Heavy Equipment Operator I

City of Palm Bay, FL - Palm Bay, FL

30+ days agoFull-time
Public Works Department

Graduation from high school or GED and 2 years of experience in the operation of heavy motorized equipment.

Special Requirements:
Must possess a valid State of Florida issued Unrestricted Class "A" Commercial Driver's License and have an acceptable safe driving record and maintain an acceptable driving record.

EMERGENCY DECLARATION STATUS:
Code 1: Essential Employees may be required to work during an undeclared emergency and/or declared emergency. On an incident by incident basis, the employee's Department Head will make the determination as to who will be required to work.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB:
Under general supervision, performs specialized skilled work in the operation of motorized heavy equipment. Work involves operating heavy equipment such as Slope Mower, Bush hog, Ditcher, Buzz Bar, Shredder, Backhoe, Loader, Paver Box, Mini (Compact) Track hoe/ Mini (Compact) Excavator Box Blade, Dozer (rough grading), Skid Steer, boring machine, and all equipment listed under the Maintenance Worker classification, including driving dump trucks. This list of equipment is only illustrative and is not intended to describe every piece of equipment that would potentially be operated under this classification. Work also includes loading trucks, assisting in road repair work, maintenance and construction of water and wastewater lines, digging and covering trenches, patching roads and sidewalks, installing culverts, trash and recycle cart pick up, trash pick-up along Right of Ways, as needed. Employee is also responsible for policing work sites, and performing minor preventive maintenance on equipment. Employee must exercise some independent judgment in the performance of assigned tasks. Reports to the assigned supervisor.

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBLITIES:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Operates motorized heavy equipment at designated proficiency level involved in the construction and/or maintenance of roads, drainage projects, utilities infrastructure and other construction projects. Utilizes various heavy equipment and performs manual labor on transportation, drainage and/or utilities projects: pouring and forming concrete, installing drainage related projects including but not limited to pipes in lots and canals and under streets, lowering and raising drainage culverts, machine cleaning drainage swales, laying sod, maintenance and construction of water and wastewater lines or digging and covering trenches, patching roads and sidewalks, installing culverts, etc. Mows fields and/or canal areas. Receives instruction and trains in use of various equipment, as time and workload permits.

Inspects drainage or utilities construction projects to ensure compliance to project specifications; reviews work performed and reviews complaints or concerns from citizens concerning drainage or utilities projects. Inspects work areas prior to beginning work, and ensures safety of work sites and practices. Maintains logs and records of maintenance and repair work performed. Completes and signs work orders for completed assignments. Performs data entry to input pertinent information into the Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Performs routine maintenance to include the daily cleaning of the truck and all equipment. Performs minor maintenance and related care of equipment.

Responsible for directing traffic around construction sites and ensuring proper signage is displayed. Must be prepared to assist drivers and pedestrians with route directions when asked. Responds to citizen and staff complaints and other concerns that involve any of the functions described herein. Uses courtesy and tact when dealing with the public and employees.

When assigned to Utilities: Performs skilled work installing, maintaining and repairing water and sewer lines and associated fixtures. Work involves installing water and sewer lines, mains, valves, hydrants and meters; and maintaining and repairing such fixtures. Employee is also responsible for inspecting water and sewer lines, including searching for leaks and measuring flow; and locating lines and fixtures for contractors, other utility companies, other City personnel, etc.

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
May be assigned to shift work. May be required to work weekends and holidays. May be required to respond to after hour calls. May be required to work with and for other divisions and departments within the organization. May be required to operate a dump truck, flat bed or transport material and/or equipment with heavy duty trailer. Performs other duties as assigned. Responsible for regular attendance, arriving to work on time and presenting a neat appearance.

This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary that are a logical assignment to the position.