Transportation Equipment Operator III

Recruitment #220107-T25C-02



Positions in this job family are responsible for operating power equipment and performing related tasks in the maintenance and repair of highways.

The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
• Operates equipment or heavy machinery such as trucks, tractors, road graders, dozers, front-end loaders, cranes, backhoes, paint machines, semi-trailers, snow removal equipment and other equipment as needed.
• Performs minor repairs and maintenance on equipment and facilities.
• Repairs failures in the roadway shoulders or bridge decks.
• Repairs and/or replaces signs, posts, guardrails and fences.
• Provides traffic control assistance using a stop/slow sign or flag to direct highway traffic.
• Applies herbicide to highway right-of-ways to control weeds and other unwanted vegetation.

The Transportation Equipment Operator job family has four levels which are distinguished by the level of the complexity of specific job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned for a specific task, the level of expertise required for completion of assigned tasks and the responsibility assigned for supervision of others.

This is the specialist level where incumbents operate the heaviest and most complex power equipment in highway maintenance and repair such as road graders, asphalt lay down machines, cranes, striping machines, dozers, and aerial high lift trucks. Positions at this level may be responsible for serving as a lead worker of a crew of workers operating power equipment. They direct the work as it is being done and provide on-the-job training as required at the Oklahoma Transportation Authority.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of the operation of the most complex equipment used in highway construction and maintenance; and of materials used in highway construction or maintenance. Ability is required to operate the most complex equipment used in highway construction and maintenance; to follow instructions; to communicate effectively; and to use highway construction and maintenance materials.

Possession of a valid Oklahoma driver’s license at time of employment.

Some agencies may require possession of a valid Oklahoma commercial driver’s license, class A or B with appropriate endorsements referenced in United States Department of Transportation Title 47, Chapter 6, Section 101 et seq. at time of appointment. Persons appointed to positions at the Oklahoma Department of Transportation or the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority must possess or obtain a commercial driver’s license, class A, no later than five months from the date of appointment.

Applicants must take and pass drug test prior to appointment. Such tests will be administered through the appointing agency. This requirement is referenced in 49 Code of Federal Regulation, parts 40 and 382.

Applicants must be willing and able to perform all job-related travel normally associated with this position; be willing to work hours other than on regular shifts during emergency situations; and possess a telephone in residence to receive emergency on-call duty messages.
While performing the duties of this job, the employees are frequently required to stand, walk and reach; and talk and hear. Routinely, employees are required to sit; to manipulate or feel objects, tools or controls; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

Employees must regularly lift 80 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) ensures that no person or groups of persons shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, retaliation or genetic information, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any and all programs, services, or activities including all employment practices. To request an accommodation, please contact the ADA/504/508 Coordinator at 405-521-4140 or the Oklahoma Relay Service at 1-800-722-0353.


Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of three years of experience in operating heavy equipment used in highway construction or maintenance.


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