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Heavy Equipment Operator AF 17059

Company: City of Rio Rancho NM
Location: Rio Rancho
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title: Heavy Equipment Operator AF

Department: Public Works

Division: Streets & ROW

Reports to: Streets & ROW Supervisor

FLSA Status: non-Exempt

Bargaining Unit: AFSCME

Pay Grade: 18A

Job Status: Permanent, Full-time

Full Time Equivalent: 1.0

Position Summary

The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for operating heavy equipment used in construction and maintenance projects and performing routine preventive maintenance on assigned heavy equipment.

This position requires a Commercial Drivers License and falls under the Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Rules and Regulations.

This is a Safety Sensitive position subject to random drug/alcohol testing.

Education, Training and Experience minimum required to proficiently perform the job

Education / higher education: High School Graduate or equivalent

Minimum number of years of directly related experience: Two years of experience operating medium or heavy equipment.

Education and/or experience preferences: None

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Drivers License requirement: Commercial Driver's License Required Endorsements: Class B with Tanker endorsement

Note -- For any driver, driving record must always meet City driving and insurability standards.

Required certifications, licenses or registrations: None

Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations: None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to proficiently perform the job

Knowledge: Federal, state and local laws, regulations, rules and ordinances, and City and departmental policies and procedures related to area of operation including occupational hazards and safety precautions. Techniques, practices and principles of proper use of tools and equipment related to area of operation. Blueprints, plans, schematics and other construction-related documents.

Skills: The safe operation of vehicles, equipment and tools and work in potentially hazardous areas, around moving equipment and in a variety of work areas.

Abilities: Read cut and fill stakes and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, engineering blueprints, and procedure manuals. Understand and follow oral or written instructions, quickly and accurately. Utilize intermediate arithmetic abilities, including linear, square, and cubic measurements. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, contractors, city officials, employees, department heads, other departments and the public. Perform repetitive, short-cycle work and attain precise standards. Exercise sound judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties, which are often characterized by frequent change.

Interaction with Groups/Agencies/Entities: Internal: Works with maintenance workers and craft workers to construct and repair city buildings, streets, and open space. External: Cooperates with utility contractors and vendors at the job site. .

Authorities and Accountabilities

Level of independent decision making: Moderate--incumbent is expected to analyze situations that are not covered by established procedures or instructions and suggest to supervisor a recommended course of action

Budgetary/Financial/Asset accountability: None -- Position has no accountability for, or authority to make, budgetary or financial decisions.

Span of control: Responsibility for own work (no supervision or leadership expectations)

Essential Functions

The following functions are typical for this position. The omission of specific functions does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.

* Operate heavy equipment in construction and maintenance projects including, but not limited to, graders, sweepers, loaders, backhoes, and trenchers on construction and maintenance projects.
* Coordinate interactions to attach, set up, start, stop, position, guide and manipulate intricate powered mechanical, electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic apparatus to dig, push, pile or load materials.
* Monitor instruments and precisely adjust such factors as speed, flow, temperature and pressure when feeding, bearing-off, hoisting and transporting solids or fluids.
* Inspect work site prior to, during and following activities.
* Identify, recommend and undertake work according to priorities and established schedules.
* Follows verbal and written instructions and engineering blueprints on maintenance and construction projects at the work site; reads cut and fill stakes on assigned projects.
* Follows established safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals. Involves, but is not limited to:
* Monitors traffic conditions surrounding vehicles/equipment to identify obstructions, pedestrians, or unsafe traffic conditions.
* Performs driving functions safely and efficiently in various weather conditions.
* Places safety cones, markers, or signs to alert employees/citizens of work areas or other potential hazards.
* Reports any incidents, accidents, problems, or unusual situations to immediate supervisor in accordance with City policies and procedures.
* Perform routine preventive maintenance as prescribed on assigned heavy equipment. Involves, but is not limited to:
* Inspect, clean, grease and fuel equipment.
* Identify and perform basic equipment preventative maintenance servicing and minor repair work to maintain operating condition and meet safety requirements.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Daily activity level: Blend of sedentary and physical work

Physical characteristics: Job requires oral and aural communication; job requires reading and comprehension of written materials; job requires normal vision; must be able to distinguish colors; must be able to see in dim light; exposure to high noise levels; grasping with hand, gripping; work activities produce impact on hand, wrist, forearm, elbow from vibration; use of roadwork or landscaping tools; operation of gas-powered machines or equipment; climbing ladders; bending/kneeling/crawling; lifting/carrying/push/pull up to 20 lbs.

Exposures: Exposure to hazardous chemicals or toxic substances; exposure to excessive amounts of dust, flying particles, toxic vapors, noxious fumes or mists; exposure to vibrations from equipment or operations; working outside in inclement weather conditions.

Extraordinary working conditions: When City experiences heavy rainfall, snow or icy conditions, employees must report to work to clear the roads and repair culvert and drainage ditches, often requiring working long hours with minimal breaks for days at a time.

Hazardous equipment/machinery used: None

Required personal protective equipment: None

If you need an accommodation for a disability that would enable you to apply or interview for this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 505-891-5011 (fax: 505-891-9183).

Keywords: City of Rio Rancho NM, Rio Rancho , Heavy Equipment Operator AF 17059, Other , Rio Rancho, New Mexico

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