Job Post

Business/Employer: Town of Ocean City
Position: Heavy Equipment Operator
Category: Government
Type: Full Time
Duration: Year Round

SUMMARY - Operates one or more types of heavy and complex motor and hand equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

- Performs maintenance worker duties when not acting as a heavy equipment operator.

- Operates at least five of the following: wheeled and tracked vehicles over ten tons, loader over five tons, excavators, vacuum truck, snowplow, road grader, backhoe, street broom, stationary grapple crane, road mixer, beach tractors, vibratory roller, sanitizer, paver, sludge spreading equipment, tractor and tanker and other similar types of equipment. Also operates small equipment such as pumps, saws and lasers.

- Performs road maintenance, grading and paving, installs underground utility systems such as water mains and services, storm drains, sewer mains and does repairs on same. Performs snow removal, demolition projects, etc.

- Performs preventative maintenance on all equipment used.

- May be required to perform manual work such as, but not limited to, digging ditches, operating equipment of less weight, to perform lower-level job progression, and to periodically supervise a small crew.

HEOs are employed in several Public Works Divisions. Different Divisions may have additional requirements including but not limited to:

Maintenance Division: shift work required due to nighttime beach cleaning operations.

Construction Division: HAZMAT Certification required to operate fuel tankers.

Solid Waste Division: some positions require a "Class A" CDL license.

QUALIFICATIONS

To 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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) with one year of satisfactory paid employment in the operation of automotive farm equipment or trucks, or equipment used in this position. Must have experience with vehicles using pedal operated clutch and four speed manual selection, non-synchromesh transmission: or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid commercial class "A" driver's license with endorsement for air brakes, combination vehicles, hazardous material and tankers. Must have current DOT physical card and ability to pass all mandated alcohol/drug tests.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine maintenance reports and brief correspondence. Ability to speak communicate with the general public and employees.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to pass a physical examination.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, hear and smell. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK 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 regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

EEO

Veterans are encouraged to apply.