These positions serve as crew/project leaders, and are skilled at precision operation of the most complex mobile equipment with attachments of significant weight and complexity to accomplish the most complex equipment operations and assignments/projects. Perform with indirect supervision, review of work typically occurs after completion or when problems or exceptions occur.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Drives and controls on/off-road equipment to haul supplies to and from the work site. This may include public highway systems.
- Manipulates equipment with integrated mechanical, hydraulic, and electronic systems/controls by coding computers and or adjusting levers, gears, valves, switches and related controls.
- Operates mobile equipment and hand tools to dig, ditch, slope, strip, grade, backfill, mow, and clear and excavate.
- Loads and unloads rock, debris, earth, trees and materials, such as abrasives, de-icing chemicals/hazardous material using hands, loaders, trucks, hand-truck, forklift, dolly-lift and hoist.
- Operates hand tools such as jackhammers, mechanical tampers, power saws, air compressors, hydraulic drivers, and similar equipment to make general repairs of roads, grounds, and/or structures.
- Performs construction/maintenance and repairs in a variety of labor/trades fields such as carpentry, welding, and masonry.
- Responds to environmental/highway emergency situations to control snow, storm water, hazardous debris, oil spills, etc. on roads, grounds and related areas.
- Uses traffic control techniques to control high/low speed vehicular traffic movements.
- Performs preventive maintenance, operational checks, pre, and post walk around inspections, and makes minor repairs/adjustments of assigned equipment; reports damage and /or required maintenance.
- May operate draw and swing bridges to permit both water and roadway traffic to pass safely.
Job Requirements for Equipment Operator IV
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Six months experience in operating self-propelled mobile equipment with wheeled or crawler type traction work to fine specifications on all types of terrain.
- Six months experience in constructing drainage systems for storm water management, road maintenance and construction.
- Six months experience in evaluating and establishing traffic controls in a work zone.
- Six months experience in preventative maintenance on vehicles and equipment which includes lubricating, cleaning, and servicing.
- Knowledge of record keeping.
- Possession of a valid CDL Class B Driver's License with Airbrake Restriction (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).
As a prerequisite to qualifying for the Equipment Operator IV level, the individual must be a DelDOT Operator III, OR, have been a DelDOT Operator III within the past 2 year period from which the individual left the position in good standing. Every Equipment Operator III must, at a minimum, obtain DelDOT certification to operate:
1. Four 400 series equipment pieces, identified in the Certification Manual, which must be needed for production in the individual’s area of assignment and must be approved by the District Engineer or a designee. “Float Crew pieces” of equipment may be used if both the employee and the District Engineer agree and make the necessary arrangements.
The Equipment Operator III must regularly operate in situations where he/she is required to be a project leader (i.e. to self-manage.) This operator works independently and is solely responsible for effectiveness of the specific task. Examples of project leader include equipment operator utilizing; a truck tractor 5th wheel with Low Boy combinations, a pothole patcher, or a street sweeper. The project leader duties would include planning, scheduling, effectively performing the operation, and recording of work accomplished.
2. Two, 400 series plus three additional equipment pieces, identified in the Certification Manual, which must be needed for production in the individual’s area of assignment and must be approved by the District Engineer or a designee. The additional equipment pieces will be any combination of 300 or 400 series. If 300 series equipment is used it must be in addition to the equipment used to certify on for the promotion to Equipment Operator III. “Float Crew pieces” of equipment may be used if both the employee and the District Engineer agree and make the necessary arrangements.
Have satisfactorily served as equipment intensive crew leader on assignments. A crew leader is responsible for the effectiveness of a work crew of three or more equipment operators. An example of a crew leader is the lead operator of a mowing, crack sealing, tar and chip, or a divided highway snow removal crew.
NOTE: Any past certification that had taken place using previous Operator Certification Manual criteria will stay in effect. If the certification number has changed, the operator may only apply credit towards promotional requirements for either, the old certification or the new certification number, not both. In determining promotional eligibility Operators must maintain the minimum certifications that were used for previous promotions without duplicate application of credit. Any new certification will follow the requirements of the Equipment Operator Manual.
300 AND 400 SERIES EQUIPMENT LIST
301 STREET SWEEPER
302 ROAD GRADER (BASIC)
306 HYDRAULIC EXCAVATOR (BASIC)
310 PAVEMENT RECYCLER/PULVI-MIXER
313 ROLLER DRIVEN OVER 6 TON, RUBBER TIRE T&C
315 TRACTOR WITH EXTENDED ARM ATTACHMENTS
318 FRONT-END LOADER (BASIC)
321 JET RODDER (TRAILER MOUNTED)
325 BUCKET (AERIAL) TRUCK BOOM OVER 37 FOOT
330 TRUCK WITH MOUNTED HOT ASPHALT UNIT (PATCHER)
335 POTHOLE PATCHER DRIVEN (ROSCO)
340 CRACK SEALER
345 ASPHALT MAINTAINER
350 SKID STEER LOADER WITH ATTACHMENTS
400 TRACKED EXCAVATOR (CAT)
401 MOTOR GRADER (ADVANCED)
403 HYDRAULIC EXCAVATOR (ADVANCED)
404 ASPHALT DISTRIBUTOR, 3000 GAL T&C
405 TRUCK TRACTOR WITH HYDRAULIC TRAILER CDL-A
406 SELF PROPELLED CHIP SPREADER T&C
411 TRUCK TRAILER COMBINATION (ADVANCED) CDL-A
412 WRECKER 5 TON
413 BRIDGE INSPECTION UNIT
418 FRONT END LOADER (ADVANCED)
419 SEWER & CATCH BASIN CLEANER (TRUCK MOUNTED)
420 TOLL PLAZA LANE CLEANER
(A) CDL A (Towing Trailer)(N) Tank Vehicle (Over 1000 gallons)
Additional Posting Information
This position must be available to work overtime as needed, and during storm events and other emergency events on short notice, and in some cases, no advance notice. During inclement weather, this position also includes snow removal responsibilities.
Conditions of Hire
This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization) that has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other applicable terms and conditions of employment, in accordance with Title 29, Chapter 59 and Title 19, Chapter 13 and 16. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement based on its individual terms.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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