Equipment Operator Duties
Performs skilled work in the operation of moderate to heavy
automotive and construction equipment.
Work involves the skilled operation and minor maintenance of
automotive and construction equipment of significant capacity
and operational complexity. Work is normally supervised by a
foreman, who issues instructions and inspects work during
progress and upon completion. However, some independent judgment
is required in determining operating methods. Supervision may be
exercised over skilled, semi-skilled, or unskilled workers.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Operates large mechanical sweepers, front-end loaders,
forklifts, tractor-trailers, ditching machines, hydraulic
backhoes, and a variety of construction and maintenance
Transports equipment and materials; grades and cleans park
areas, streets, and roads; excavates and fills for utility
installation and road and street grades.
Operates more complex construction equipment on training basis.
Prepares simple records and performs equipment servicing and
minor maintenance operations.
Supervises semi-skilled and unskilled workers in absence of
supervisory personnel, as required when directed.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Completion of the eighth grade of school and some experience in
the operation of moderately complex construction equipment;
possession of an appropriate valid operator's license; or any
equivalent combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the operation and servicing of various
heavy automotive and complex construction equipment.
Considerable knowledge of the hazards involved in equipment
operation and the safety precautions necessary.
Ability to prepare simple reports.
Ability to understand and follow instructions.
Skill in the operation of moderately complex construction