Equipment Operator III- Public Works

Location Panama City
Date Posted May 11, 2021
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified


DescriptionOB DESCRIPTIONCITY OF PANAMA CITY" The City Of Panama City Is An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer" Job Title: Equipment Operator IIIDepartment/Division: Public Works/Street DrainageAnnual Pay: $30,785.53Plus competitive benefit package.Type of position:Full-timeHours: 40/weekNonexemptMAJOR FUNCTIONSThis is highly skilled work in the operation of complex and heavy earth-moving equipment. Employees in this class are responsible for the safe and efficient operation of heavy construction equipment. Work in this position requires a high degree of skill, accuracy and field knowledge to ensure safety and efficiency. This is an emergency essential position that requires performance of emergency duties and actions to prepare repair and recover the City before, during and after any adverse storm events (hurricane, tornado, ice storm, etc.) or other conditions (natural or manmade). ESSENTIAL DUTIESTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Operates heavy grader or small maintainer type grader in finish grading, blading, smoothing roads, cutting slopes, and establishing new grades to fine measurements, elevations and specifications.Operates a lowboy, loads dump truck and trailers, front-end loaders, excavators, mowing machines and related construction and automotive equipment.Transports equipment to work site, operates any and all equipment on a relief basis when regular operators are absent.Operates Rubber tire loader/ backhoe, front end loader and link belt. May lead crews in road building operations.Operates hydraulically operated excavation equipment such as Gradall, excavator and other types of equipment.Fills holes, repairs road shoulders, does ditching and drainage construction with grader, backhoe, excavator, loaders etc.Performs daily safety inspections of assigned equipment prior to and after use; performs routine service and maintenance.Occasionally may operate a simple flatbed or dump truck, or a variety of minor powered machinery and equipment. May participate generally in the laboring work of the crew as workload demands.Lubricates, services, and makes minor inspections and corrections on vehicles in a shop or field.Works in trenches or excavations often with water in excavation.Knowledge of Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) and work zone safety.Directs and flags traffic.Must be able to work in all types of adverse weather conditions and environments and be available for duties outside regular working hours when called upon to assist On-call staff or when required by Supervisor or Mgmt. (overtime).Performs related work as required.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESThorough knowledge of the operation, maintenance, adaptabilities, limitations and safety precautions of the particular equipment to which assignment is made.Knowledge of safe work practices and use and care of construction equipment.Ability to make emergency repairs and to assist in making general repairs of motor driven and other construction equipment.Skill in the operation of heavy construction equipment, and knowledge of traffic and highway safety rules and regulations.Ability to operate heavy equipment over rough terrain and to perform manual labor occasionally under adverse weather conditions.Ability to establish grades with surveying equipment or instruments.Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.Ability to recognize safety hazards in the work involved and take precautionary methods to protect self and others.Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, occasionally in adverse weather conditions.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Supervisors, subordinates, associates and public.May be required to lead a crew of State Inmates.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSGraduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.Five (5) years experience in the operation and routine maintenance Heavy, Medium and light duty construction vehicles, tools and equipment of primary assignment.Ability to read, write and understand written and oral instructions.Must Possess and maintain a current Florida CDL Class B License w/ air brakes endorsement, or be able to obtain one within the first six (6) months of employment(stipulation to hire).A comparable amount of training or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Summary: Occasionally - Lift/Carry: 51-100+ Lbs, Push/Pull: 26-100 Lbs, CrawlFrequently - Lift/Carry: 11-50 Lbs, Push/Pull: 13-25 Lbs, Squat/Kneel, Climb, Reach Above Shoulder, Stand, WalkConstantly - Lift/Carry: 10 Lbs or Less, Push/Pull: 12 Lbs or Less, Bend, Twist/Turn, Reach Outward, Handling/Fingering, Sit, Drive: Automatic, StandardWork Environment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is outside year round and is constantly exposed to all weather conditions. Work is around numerous construction and is physical and dirty.These are intended only as illustrations of various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.Revised 10/10/2019