Heavy Equipment Operator

Location
Burke, Virginia
Salary
$45,204.64 - $75,341.14 Annually
Posted
Nov 18, 2022
Closes
Dec 07, 2022
Ref
22-03042
Function
Administrative
Industry
Automotive
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

$2,500 Signing Bonus*

Positions available in the Heavy Maintenance Group - Wastewater Collection Division: Perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled duties required in the operation and preventive maintenance of medium and heavy equipment; including excavators, skid-steers, backhoes, single axle dump trucks, trailer-mounted pumps, rollers, and associated construction equipment. Tandem axle dump trucks, and tractor trailers may be used on occasion. Performs visual inspection of sewer manholes and lines, identifying defects and performing rehabilitation method when necessary. Acts as field lead for a team of two to eight employees directly responsible for performing and completing inspections and maintenance related activities, such as rehabilitation and repair, in an assigned geographic area. Uses laptops and asset management systems with County GIS to create, edit and complete work orders. In the absence of the Senior Maintenance Supervisor, this position may supervise subordinate staff and perform supervisory tasks.

Positions available in the Sewer Maintenance Group: Perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled duties required in the operation and preventive maintenance of a combination flusher vacuum truck (the latter of which is heavy equipment) and tanker truck. Performs visual inspection of sewer manholes and lines, identifying defects and executing cleaning requirements. Uses other equipment that includes trailer-mounted pumps, camera poles, crash cushion trailers, and camera-flusher units. Acts as field lead for a team of two to five employees directly responsible for performing and completing inspections and maintenance activities with a flusher, extended jet, or inspection equipment in an assigned geographic area. Uses laptops and desktop computers to utilize asset management systems with County GIS to create, edit and complete assigned work orders. Responds to sanitary sewer emergencies, including backups, overflows, and other sewer related service calls. In the absence of the Senior Maintenance Supervisor, this position may supervise subordinate staff and perform supervisory tasks. Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Senior Maintenance Supervisor, and/or Environmental Service Specialist.

Note: Works in inclement weather and during emergencies.

*A $2,500 signing bonus is available to new county employees hired in the Heavy Equipment Operator position after completing six months of employment with satisfactory performance. Applicants must possess a valid CDL at time of application submission to be eligible.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all- inclusive list.)
  • Thorough knowledge of state traffic laws and regulations;
  • Working knowledge of heavy equipment maintenance;
  • Working knowledge of computers;
  • Skill in the operation of a variety of heavy construction equipment;
  • Ability to read and comprehend maps;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to perform routine equipment maintenance and make minor repairs;
  • Ability to safely operate equipment;
  • Ability to lead others;
  • Ability to work outside with regular exposure to severe weather, noxious fumes, high levels of dust, etc;
  • Ability to comprehend and abide to safety practices;
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with citizens, employees and supervisors;
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions;
  • Ability to perform tasks requiring manual dexterity.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to completion of the tenth grade; plus three years of experience operating motorized equipment and/or semi-tractor trailers, as appropriate.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • A valid driver's license.
  • Class "B" commercial driver's license (CDL).

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, and a medical examination to the satisfaction of the employer prior to appointment.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Five years of work experience operating construction equipment.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience using computers systems related to Microsoft Office, GIS, and an asset management programs.
  • Participation in or completion of Manhole Assessment Certification Program (MACP) or Line Assessment Certification Program (LACP).
  • Possession of any of the following certifications:
    • Advanced Traffic Control,
    • Confined Space Entry,
    • Virginia Flagger Certification.
  • Ability to read construction level designs and plan sets.
  • Class "A" commercial drivers license (CDL).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to walk on uneven ground such as hills, wooded and marshy areas must be capable of climbing/crouching in relatively confined areas, able to lift/ slide up to 90 pounds with assistant, pass pre-employment physical, enter into permitted confined spaces with weight restriction of 310 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

NOTE: This position is listed as "Open Continuous". Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position(s) have been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home ( Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others ) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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