POSITION TITLE: STREETS - EQUIPMENT OPERATOR III
SALARY: GRADE 20 $15.58/Hour - $32,413.96/Annually
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
An employee in this class performs work operating heavy motorized equipment in the repair and maintenance of the City’s streets, sidewalks, other City structures, facilities and grounds. Must be able to operate any and all equipment in the City’s shop and fleet. This employee is responsible for worksite safety and directing crew members working around equipment. Typical equipment operated by this employee includes a motor grader, backhoe, loader, tandem dump truck, dump truck, asphalt roller, jet truck, boring equipment and other motorized equipment. Work includes grading various structures, digging, equipment maintenance, truck driving, resurfacing streets, ditch maintenance and other tasks as assigned. This employee must exercise some independence, as the employee travels between assigned worksites and completes assigned work at each site. Good judgment and maturity is expected, as this employee is the senior equipment operator of a crew. This employee is expected to serve as crew leader in the absence of the assigned crew leader. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of the Street Superintendent. Work is evaluated for safety of operation and overall appearance of City structures and is checked daily by visual inspection. Duties will also include snow and debris removal from streets and right-of-ways.
Operates backhoe, rubber tire loader, track loader, motor grader, tractor, street sweeper and other street maintenance equipment. Grades and subgrades for pouring of concrete or asphalt; grades greenways, walking tracks, golf paths and parking lots. Grades ditches and sloping banks. Informs Supervisor of equipment repair needs. Performs additional tasks as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
General and sufficient knowledge of heavy equipment operation. General and sufficient knowledge of street locations, safety procedures and City policies regarding equipment operation. Skill in operating a motor grader, backhoe, loader, dump truck and other maintenance equipment. Ability to communicate with City residents and crew members. Ability to receive and carry out instructions provided by a Supervisor. Ability to identify and report to a Supervisor the maintenance needs of various structures, grounds and facilities. Ability to function as a Supervisor in charge in the absence of the crew leader.
Work in this class is described as medium and frequently requires physical exertion to complete tasks. This employee must have the visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness and thoroughness of work assigned. Working conditions include inside and outside environmental conditions. Employee is subject to hazards, including mechanical equipment and atmospheric conditions due to exposure to fumes, odors and dusts.
Graduation from high school or GED. Considerable experience in equipment operation and maintenance work is desirable.
Possession of a valid North Carolina Commercial Class B Driver’s License.
Applications can be obtained from the Human Resources Department, City Hall, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM or anytime on the City of Thomasville website at https://www.thomasville-nc.gov.
Applications will be reviewed to select the best qualified applicant. Selection will be by a structured interview.
The City of Thomasville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and organizational needs.
Deadline for Applying : Open until filled