ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION:
- Operates trucks from pick-up to dump truck size in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, materials and supplies.
- Assists in the construction, repair and maintenance of streets, ditches, storm drainage systems, street striping and traffic control in and around job sites, and general property maintenance.
- Occasionally performs crew chief duties in charge of small crews of two (2) or more, consisting of other Equipment Operators or temporary workers.
- Performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned trucks and equipment. Keeps assigned equipment clean. Performs service to and makes repairs on assigned equipment. Major defects are referred to supervisor.
- Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.
- Occasionally operates medium equipment, only as necessary.
- Performs some or all of the duties of laborer as required or assigned.
- Serves as ground guide as required or assigned.
- Controls traffic in and around job sites with the use of flags, signs, barricades, lighted arrow boards and traffic cones. When necessary, will direct traffic with the use of "Stop"/"Slow" paddles and hand signals.
- Occasionally performs a variety of activities when on call requiring employee to make decisions to correct problems in after-hours situations. Must be available at all times during the assigned period.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
- Graduation from high school or GED equivalent is preferred.
- Two years experience working with light equipment and around medium and heavy equipment, one of which has been related to street construction or maintenance.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of equipment operating principles; working knowledge of the methods, materials and tools used in street maintenance.
- Ability to understand and follow oral or written instructions; ability to observe proper safety precautions; ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the public; ability to perform heavy manual tasks under varying conditions and ability to perform competently on excavation sites.
- Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at the 12th grade level.
- Possession of valid driver’s license and a Class "B" Oklahoma Commercial driver’s license or pass the written test within 30 days and successfully complete the driving test prior to 6 months from date of hire.
Tools and Equipment:
- Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment.
- Light motorized vehicles and equipment, including dump truck, pick-up truck, tamper, planner, compressors, sanders, generators, large tractor, front-end loader, backhoe, and common hand and power tools mobile radio.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE POSITION:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Regularly: Required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must frequently lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, up to 50 pounds.
Frequently: Required to stand and talk or hear, walk, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 80 pounds
Occasionally: Smell materials to better identify or insure purity (lack of contamination).
Rarely: Lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects up to 100 pounds, including the human body.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
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.
Frequently: Works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions.
Occasionally: Exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy which may require hearing protection. Exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. The employee must be able to operate equipment and drive vehicles in ALL weather and traffic conditions.
This position is a “safety sensitive” position as defined by the US DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations, the Oklahoma Standards for Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Act and/or Oklahoma Medical Marijuana laws. The “safety sensitive” positions in the following categories may be subject to periodic random drug testing pursuant to City of Lawton Administrative Policy 3-02: Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace. Marijuana is one of the substances included in the drug panel screening. Possession of a medical marijuana license will not excuse you from the testing process, or the consequences of testing positive for marijuana. The categories listed are inclusive of City of Lawton jobs only.
- Police Officers or Peace Officers;
- Employees authorized to carry firearms;
- Employees with drug interdiction responsibilities;
- Employees that work in direct contact with inmates;
- Employees engaged in activities which directly affect the safety of others.
FMCSA-DOT Clearinghouse Requirement
Licensed commercial drivers are required to register and create a profile with the Federal Motor Carrier Clearinghouse at https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov/register. Positive drug screen information shall be reported in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Clearinghouse. Periodic queries shall be ran on all commercial licensed drivers.
The duties listed in this description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability status or genetic information. Persons selected for employment into any position must pass a drug test. Some positions may require passing an alcohol test. Previous employment and any additional experience will be subject to verification prior to employment processing. A driver’s license and driving record check will be conducted if driving is a job requirement. A post offer employment medical examination may be conducted prior to job placement.
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