The purpose of this classification is to drive or operate heavy trucks, tractors, and other medium-sized equipment where driving and maneuvering the vehicle constitutes the majority of the work required to complete tasks for various public infrastructure maintenance, construction, and repair projects. This is the entry level for the Equipment Operator series. Incumbents in this classification operate equipment as a primary function; however, equipment in this classification does not involve the operation of additional mechanisms other than those that are moderately simple and routine.Examples of Duties
Operates various equipment and vehicles to complete tasks related to the maintenance, repair and construction of County roadways, rights-of-way, sidewalks, storm drainage systems, and other infrastructure projects: drives vehicle over public roads, work sites, rights-of-way, parks, public works facilities, and other County property; maneuvers in and around traffic, parked cars, equipment, utilities, and other obstacles; obeys all traffic laws and safety guidelines; and monitors immediate environment and work area to ensure the safety of operator, other workers, the equipment, and the public.
Drives single, tandem, and tri-axle dump trucks or brush trucks in order to transport and haul materials between original and final destinations for use in maintenance and construction projects: positions vehicle to allow for the most efficient and effective loading or dumping of materials; secures all doors, gates, and fasteners to prevent spillage or loss of load; operates dumping mechanism to dump materials at appropriate locations; and operates truck and dumping mechanism simultaneously to spread materials along prescribed path to required specifications.
Operates tractors and tractor-mounted mowing equipment to mow and maintain rights-of-way, parks, and other County property, including operation of side-arm, bush hogs, and rear-mounted mowers: scouts path for and removes rocks, debris, and other obstacles that may cause damage to the equipment, property, or the public; and determines proper settings and adjusts mowing and raking equipment for desired height and trajectory.
Utilizes asphalt roller and asphalt patching truck to make repairs to existing streets and paved surfaces by filling potholes, cracks, and other deformities: drives truck to work location and positions vehicle to allow for optimum delivery of asphalt; utilizes dumping mechanisms to apply specified amount of hot asphalt to desired area; operates spraying mechanism to aim and distribute a fine stream of asphalt along cracks in the pavement; utilizes rakes, shovels, and other tools to manually spread and seal asphalt; operates asphalt roller or compactor to flatten and compress dirt, gravel, asphalt, and other materials; and marks newly repaired pavement as appropriate.
Drives special purpose trucks with mounted tanks to transport and distribute water, insecticide, oil, or other liquids for use in maintenance, upkeep, and construction projects; determines proper settings and adjusts spraying mechanisms to distribute desired amounts of liquids for both informal and controlled applications; operates flusher and water truck to rinse debris from streets and apply water to construction sites to reduce dust levels; operates spraying mechanism on mosquito truck todistribute insecticide; and operates asphalt distributor to apply oil along prescribed path for street construction prior to pavement of streets. Inspects and prepares equipment for safe and proper operation prior to beginning work for the day: performs light maintenance on equipment, which includes changing oil, refueling, and refilling lubricants; cleans vehicles, beds, and mounted equipment upon completion of assignments; and secures vehicle after use.
Performs manual labor in support of construction, maintenance, and repair projects: lifts, moves, loads, and unloads materials, equipment, tools, and supplies; digs ditches, trenches, and holes manually or utilizing power equipment; shovels, rakes, spreads, compacts, and levels dirt, rock, asphalt, cement, and other materials; retrieves supplies, materials, tools, equipment and other items and runs various errands as needed; collects, transports, loads and unloads materials, supplies, tools, and equipment to and from the worksite; and removes litter, debris, and deceased animals from roadways and other County property.
Follows established safety procedures: utilizes safety equipment and wears protective gear: monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; monitors traffic conditions surrounding trucks and equipment to identify obstructions, pedestrians, or unsafe traffic conditions; flags and directs traffic and places markers, signs and cones around project and work site to ensure safety of crew and the traveling public; and reports any incidents, accidents, problems, or unusual situations.
Communicates with supervisor, other County employees, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
High school diploma or GED required; supplemented by six months of experience operating equipment in the construction, repair, and/or maintenance of public infrastructure or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Commercial Driver's License (CDL) including appropriate endorsement(s).
Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all County or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.
Ability to operate and maintain public works equipment; skill in the operation and application of hand and power tools; ability to perform heavy manual labor; skill in driving and operating assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to effectively work as a member of a crew.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to overhaul, restore, renovate, construct, and/or rebuild equipment, machinery, or objects, requiring adherence to prescribed standards and specifications. Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of the same equipment, machinery, and/or objects.
It is the policy of Henry County that there will be equal opportunity for every citizen, employee and applicant, based upon merit without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, genetics or disability.
Annual Leave (vacation) is earned as follows:
- 0 months ? 5 years: 10 days per year
- 6 years ? 15 years: 15 days per year
- 16 years ? 20 years: 20 days per year
- 21 years and over: 23 days per year
Sick Leave is earned at the rate of one day per month for a total of 12 days per year.
Employees receive nine paid holidays per year.
Insurance benefits are offered to employees working over 32 hours per week.
New employees are eligible for insurance coverage on the first day of the month following one full month of employment.
Provisions and rates are subject to change.
For more information concerning Henry County Benefits you can visit www.houze.org/henrycounty
Blue CrossDental coverage is provided free to the employee. Employees can enroll spouse and children up to age 26 for $51.28 per month.
Health Insurance-Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kaiser
Life Insurance-The county provides life insurance for each employee. The amount is equal to one year's salary.
Long-Term Disability-The county provides long-term disability for each employee. The benefit starts after the employee is out of work for six months and continues until age 65.
Retirement is managed by GEBCorp. Employees are required to contribute a percentage of annual salary for the Defined Benefit Program. Also available is an optional 457b Deferred Compensation Program.
Supplemental Insurance may be purchased and payroll deducted. These include:
- Additional Life Insurance
- Accident Insurance
- Cancer Insurance
- Short-Term Disability
- Flex Spending Account
- Day Care
Henry County offers vision coverage through Blue View Vision Eye Med Network.
- Single: $6.89 per month
- Employee + Spouse: $12.06 per month
- Employee + Children: $13.08 per month
- Family: $19.85 per month
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