Heavy Equipment Operator

  • Greenville, North Carolina
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works
  • Salary: $47,403.20 - $73,465.60 Annually USD

Job Description

Job Summary
The purpose of this position is to operate and maintain street maintenance equipment and lead crews in a variety of street construction and maintenance work. This position operates a variety of heavy-duty construction equipment that requires a high level of skill and competence. Examples of equipment operated are, but not limited to, motor grader, bulldozer, vactor truck, road asphalt roller, dump truck, street sweeper, and large excavators.

This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time.
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

FLSA Status: Non-exempt.

Examples of Duties
  • Operates heavy construction equipment in an efficient and professional manner;
  • Repairs asphalt and concrete failures and utility cuts;
  • Compacts asphalt pavement with road roller;
  • Removes pavement and excavates underlying material;
  • Completes the installation, cleaning, and repairs of basins, manholes, and storm drain pipes;
  • Excavates, re-grades, cleans, and mows ditches, streams, and canals;
  • Leads and assigns work to crews;
  • Performs routine maintenance on equipment;
  • Files reports on equipment repairs and malfunctions;
  • Communicates project status daily to a supervisor; and
  • Operates trucks with brine tanks and salt spreaders during inclement weather.

Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or GED; and
  • Two years of experience operating various pieces of heavy construction equipment to include, but not limited to, motor grader, bulldozer, dump truck, street sweeper, vactor truck, and large excavators.
  • One year of supervisory or lead worker experience (preferred).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
  • traffic and highway safety rules and regulations.
  • the geographical layout of the City, including street names and neighborhoods.
  • hazards involved in the operation of construction vehicles and equipment and the safety precautions to be observed in their operation.
  • local laws pertaining to the operation of equipment on highways.
  • operation, maintenance, capabilities, and limitations of difficult and complex heavy-duty construction equipment and related attachments.
Skilled in:
  • the operations of assigned equipment or systems.
  • communicating effectively to convey information.
Ability to:
  • lead and assign tasks to work crews.
  • recognize and report abnormal operating functions of equipment.
  • read and interpret surveyor's reports, grade stakes, and other materials.
  • complete assigned jobs to specifications.
  • judge terrain, determine the amount of cut and fill required, and correctly alter earth to desired construction design.
  • perform emergency and minor repairs on equipment.
  • perform strenuous work.
  • work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the outdoor elements.
  • prepare simple records.
  • work cooperatively with City officials, other employees, and the general public.
  • work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
  • meet mental and physical demands of the job.

Special Requirements
  • Must possess and maintain a valid N.C. Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL); Tanker endorsement required within six months of hire.

The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance. Employees in designated part-time positions may participate in some of the benefit programs offered to regular full-time employees.

Visit the City of Greenville Human Resources Website for a more in depth summary of our benefits.

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Job Address

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