Equipment Operator

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Purpose of Classification:

Operates equipment in the support level of streets and grounds maintenance programs.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is first in a series of two classifications. Working conditions - restricted movement, intense noise, extreme temperatures, dirty environment; lifts or carries heavy objects.

Example of Duties:

  • Operates heavy equipment such as cranes, graders and bulldozers under the guidance of Heavy Equipment Operator.
  • Operates equipment such as backhoes, front-end loaders, street sweepers, fork lifts, tractor trailers, tractors and boom, bucket, water and dump trucks.
  • Operates lawnmowers, jackhammers, chain saws, trenchers, generators, compressors, tampers, rollers, cement saws, core drills, augers, sandblaster; uses hand tools.
  • Services and performs general and preventative maintenance on heavy equipment and related equipment.
  • Transports and delivers materials.
  • Installs and maintains signs and fencing.
  • Performs street maintenance and grounds excavation work.
  • May remove snow from streets, walks and parking lots.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of equipment operation.
  • Skill in equipment operation.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of equipment operation experience; OR,
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
  • Possession of a current Arizona Type D driver's license upon employment.
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