CLASS TITLE: HEAVY MOTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
To operate, adjust, service and maintain a variety of heavy construction and maintenance equipment, except power shovels, such as: graders, bulldozers, road rollers, power sweepers, hydro-cranes, front end loaders, and truck and trailer units, etc: and to do related work as required.
Receives specific instructions from a superior who assigns duties and indicates work methods and schedules.
Usually none, although occasionally may direct the work of one or more manual laborers.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
To operate, adjust, service and maintain a variety of heavy construction and maintenance equipment, except power shovels, such as: graders, bulldozers, road rollers, power sweepers, hydro-cranes, front end loaders, and truck and trailer units, etc.
To be responsible for: the motor equipment assigned for performing tasks; reporting necessary repairs; keeping equipment clean; and maintaining proper servicing, such as fuel, oil, grease, water and air.
Occasionally, to make emergency minor repairs to equipment.
As required: to operate equipment such as light trucks, compressors, and other light equipment; or to work as a Motor Equipment Operator; or to perform manual labor.
To do related work as required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES:
A thorough knowledge of the state laws pertaining to the operation of motor vehicles on the highway; skill in the operation and routine maintenance of all types of heavy motorized equipment, particularly bulldozers, graders, hydro-cranes and similar types of heavy equipment; a familiarity with general construction and maintenance methods employed on highways and other public works; the ability to make ordinary emergency repairs to heavy construction motor equipment; and related capacities and abilities
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Such as may have been gained through completion of eight school grades; and
Such as may have been gained through employment as an operator of heavy diesel and gasoline motor equipment and trucks such as are used in highway maintenance and construction.
OR: any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of the proper operator's license issued in conformance to requirements of the Rhode Island Registry of Motor Vehicles to operate above-described equipment.