Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions
WORK HOURS: 7:00 A.M to 3:30 P.M (Monday thru Friday)
WORK LOCATION: City Wide Services / Paul Clark Building
Incumbents in this classification drive and operate vehicles, tractors and other equipment with specialized functions that involve the operation of mechanisms to complete tasks in addition to driving and maneuvering the vehicle in order to complete tasks for various maintenance and/or construction projects; equipment in this classification includes larger vehicles requiring a higher level of skill to drive and maneuver in and around confined spaces and vehicles with mechanisms that are somewhat complex to operate, requiring more dexterity and finesse. Classification is reserved for those positions where driving and operating of included equipment is the primary function of the job.
Operates various equipment and vehicles to complete tasks related to the maintenance, upkeep, installation and construction of City grounds, property, utilities, rights-of-way, and other infrastructure for Public Works and Parks & Recreation operations; drives vehicles over public roads, worksites, rights-of-way, parks, public works facilities and other City property; maneuvers in and around traffic, parked cars, equipment, utilities and other obstacles; obeys all traffic laws and safety guidelines; monitors immediate environment and work area to ensure the safety of the operator, other workers, the equipment and the public.
Operates tractors with articulated boom mowing system to mow rights-of-way, parks and other City property along steep slopes, ditches, and hard-to-reach areas inaccessible to most mowing apparatuses; scouts path for and removes rocks, debris and other obstacles that may cause damage to the equipment, property or the public; determines proper settings and adjusts boom for proper angle, height and trajectory; maneuvers and monitors boom mower for optimal operation.
Operates wood chipper to grind large tree limbs for use as mulch; maneuvers knuckle-boom arm to pick up limbs and load into chipper; maintains constant awareness of the environment to ensure the safety of the operator, other crew workers, and the public.
Operates street sweepers along a prescribed route to remove dirt and debris from City streets and parking lots; maneuvers in and out of traffic and around parked cars, taking care to reduce congestion and maintain safety; determines proper settings and adjusts brushes for proper angle and height, maintaining proper curb distance for optimum coverage.
Drives knuckle-boom truck to collect trash, limbs and other debris from work sites, parks, and other City property and transport it to the landfill; positions vehicle alongside targeted debris; operates truck- or trailer-mounted knuckle-boom arm to pick up debris and load it into the truck; secures all doors, gates and fasteners to prevent spillage or loss of load during transport; dumps material at appropriate location.
Drives fuel truck to transport fuel to equipment at work sites; operates the mechanism to fuel equipment as necessary; applies knowledge of hazardous materials when transporting, handling, and responding to spills involving gasoline, diesel fuel, and other flammable/volatile liquids.
Drives bucket and/or lift truck to work site and operates lift mechanisms to elevate crews performing various maintenance, upkeep and installation for traffic systems, tree trimming and other tasks requiring access to high places; positions vehicle and lift-platform to ensure optimum access to required location and avoid power lines, low branches, traffic and other hazards; monitors activities to ensure the safety of crew workers.
Operates bobcat and backhoe-mounted loader to load and/or move gravel, dirt, sand and other materials for smaller projects and amounts; operates digging arm of the backhoe to perform basic digging, trenching and clearing of land or materials that do not require skilled maneuvering or exact specifications.
Drives and operates a digger-derrick truck for digging holes to install wooden and steel poles around energized electrical lines, install mast arms, overhead signs and anchor bolts for traffic signal construction.
Operates thermoplastic line striper and paint machines to mark pavement along City roads, parking lots and other paved surfaces; calibrates laser to aim spray mechanisms for accurate placement of markings; operates spray mechanisms to apply paint or traffic markings to pavement in accordance with the desired lines, arrows, messages or other symbols; places cones to indicate newly painted surfaces; disassembles and cleans spray nozzles and mechanisms.
Operates a jet-flushing/vacuum/viewer truck for the purpose of cleaning out storm drain pipe, manholes, catch basins and other brick and concrete drainage structures in order to maintain the flow throughout the stormwater drainage system.
Drives trucks with a side-mounted articulated vacuum boom along an assigned route for the purpose of picking up leaves and other yard waste from rights of way and out of drainage easements in order to maintain stormwater drainage flow throughout the entire system.
Inspects and prepares equipment for safe and proper operation prior to beginning work for the day; performs light maintenance on equipment which includes changing oil, refueling and refilling lubricants; cleans vehicles, beds and mounted equipment upon completion of assignments; secures vehicle after use.
Leads assigned crew in safe and effective completion of assorted work in an assigned department, division or specialized area.
Operates vehicles and equipment in lower classifications as needed or assigned to complete division or departmental projects and workload.
Performs basic and semi-skilled labor as appropriate to assist in the completion of maintenance, upkeep and construction projects; picks up paper, limbs, and other debris; uses hand tools and operates motorized tools as necessary to complete assigned task; installs/maintains street signs and manually loads, moves and arranges materials.
May be required to use, carry and answer their cell phone as determined by their job duties and the Department Head.
Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications:High School Diploma or GED and two (2) years of any combination of relevant experience/training, training sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must also possess the ability to obtain a hazardous materials endorsement within six (6) months.
LICENSING AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Valid Tennessee Class A, Class A restricted or Class B commercial driver license. May require appropriate endorsements related to area of assignment.
Supplemental Information: KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions; general equipment and maintenance principles; materials and equipment utilized in assigned area of responsibility; demonstrated ability to drive and operate assigned equipment; operation of commercial vehicles that consist of self-contained specialized equipment; typical equipment operated might include but is not limited to: fuel trucks, bucket trucks, thermoplastic paint machines, mechanical street sweepers, knuckle-boom trucks, articulated boom mowers, oil distributors and jet-flushing/vacuum trucks.
Positions in this class typically require climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Medium Work:Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Safety Sensitive: Y
Department of Transportation - CDL: Y
Child Sensitive: N
All employees must maintain a Tennessee residency from the date of hire.
Only applicants who provide a valid email address will be notified when the position has been filled.
The City of Chattanooga, Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
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