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Geary County Heavy Equipment Operator in Junction City, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11294343 GEARY COUNTY JOB DESCRIPTIONJob Title:Heavy Equipment Operator/Heavy Equipment Operator Trainee FLSA: Non-ExemptSalary Range: 17 - $16.54/hrTrainee: 16 $15.75/hrReports To:Road and Bridge SupervisorPCN: VARIOUS Department: Public Works Department Date: February 2020 JOB SUMMARYThe job duties of the skilled Heavy Equipment Operator include but are not limited to provide highway and bridge maintenance and construction, construction and maintenance materials handling, and highway facilities maintenance; and to provide responsive, courteous and efficient service to County residents and the general public. Performs other duties as assigned. NOTE: Employees that do not meet the minimum qualifications for a Heavy Equipment Operator may be hired as a Heavy Equipment Operator Trainee. Employee will have one (1) year to complete the training, as determined by the Public Works Director, and complete all of the minimum requirements outlined below.________________________ DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe duties described below are indicative of what the Heavy Equipment Operator might be asked to perform. This job description is to incorporate any County resolutions for the position of Heavy Equipment Operator or other designated equipment job descriptions. This position description is not designed to list all tasks and responsibilities of this position. Geary County reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need may arise. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.Equipment Operation. Operates heavy equipment such as motor grader, roller, dozer, backhoe, oil distributor, loader and other related heavy equipment. Performs finish grading operations. Communicates with other truck drivers and other operators to coordinate materials handling and delivery. Responds to emergency situations including high water, blocked roads, washouts, snow and ice events, cargo spills, traffic accidents and others as directed. Performs general highway maintenance and related activities including snow and ice removal, temporary and permanent asphalt surface repairs, patching holes, sawing pavement, concrete repairs, sign repairs, clearing brush, hauling materials, flagging traffic, roadway vegetation control, sweeping intersections, routing and sealing road cracks, culvert and drainage work, removing dead animals and trash and buildings and facilities maintenance repairs. Measures and places grade and alignment stakes using tapes, measuring devices and construction grade levels. Operates loader and equipment for stock piling of road salt, sand, gravel, and patch material. Ensures all materials, vehicle and equipment are secured and are used in a safe and proper manner whether at job site or on Highway property. Performs various assignments including painting, moving furniture, building bleachers and barricades, etc.Equipment Maintenance. Perform necessary maintenance and preventative maintenance to assigned machinery and equipment as directed.Administrative Functions. Record and make reports for production, plant, inventory, state, federal and other types of reports and/or recordkeeping requirements. Assists and/or is responsible for maintaining stockroom inventory, supplies; includes delivery, maintenance and cleaning of stockroom supplies and designated areas.QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required at the time of hire or for the continuation of employment. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR High School diploma or GED equivalent. Three (3) years of experience in heavy equipment operation such as a grader, loader, plow truck, and tractor. One (1) year of experience operating motor grader. One (1) year of road maintenance experience. Class A Kansas CDL. Tanker endorsement within 60 days of employment.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINEE High School diploma or GED equivalent. Class A Kansas CDL. Tanker endorsement within 60 days of employment.SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of road and bridge construction and maintenance, construction materials, materials handling, grading, excavation, drainage systems, foundation soils, soils and construction materials compaction and construction staking. Knowledge of operation and maintenance of assigned equipment and machinery including hydraulic systems, trailers, towing, fastening and covering of loads, lifting capacities and proper loading to meet safe and efficient weight distributions. Knowledge of Digger's Hotline, utility markings and clearances and rules for safe equipment operation in close proximity to underground and overhead utility facilities. Knowledge of construction industry safety rules as identified in the Geary County Highway Department of Employee Safety manual. Knowledge of legal load limits for assigned equipment and trucks. Ability to operate assigned machine