Equipment Operator - Road Department


DEPARTMENT: Road Department

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 23, 2014

GRADE 24

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Primary Job Duty Rock Crusher / Belt line Operator

  • Performs a variety of skilled work in the operation and maintenance of heavy mechanized equipment gravel operations, Road maintenance & any and all excavation, all with due regard for the safety of self, other employees and the public. 

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

 

  • Works under the general supervision of the Road Department Crusher Foreman or Supervisor.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

 

None

 

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES

 

  • Operates specialized equipment such as Rock Crusher, Belt lines, bulldozers, loaders, scrapers, and other similar equipment.

 

  • Operator is responsible for the pre-operator check, post-operator check and performs general maintenance of heavy equipment in the course of his daily duties.  Maintenance could include but is not limited to Cleaning of rubble off crusher and cone, Checking Belt lines, changing screens, filters, hoses, greasing, checking fluid and fuel levels, etc. and other general maintenance tasks.  

 

  • Keeps records of all pre-operation, post-operation and other maintenance performed on equipment.  If major repair is needed it is the Operator’s responsibility to immediately notify the Mechanic foreman and or Supervisor of the problem. Keep an orderly system for tracking all MSHA paperwork in your cab.

 

  • Possesses skills to enable professional daily interaction with fellow employees and the public sector.

 

  • Operator will gain a working knowledge of gravel pit operation and be required to work in all aspects of the process.

 

  • The Operator will also be required to gain a working knowledge of Wild land firefighting basics as it applies to putting in fire breaks with graders or dozers.

 

  • The operator will also be required to utilize a CDL class A driver’s license with tanker endorsement. The equipment operator will have additional duties driving belly dump, end dump, and water truck. 

 

  • Performs other duties as assigned within the County.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

1.  Education and Experience:

 

A.  Graduation from high school or equivalent with experience in basic diesel mechanics,

 

AND

 

B.  One (1) years of closely related experience in the above duties,

 

OR

 

C.  Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

 

 

2.  Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

Skill in the operation and use of tools related to basic equipment maintenance and repair; and the use of welding equipment.

 

Must have a good working knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of heavy mechanized equipment operation; working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operation.

 

Ability to operate heavy mechanized equipment of various kinds under varying conditions; ability to act independently; ability to understand and carry out instructions relative to job assignments; ability to perform strenuous labor for extended periods of time.

 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with employees, other departments, and the public.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, stand and hear.  Must be able to do strenuous labor for extended periods of time such as lifting 60 pounds, shoveling, pushing, etc.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

Must be able to work outside in all types of weather conditions i.e. cold, heat, wind, dust, snow, rain, etc.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be willing to stay out in west Box Elder County for 1 month Monday thru Thursday for a road project.

 

Will certify in CPR and First Aid Administration.

 

To qualify as Grade 24 position requires possessing a Utah Class A Commercial Driver License with tanker Endorsement.

 

SELECTION GUIDELINES

 

Formal application; reference check; final interview with the hiring authority.