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Equipment Operator III (Roads/Bridges)

Company: County of Oconee
Location: Seneca
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Description: The starting pay for this position is $31,076/year.The function of this position is to perform work associated with constructing and maintaining of roads, bridges and other facilities that are the responsibility of Oconee County. The work includes operation and maintenance of light to heavy trucks and equipment, semi-skilled to skilled work and manual labor, while working in various environments and climates. The position will report to their respective assigned crew leader. Job requires the instruction of other employees at the same position or below.ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: The task listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks as necessary.

  • Must be able to perform daily maintenance inspections on equipment and vehicles.
  • Requires instruction of other employees at the same position or below.
  • Operation of single and tri-axle dump trucks for the purpose of hauling materials to dump or spread.
  • Operation of light equipment (i.e. skid steer, backhoe, mini-excavator and tractors) for the purpose of clearing, grubbing and grading.
  • Operation of heavy equipment (i.e. front-end loader, rollers, dozer, pan, motor grader, paver and track-hoe), for the purpose of compacting, clearing, grubbing and grading.
  • Must be able to perform more advanced maneuvers on equipment than Equipment Operator II position.
  • Frequent use of hand tools and power tools (i.e. shovels, hammers, wrenches, drills and chainsaws).Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned. Additional duties include: Must work inclement weather events; includes working after hours.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of the organization's operations, services, and policies
  • Good customer service skills
  • Good motor skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Strong maintenance knowledge
  • Basic mechanical skills
  • Ability to work safely in hazardous areas or inclement weatherEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
    • The educational requirement for this position is: Completion of high school/GED.
    • Education may not be substituted for experience.
    • Related-experience required: Over 4 years.
    • Experience may not be substituted for education.LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS: Certifications, licenses, professional designations, or other qualifications required for this position include:
      • Must possess a valid SC Class A commercial driver's license with appropriate endorsements.
      • Must possess a valid DOT health card.ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical Requirements:The physical activities required for this position involve: Standing: under 1/3 of the time; walking: under 1/3 of the time; sitting: under 1/3 of the time; using hands: under 1/3 of the time; reaching with hands and arms: under 1/3 of the time; climbing or balancing: under 1/3 of the time; stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling: under 1/3 of the time; talking or hearing: under 1/3 of the time; and, tasting or smelling: none of the time.This position requires lifting:Strenuous manual labor that includes lifting over 100 pounds on a frequent basis.Vision Requirements:This position has the following special vision requirements:
        • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
        • Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
        • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
        • Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up or down or to the left and right when vision is fixed on a given point)
        • Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships)
        • Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS: The following physical conditions and hazards may be encountered while working in this position:
          • Outdoor environment
          • Noise
          • Odors
          • Extreme temperatures
          • Vibration
          • Moisture and/or humidity
          • Dust
          • Fumes
          • Mechanical hazards
          • Moving mechanical parts Oconee County is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence and strength through diversity. The County seeks a wide range of applicants for its positions so that one of our core values, a qualified and diverse workforce, will be affirmed. Requirements:


Keywords: County of Oconee, Athens , Equipment Operator III (Roads/Bridges), Other , Seneca, Georgia

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