The fundamental reason this job exists is to operate heavy equipment used in refuse disposal at the City’s landfill. The essential functions are: performs maintenance on equipment; drives and operates heavy earth moving equipment; and performs other related tasks such as documenting work and directing the work of others. Employees use a variety of equipment such as tractors, backhoes, bulldozers, scrapers, front-end loaders, dump trucks, and trash compactors. They work under the direction of a Heavy Equipment Operator and have little or no supervisory duties as compared to Heavy Equipment Operators. In addition, they are in training to use all pieces of heavy equipment for future advancement to Heavy Equipment Operator.
One (1) year of experience in the operation of earth moving equipment such as bulldozers, scrapers, excavators, tractors, backhoes, and/or dump trucks.
NOTE:Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the
requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.
Must have Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License or be able to obtain one within six (6) months of employment in order to operate required equipment.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Must work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the outdoor elements. Must travel across rough, uneven or rocky surfaces at the landfill.