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Equipment Operator II- TRUCK DRIVER

$10.00 - $11.00 per hour

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Job Overview:

This job description should not be considered as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and minimum qualifications of this job. The incumbent(s) may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and task other than those stated in this job description. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign job related responsibilities and tasks to this job at any time. Certain functions are understood to be essential; these include, but are not limited to, attendance, getting along with others, working a full shift, and dealing with and working under stress. Any essential function of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the essential function or requirements due to a disability as defines by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reasonable accommodations for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.


Job Objective:

To operate various trucks to transport equipment, materials and work crews to work sites and to perform manual tasks as required. Prior experience with dump truck and other heavy equipment preferred.


Essential Job Functions:

  1. Operates light and medium duty trucks and trailers to transport light and medium equipment and materials to assigned work sites and dumping areas;
  2. Operates front-end loaders to load dirt, gravel and other materials onto trucks;
  3. Operates hand and tractor mounted mowing equipment to cut grass or brush from ditches and right-of-ways;
  4. Loads and secures small and medium equipment on trailers for transport to job sites;
  5. Drives trucks with trailer to transport small and medium equipment to job sites;
  6. Checks assigned equipment daily to assure that tire pressure, fuel, oil, and other fluid levels are sufficient; adds oil, fuel and other liquids;
  7. Operates steam cleaner and water hose to clean equipment;
  8. Reviews assigned projects to determine equipment and materials needed;
  9. Notifies Foreman or Supervisor of additional materials or equipment required;
  10. Operates hand and power tools to make street/road repairs;
  11. Instructs other operations in the operation of equipment;
  12. Notifies Foreman or Supervisor of unusual situations and equipment malefactions
  13. Performs unskilled laboring tasks;
  14. Certification in Incident Command Structure categories preferred;
  15. Performs other related duties as required.


Physical Requirements:

The physical activities listed below are representative of those that will be required on a regular basis to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Work involves lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying 40 pounds or more.
  2. Work involves the operation of non-commercial motor vehicles;
  3. Work involves the operation of tools such as axes, shovels, sling blades, etc;
  4. Work involves the operation of motorized equipment such as chain saws, power saws, jackhammers, lawn mowers, and tractors;
  5. Work involves climbing or running;
  6. Work involves stooping, bending, twisting, or reaching out in unusual positions;
  7. Works above ground or floor level, such as on stools or ladders;
  8. Works in a relatively high average temperature over a long period of time;
  9. Work involves considerable physical exertion of the whole body over a long period of time
  10. Work requires near vision (20 inches or less);
  11. Work required distant vision (20 feet or more);
  12. Work involves the detection of color differences;
  13. Work involves determination of the correct location of a sound, such as footsteps;
  14. Work involves hearing and understanding conversation or sounds.


Work Environment:

The environmental conditions listed below are common to this job:

  1. Outdoor weather conditions;
  2. Work near moving mechanical parts;
  3. Work in high, precarious places;
  4. Fumes or dust;
  5. Toxic or caustic chemicals;
  6. Extreme heat (non-weather over 90°F);
  7. Moderate noise(e.g., light motorized equipment such as lawn mowers);
  8. Loud noise (e.g., jackhammer, heavy motorized equipment).


Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

These knowledge, skills, and abilities are usually, although not always, acquired through the completion of high school and at least two years of experience in the operation of light and medium equipment. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

  1. Some knowledge of maintenance requirements for light and medium duty trucks;
  2. Skill in the operation of light and medium trucks and trailers;
  3. Skill in the operation of hand tools;
  4. Skill in the operation of hand and tractor mounted mowing equipment;
  5. Ability to follow simple oral and written instructions;
  6. Ability to perform manual labor in all weather conditions;
  7. Ability to locate assigned work sites from instructions or maps;
  8. Ability to communicate effectively with others;
  9. Knowledge of all related safety procedures.
  10. Prior experience with dump truck and other heavy equipment preferred.


Additional Requirement:

Must have a valid Class A Mississippi Driver’s License and maintain licensure for duration of employment in this position.



The statements contained in this job description reflect general details necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences of relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.

Department: Public Works
Status: Hourly, Full-Time, Benefits
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