POSITION TITLE: Heavy Equipment Operator DEPARTMENT: Utility
POSITION CODE: 23-200 FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
POSITION REPORTS TO: Utility Maintenance Supervisor, Utility
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Distribution Tradesman, Field Operator
LS COMPARABLE: 47-20732.01, Grader, Bulldozer, & Scraper
47-2073.02, Operating Engineers
47-4071, Sewer Pipe Cleaners
Leadership: Provides co-worker leadership to others through
motivation, team building, and providing feedback.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Subject to post offer, pre-employment drug screen.
- Subject to post offer, pre-employment physical
examination/medical history check.
- Subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.
- In accordance with 49 CFR 391.53, information regarding
previous employers may be used for the purpose of investigating the
applicant's safety performance history within the previous three
years. This includes general employment, accident, and drug/alcohol
- In accordance with 49 CFR 393.23, a Motor Vehicle Report
covering the previous three years will be obtained for the purpose
of investigation the applicant's driving history.
- As a CDL driver, the employee will be required to comply with
all provisions of DOT Regulation 49 CFR Parts 40 and 382, including
random drug and alcohol testing.
- Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class B CDL with Tanker and Air
Brake endorsement with an acceptable driving record.
- Must have a telephone.
- Due to "on-call status", must be able to report to work within
POSITION PURPOSE: To provide quality life for Enid residents by
implementing a pro-active preventative maintenance line program for
water and wastewater. In addition, the wastewater and water
infrastructure is inspected, cleaned, and maintained in a safe and
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:
- Starts engine, moves throttle, controls, and levers to operate
two or more heavy machines, equipment, and attachments including
vactor truck, trencher, backhoe, loader, dump truck, boring
machine, and truck hoe.
- Performs daily inspection of equipment, greases, oils, and
performs maintenance and minor repairs.
- Operates equipment in a variety of positions to include steep
inclines, wet conditions, tight spaces, etc.
- Uses discretion to select the proper cleaning nozzle, operating
pressure, and reel speed for efficient cleaning or sewer line.
- Maintains and repairs lift stations.
- Mowing, weed eating and spraying around lift stations.
- Collect overflow samples and file overflow reports with
Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.
- Installs, repairs, or replaces water mains, fire hydrants,
valves, and service taps.
- Sets up safe work zones and follow safe operating
- Serves as lead worker, directing, instructing, and providing
leadership to crew members.
- Provides assistance to other departments as needed.
- Respond to customer call-ins and complaints.
- Performs other duties as required.
- Water lines are installed, maintained, and repaired in an
- Sewer lines are repaired and maintained.
- Policies and procedures in City of Enid personnel manual and
safety manual are understood, followed, and modeled for other
- Effective working relations exist with City personnel.
- New employees are well trained and assisted. Management is
- The City of Enid Water Reclamation Services division runs
smoothly and efficiently.
- Blockages, breakage, and flow interruptions are minimized by an
aggressive pro-active preventive maintenance program.
- Equipment is well maintained, clean, and operated in a safe and
- Employee understands and adheres to applicable safety
- The City's professional reputation is maintained.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education
degree (GED); or six months related experience and/or training; or
equivalent combination of education and experience. Some previous
work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful, but
CERTIFICATES/LICENSES: Class B CDL with tanker & air brake
endorsement upon hire.
Trenching & Shoring Training (within 6 months).
Class D Wastewater license within 6 months.
Class D Water license within 6 months.
Confined Space Certification (within 3 months).
Protective Respirator Qualification (within 3 months).
Maintain 4 hours of continuing education annually.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Safety- Knowledge of safe work practices and
work zones to be used in performing each job.
Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their
designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
SKILLS/ABILITIES: Ability to direct crews and take on leadership
Maintain a safe work environment in high traffic areas.
Operate backhoe, loader, trencher, truck, and boring
Locate underground utilities.
Know proper trench and shoring practices.
Handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Accurate and attentive to detail.
Good communications and public relations abilities.
Able to operate telephone, PC, copier, and other basic business
Basic typing and computer application skills.
Ability to assist and support others.
PHYSICAL & MENTAL CONCERNS AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION
FINGER DEXTERITY: Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle
items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects
VISUAL ABILITIES: Normal vision, with or without corrective
PHYSICAL STRENGTH: PDC Level: Heavy Employee lifts/carries 100
lbs occasionally (less than 33% of the time or 1-100 times per
day); exert push/pull force of 150 lbs. Extensive physical activity
required performing strenuous daily activities of a mechanical
nature. Frequent standing, over the head reaching and lifting,
twisting, carrying, climbing, bending, stooping, crouching,
crawling, and balancing required. Periodic shoveling required
lifting from ground to waist to shoulder.
LANGUAGE/COMPREHENSION: Ability to read and interpret documents
such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and
procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and
correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of
customers or employees of organization.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal
with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only
limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of
instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule
MATHEMATICS ABILITY: Ability to calculate figures and amounts
such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages,
area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic
algebra and geometry.
WORK SCHEDULE/HOURS: Regular- 8 hour shift, typically 7:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
24-hour call, nights and weekends, as required. Overtime as
Other - Variable lunch period and breaks in coordination with
other office personnel.
WORK CONDITIONS: Outdoor exposure to changing weather conditions
(for instance, rain sun,
snow, wind, etc.) Work in high traffic areas.
Noise level: Very loud. Hearing protection required.
Other work conditions: Work near moving mechanical parts and
above ground level.
Exposure to constant vibration.
Risk of electrical shock.
Occasional work above ground where possibility of falling
Frequent exposure to air contamination, airborne particles,
fumes, and toxic or caustic chemicals.
Exposure to raw sewage and waste.
Exposure to confined spaces.
5-7 years experience. 8+ years experience.
Advanced ability to operate heavy machinery in department.
Expert ability with all heavy equipment in department.
Class A CDL. Ability to make minor equipment repairs.
DEQ Class C Water License. Lead worker of heavy equipment
DEQ Class C Wastewater License. Expert knowledge of applicable
Ability to fill in for Camera Technician for short periods of
time. Class B Water License.
Vocational or Technical Training. Class B Wastewater
Right of Way spraying license, Department of Agriculture.
Advanced safety training.
Ability to fill in for foreman for intermediate periods of time.
Ability to fill in for foreman for extended periods of time.
Trenching & Shoring Rescue Training. Ability to fill in for
Camera Technician for short periods of
Valid CPR certification. time.
Advanced knowledge of applicable safety standards. Associate's
Degree of equivalent in related field.
Serve as lead worker.
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All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only
essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral
tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been
excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been
determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully
perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties,
responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all
inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by
supervisors as deemed appropriate.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is
possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably
accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will
be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the
employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the
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accommodations. I have also received or have been offered a copy of
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