General Equipment Operator (North)

Okaloosa County Crestview , FL 32539

Posted 2 months ago

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB

Drives and operates trucks and equipment; loads, hauls and distributes materials for use in construction and maintenance activities.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Operates trucks and equipment, to include steel wheel, dump trucks, flat-beds, loaders, backhoes, spreaders, bush hogs, compactors, graders, dozers, rollers, four wheel drive pickups, and tanker trucks.

Operates hand tools, to include chainsaw, shovel, axe and rake.

Performs physical labor in the maintenance, restoration or construction of roadways, drainage systems or disposal sites.

Loads trucks with clay, sand, rock and soil.

Inspects trucks, tools and equipment; ensures that trucks, tools and equipment are properly maintained.

Assists with traffic control at work sites, to include flagging, and erecting barricades and signs.

Cuts trees, limbs and shrubbery on right-of-ways or adjacent road and traffic areas of assigned work site.

Clears ditches, culverts, drains, gutters and beaver dams.

Installs and cleans waste and landfill drains.

Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or GED supplemented by one year of experience in the operation of heavy duty trucks and equipment; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Requires a valid class "B" commercial driver license with air brakes. May require an "N" endorsement for tanker trucks.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Physical Requirements:
Must be physically able to operate heavy duty trucks and equipment requiring manipulation of multiple controls, where excellent eye/hand/foot coordination is essential for safe and productive operations; must be physically able to operate various hand held manual and gas-powered tools and equipment.

Must be able to exert in excess of one hundred pounds of force occasionally, or 20 to 50 pounds frequently, or 10 to 20 pounds to constantly lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work; must be able to perform manual tasks and remain on feet for extended periods of time.

Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information; includes issuing and receiving assignments and/or directions. Requires the ability to tactfully and effectively interact with the public and with co-workers.

Language Ability: Must be able to communicate effectively in Standard English, and to convey information to others.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions; to deal with problems involving concrete variables in situations where limited standardized exists; to make independent judgments in the absence of supervisor; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively with co-workers, the public, and supervisors.

Numerical Aptitude: Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide; determine weight; may require the ability to calculate decimals and percentages.

Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions.

Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to hear and understand communications through telephone and radio.



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