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Job Specification



 Under direction, operates one or more types of gasoline or diesel
 powered equipment to perform assignments to push, pull, pile, lift,
 and load materials; clears brush and debris; levels earth to rough
 specification on simple, rolling terrain and/or level surfaces;
 inspects equipment daily and reports unsafe conditions; services and
 makes minor emergency repairs in garage or field; lubricates/oils
 equipment; does other related duties.

 NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative
 purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform
 all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties
 performed on the job may not be listed.

 NOTE:  The distinction between this title and the title of Heavy 
 Equipment Operator (02001@), lies in the degree of skill and 
 precision required to perform the principal tasks of each title 
 and the type of equipment operated.  Positions assigned to this
 class perform functions which include such duties as operating 
 equipment to perform tasks involved in pushing or loading 
 materials and brush or leveling earth; excavating and filling; laying 
 and repairing pavement; cleaning roadways and other thoroughfares, 
 pipes, and waterways; snow removal; demolition; vegetation and/or 
 insect control; trash and recycling operations; utility installation, 
 maintenance and repair; and other related duties as assigned.


 Operates equipment such as front end loaders and bulldozers to pull,
 pile, move, turn, lift, and load sand, gravel, leaves and refuse at
 various work sites on flat or rolling terrain.

 Operates equipment towed by a tractor such as a gang mower, and
 mows grass, and/or hauls or digs dirt with scrapers or pans.

 Clears brush, stumps, and rocks on flat and rolling terrain or levels
 earth to rough specification at construction sites with simple terrain

 Excavates trenches and drainage ditches for culverts or streams, 
 and utilizes manipulative control equipment to adjust attachments.

 Smooths surfaces, repairs small bumps, and fills holes.

 Operates truck-mounted hydraulic crane to lift/dump container 
 into truck body.

 Ensures that equipment is ready for operation at all times by
 inspecting/lubricating moving parts, inspecting tires for proper
 inflation, checking brake hydraulic reservoir level and oil level, and
 conducting a general inspection of equipment for obvious deficiencies.

 Reads instructions and operation manuals to learn correct lubrication,
 adjustment, and repair procedures for assigned equipment.

 Performs a variety of manual unskilled laboring tasks and work
 assignments when not engaged in operation of equipment.

 May occasionally drive a truck.

 Reports any problems that cause a delay in completion of work
 assignment to the supervisor, either in writing or verbally.

 Receives assignments either in writing or orally explaining work 
 to be done and equipment to be used to know the specifics of the 
 assigned tasks.

 Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
 and/or manual recording and information systems used by the 
 agency, office, or related units.



 One (1) year of experience in the operation and maintenance of
 construction and maintenance equipment.

 NOTE: Appropriate formal training in the operation 
 of maintenance/construction equipment may be substituted for the
 indicated experience.


 Appointees must possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey.
 Appointees may also be required to possess a valid Commercial 
 Driver's License (CDL) and applicable endorsements for the class 
 and type of vehicle being operated.

 NOTE:  The responsibility for ensuring that employees possess the 
 required motor vehicle license, commensurate with the  class and 
 type of vehicles they operate, rests with the Appointing Authority.


 Knowledge of the use of multiple controls on operating equipment 
 and attachments.

 Knowledge of adjusting, oiling, greasing, and maintaining various
 equipment to ensure good working conditions.

 Knowledge of equipment utilized to push, pull, pile, lift, and load
 materials, clear brush and debris, and level earth or surfaces.

 Ability to handle different sets of controls that require good hand,
 foot, and eye coordination needed to operate/maneuver a variety 
 of equipment.

 Ability to move equipment in confined areas.

 Ability to follow specific oral or written instructions.

 Ability to work without close/constant supervision in performing 
 work assignments.

 Ability to manipulate different sets of controls used for operating
 various equipment.

 Ability to safely control movement of equipment and estimate

 Ability to sight inspect equipment for tire/brake wear to ensure safe
 operation to equipment.

 Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording
 and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

 Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English
 sufficiently to perform duties of this position. American Sign
 Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of

 Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long
 as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without 
 reasonable accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be made
 because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons 
 may not be eligible

This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Local or
Class of
01746LC N/A05-

This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.