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.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
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
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
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 AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the use of multiple controls on operating equipment
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
Ability to move equipment in confined areas.
Ability to follow specific oral or written instructions.
Ability to work without close/constant supervision in performing
Ability to manipulate different sets of controls used for operating
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:
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.