Equipment Operator I (#MCCC01)
Description of Occupational Work
This class series uses four levels of work in the Equipment and Plant Operation Group, Mechanical and Equipment Operation Series. The Equipment Operator class series work is physical labor, and skilled operation of self-propelled mobile equipment, an array of support equipment, and hand tools, used in various operations/activities, such as the repair, maintenance, and development of roads, grounds, or structures. A significant part of the work includes manipulating equipment by coding computers/adjusting levers, gears, valves, and controls/pressing foot and hand pedals.
Note: The career ladder incorporates the Equipment Operator, I, II, and III levels; specifically, depending upon agency needs, positions can be classified up to Equipment Operator III (highest level in the career ladder). The Equipment Operator I level is to provide entry for hiring new employees into the class series but does not preclude hiring new employees at higher levels. To implement the career ladder, current employees are assigned to the level for which they meet minimum qualifications and promotional standards. Employees may be promoted through the career ladder in accordance with promotional standards for those levels assigned to an agency. The promotional standards, a selection document under separate cover, set forth the criteria that defines and describes the complexity of work required for advancement to each level through the career ladder.
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.
Levels of Work
Equipment Operator I
This describes entry-level equipment operator work. This level is involved in learning department rules, regulations, and policies concerning operation of equipment, proper handling of materials, and environmental issues as related to the industry. Work is performed under close direction of a technical superior.
Equipment Operator II
This describes equipment operator work at the full performance level. Positions operate more complex equipment within standard guidelines and alternatives under the direction of a technical superior. This level uses a broader range of equipment, to accomplish more complex equipment operations/projects with more independence than the first level.
Equipment Operator III
This describes equipment operator work at the advanced level. Positions operate a broad range of complex heavy mobile equipment with attachments on large and small equipment operations/environmental projects. Performs under general supervision, involving periodic review of work in progress.
Equipment Operator IV
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.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSAs listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
In addition to the above Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, the Equipment Operator II requires:
In addition to the above Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, the Equipment Operator III requires:
In addition to the above Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, the Equipment Operator IV requires:
Job Requirements for Equipment Operator I