Heavy Equipment Operator II

Recruitment #21-CI5560-02

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform skilled work in the operation of a variety of heavy automotive and related equipment.  Employee in this class is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of heavy automotive and related equipment used in construction and maintenance activities.  The operation of this equipment frequently entails considerable manipulative difficulty, and considerable importance is attached to the ability to effectively perform specialized tasks for which equipment is designed.  Normally work is performed on one specified type of equipment, though employee is required to operate other units or perform semi-skilled laboring tasks during slack or seasonal period. The major work responsibilities may include: drives and operates heavy weight dump trucks and lowboy tractor trailers; operates dozers, motor graders, trash compactors, elevated earth mover scrapers,   excavators, backhoes, and  front end loaders; services and performs basic preventive maintenance checks; and performs manual labor work as required.  Employee reports to the Assistant Solid Waste Superintendent and/or the Solid Waste Superintendent.

DISTINQUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is distinguished from Heavy Equipment Operator I in that the Heavy Equipment Operator II classification requires more skill in operating and maneuvering power-driven equipment in completing tasks.  This class is distinguished from Construction Equipment Operator in that Heavy Equipment Operator IIs do not supervise subordinate employees in the absence of the Assistant Solid Waste Superintendent.  The Construction Equipment Operator classification also requires more skill in operating construction and maintenance equipment. 

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of experience and/or training that include operation of heavy equipment such as a dozer, motor grader, dump truck, trash compactor, earth mover scraper, excavator, backhoe, lowboy tractor trailer and front-end loader  in  public works, utilities, construction or a related field.  Must possess at least a Class B Commercial Driver’s License.

NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.

Special Requirements

Must obtain and maintain ADEM Certified Landfill Operator Certification within four years of employment.  Must possess and maintain a valid Alabama driver’s license. Must be able to work weekends, holidays and overtime as needed to perform job duties.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Physical ability to lift 50-75 pounds, assisted as needed to pick up equipment parts, a fusion welder, air wrench and to change tires. Physical ability to work outdoors as needed to operate equipment from an open or enclosed cab while being exposed to extreme conditions (hot and cold temperatures, rain, dust and dirt).  Physical ability to sit for extended periods of time (up to eight hours) in order to operate heavy equipment as well as physical ability to stand, stoop, bend or kneel for periods of time to inspect equipment or perform preventive maintenance on equipment

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any other vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Engineering Department - Landfill Division. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were. If more than five qualified applications are received, a selection procedure will be administered to rank applicants on the register. Tied scores will not be broken. If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a pre-employment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

BACKGROUND CHECK: Employment may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a background check. (Candidates will be asked to provide consent prior to the administration of background checks.)

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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