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  • POSITION:  Heavy Equipment Operator - Streets

    DEPARTMENT:    Public Works
    SALARY:
        $16.25 - $ 24.35
    OPEN:      08/08/2022
    CLOSE:     Continual Recruitment

    Anyone interested in this position should submit the following as attachments when applying online:

    • Cover letter
    • Updated personal resume`

     Roy City is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. If you have special needs, please call (801) 774-1000. The Human Resource Office will provide reasonable accommodations for any applicant during the examination and selection process.
    DRUG FREE WORKPLACE / EOE / ADA

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    GENERAL PURPOSE
    Performs a variety of apprentice level skilled duties related to the construction, maintenance and repair of city streets, alleys, sidewalk, curb & gutter, and inlet boxes.

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED
    Works under general supervision of the Street Superintendent or Street Maintenance Foreman. May receive close supervision from a Street Maintenance Operator III while in training or on a project-by-project basis.

    SUPERVISION
    EXERCISED
    May provide close supervision to part-time and seasonal workers.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    Operates specialized heavy equipment such as single & tandem axle dump trucks, road graders, roll-off trucks, front-end loaders, backhoe, track hoe, bulldozers, sweepers, street vacuum, snowplow, crack sealer and other similar equipment in the construction, maintenance and repair of various street department projects and sites.

    Operates light equipment such as mowers, rollers, cement mixers, pick-ups, tractors, forklifts, spreaders, and various hand and power tools as needed.

    Transports and deposits various construction materials such as sand, salt, gravel, dirt, etc.; performs hot mix patching, storm drain cleaning, repair and construction, snow and ice control, gravel street maintenance, street sweeping, cold mix patching, debris collection, etc.

    Checks and services assigned equipment; performs routine maintenance and emergency repairs; reports mechanical problems for shop repair.

    Assists as a mechanic helper or apprentice as needed to respond to seasonal demands for fleet maintenance; performs more complex mechanic duties under immediate supervision of a certified mechanic.

    Prepares proper barricading for streets, water, and related public works projects.

    Performs general maintenance functions such as painting, heat taping, striping, raking asphalt, pouring, and finishing cement and similar duties; maintains, cleans, and repairs tools and equipment.

    Performs a variety of ground maintenance and construction work requiring the use of hand and power tools, such as building forms, framing projects, etc.

    Performs various weed control functions; may operate spraying equipment in applying various formulas of herbicides; maintains spraying equipment and assures proper calibration and settings.

    Performs related Public Works duties as required.

                           MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    1. Education and Experience:
                     A. Graduation from high school.
                                     AND
                     B. One (1) year of responsible experience in a field directly related to above duties.

                                        OR
                     C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

    1. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Some knowledge of specifications, grades, machinery, materials, and methods of constructing roads, bridges, drainage systems, culverts, etc.; safety standards related to road construction; hazards common to heavy equipment operation; equipment maintenance and repair; legal liabilities associated with street construction, right-of-way laws and ordinances.

    Skill in the operation of heavy mechanized equipment as required by the position.  Skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving.

    Ability to operate heavy equipment of various kinds under varying conditions; make minor repairs on assigned vehicles, perform heavy physical labor; develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, elected officials, local agencies and the general public; communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; tolerate weather extremes in the work environment.

    1. Special Qualifications:

                Must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within one month from date of hire.
                May be required to become HAZMAT certified.
                Is required to become a certified flagman and forklift operator.
                May be required to lift 75-100 pounds occasionally.
                May be required to pass a pre-employment or return to work strength endurance test.

    1. Work Environment:

    Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, and lifting.   Talking, hearing, and seeing essential to performing required job functions.   Common eye, hand, finger dexterity exists.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking.  Daily local travel required in normal course of job performance.