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City of Reno, NV Equipment Operator II in Reno, Nevada

Equipment Operator II

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Class Title

Equipment Operator II

Class Code

3342

Salary

$50,582.89 - $71,164.62 Annually

  • Definition

  • Benefits

Classification Description Summary

Under direction, operates the full range of heavy trucks and equipment used in the maintenance, repair, and construction of City streets, sewer lines, and other facilities; ensures adherence to safe work procedures and practices; and performs a variety of tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the full journey level class within the Equipment Operator series. Employees within this class perform the full range of duties as assigned requiring a higher degree of skill in operating the full range of heavy equipment. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This class is distinguished from the Equipment Operator I in that the latter performs the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within the series requiring a lesser degree of skill in operating heavy equipment.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Operate the full range of heavy trucks and equipment used in the maintenance, repair, and construction of City streets, sewer lines, and other facilities.

Operate truck-mounted cranes to install and set sanitary sewer pipe, storm drain pipe, catch basins, and manholes.

Operate earth moving equipment to move dirt, rocks, sand or other materials; excavate and backfill trenches for construction; dump materials into truck.

Operate bulldozers, motor graders, heavy tractors, hydraulic excavators or backhoe attachments to excavate, level, cut, and distribute earth and move trees, rocks and other materials; raise or lower terrain to specified grade.

Operate paving machines and street maintenance equipment; spread and level hot mix paving materials on subgrade of highways or streets; observe distribution of paving material; control direction to eliminate voids at curbs and joints.

Operate video inspection equipment for inspecting sewer and storm drain lines; review video reports for possible sewer problems.

Operate snow removal and ice control equipment to maintain a safe road surface.

Operate appropriate equipment to provide assistance in flood and erosion control operations.

Perform routine and preventive maintenance and repair functions on assigned equipment to ensure safe operation.

Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Operational characteristics of a variety of heavy trucks and maintenance and construction equipment.

Principles, practices and materials used in heavy equipment construction work.

Methods and techniques of street paving and laying of asphalt.

Principles and practices of routine and preventive maintenance of heavy equipment.

Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to:

Operate the full range of heavy trucks and equipment used in the maintenance, repair, and construction of City streets, sewer lines and other facilities.

Install and set sanitary sewer pipe, storm drain pipe, catch basins, and manholes.

Excavate, level, cut, and distribute earth and trenches.

Perform street paving and asphalt laying functions.

Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.

Perform routine maintenance and make repairs to heavy equipment.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education/Training:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Experience:

Three years of experience operating heavy equipment and trucks.

License or Certificate:

Possession of valid commercial driver's license (CDL) with appropriate endorsements.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, flagger certification.

Supplemental Information

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

The conditions herein 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 job functions.

Environment: Outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, solvents, potentially hazardous chemicals, gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; may work below ground; work in or around water; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements

Local 39 Non-Supervisory

G22

Last Update: 08/2019

JD 11/2018

BENEFITS IN BRIEF

No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation (1.45 % Medicare deduction required).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage for employee. City pays a substantial amount towards dependent coverage.

City paid long term disability insurance and life insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available.

Vacation leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Credit Union available.

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