MOTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (MEO) I
- Type:Full Time
- Posted Date:11/01/2019
NATURE OF WORK
This is semi-skilled non-exempt work in the operation of the less complex types of automotive and public works construction equipment. An employee in a position allocated to this class is responsible for the operation of dump trucks, light tractors, boxblades, “bush-hog” type mowers, small pickup trucks, and similar equipment; all generally used in public works maintenance and construction throughout the District. Employees are responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the equipment and for routine maintenance checks.
Work requires some manipulative skill and dexterity. The MEO I may also be responsible for assisting with the installation and repair of safety barricades and directional signage.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
- Operation of dump trucks, boxblade tractors and similar heavy equipment used in the maintenance of roadways and drainage canals.
- Operation of “bush-hog”- type mowers, cutting grass medians, easements, and drainage ditches.
- Utilization of small hand tools and equipment, such as a machete, chainsaw, and shovel.
- Operation of light “pickup” trucks to haul sand, shellrock, stone, gravel, supplies, tools, co-workers, and materials to and from work sites.
- During slack periods, the employee may be required to pick up debris and clean in and around shop areas, office buildings, parks, and parking lots using shovels, pitchforks and other hand tools.
- Assists public in responding to basic questions regarding the District.
- Continuous and on-going departmental projects and cross-training.
- Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral instructions.
- Knowledge of safe handling techniques and the occupational hazards of operating motorized construction equipment while working either alone or in a “crew” environment.
- Ability to detect malfunctions in mechanical systems on the assigned vehicle/construction equipment.
- Ability to remain punctual and maintain scheduled work hours.
- Sufficient physical strength, agility and freedom to climb up into and down from equipment safely.
- Manual dexterity in manipulating small hand tools and equipment including a 2-way radio.
- Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods in all types of weather conditions, including extreme heat and adverse weather.
- Ability to clearly communicate one’s actions and work projects to and with others.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to engage in the following activities: sitting, standing, walking, climbing, crouching, crawling, stooping, kneeling or balancing; reaching with arms; using hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls; talking, hearing and smelling. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee works in outdoor conditions, near and on machinery, or in high precarious places. The employee will likely be exposed to hot/ dry/ wet/ humid/cold conditions. The employee will occasionally be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, chemicals, vibration and other potential hazards associated with the maintenance and/or construction of roads and drainage works and other types of construction. Manual dexterity is necessary in order to manipulate machinery, trucks, and tools. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate, but can be high under certain circumstances. Hand-to-eye coordination is necessary to operate various tools and construction equipment.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
- Graduation from High School or equivalent recognized certification
- Two years experience in the operation of bushhog and boxblade construction equipment or equivalent combination of related training and experience.
- Valid Florida Driver’s License.
- Current First Aid & CPR certifications or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment
- Pre-Employment Screening (i.e., Drug Test, Driver’s License, Criminal Background Check, etc.)
Work Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. with ½ hour for lunch. (Average 40 hours per week)
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