Heavy Equipment Operator

Location
Burke, Virginia
Salary
$43,031.46 - $71,719.23 Annually
Posted
Nov 14, 2020
Closes
Nov 28, 2020
Ref
20-01661
Function
Administrative
Industry
Automotive
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions throughout all of DPWES. Works in the Heavy Maintenance Section (man-hole raising and pipe repair.) Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled duties required in the safe operation and preventive maintenance of complex mechanized medium and heavy construction and excavation 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 repair, maintenance and rehabilitation of the wastewater collection system manholes and sanitary sewer lines/pipes, when necessary. Work areas may be hazardous due to excavating around utilities such as natural gas lines, electrical lines, and high voltage wires. 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. Safety Responsibility: Reinforces a safety culture and continually seeks to expand safety knowledge through training, mentoring, self-study or other methods of continuous learning. Clearly communicates safety expectations. Resolves safety-related matters in a timely manner. Complies with Wastewater Management and departmental safety competencies and programs.

Safety Responsibility: reinforces a safety culture and continually seeks to expand safety knowledge through training, mentoring, self-study or other methods of continuous learning. Clearly communicates safety expectations. Resolves safety-related matters in a timely manner. Complies with Wastewater Management and department safety competencies and programs. Works u nder the general supervision of the Senior Maintenance Supervisor and/or Environmental Service Specialist.

Other HEO positions in DPWES operate a wide range of heavy equipment including tractors, cranes, tandem dump trucks, loaders, motor grades and backhoes used in the construction and maintenance of roads, sidewalks, storm drainage and other public improvements. Performs daily equipment inspection and completes an operational check list. Acts as crew leader when so designated and engages in manual labor as required.

Note: This position is subject to 24-hour on-call and may be required to report to work during extreme inclement weather or other emergencies, including after-hours and weekend work during emergency incidents to fulfill emergency service duties. The appointee to this position will be required to participate in emergency callback staffing that is subject to occur twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week (24/7) and may periodically require working 12- to 18-hour shifts.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all- inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Operates equipment engaged in complex and routine maintenance and construction projects;
  • Interprets construction plans;
  • Performs routine operations, to include excavating, gouge cutting, leveling, demolition, stump clearing, sloping, spreading, stripping, and pushing trees and rocks from land preparatory to renovating roads, landscaping and site development;
  • Drives semi-tractor trailers hauling sludge, trash or petroleum;
  • Transports heavy construction equipment to designated locations;
  • Prepares travel records;
  • Performs equipment maintenance, such as changing oil, checking fluids, diagnosing tread wear, replacing batteries and troubleshooting problems;
  • May serve as a lead worker over a crew of laborers;
  • Monitors construction projects to a successful and timely completion;
  • Supervises safety practice and regulation during construction projects;
  • Engages in safe working practices and complies with safety programs and guidelines;
  • Reports and monitors unsafe working conditions;
  • Complies with safety competencies.


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, and three years of experience operating motorized construction equipment and/or semi-tractor trailers, as appropriate.

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

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a pre-employment physical and drug test, criminal background check, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

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,
    • A Virginia Flagger Certification.
  • Ability to read construction level designs and plan sets; ·


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to lift/slide up to 90 pounds with assistance. Must be capable of climbing or crouching in relatively confined areas. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

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 status as a veteran 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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