Motor Equipment Operator

Location
Chantilly, Virginia
Salary
$41,465.42 - $69,108.42 Annually
Posted
Oct 02, 2021
Closes
Oct 16, 2021
Ref
21-02095
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Under direct supervision of the heavy equipment operator, operates a variety of gasoline or diesel-powered motorized construction equipment. Operates equipment such as light front-end loader, light backhoe, light tractor, dump truck, road roller, straw blower and semi-tractor/trailer. Submits various reports and supervises staff in the absence of the heavy equipment operator.

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 load luggers and septic tank trucks, and may use specialized equipment on each;
  • Operates road rollers to compact subgrades, sub-bases, shoulder materials, and
  • embankment areas;
  • Operates single-axle dump trucks and small trailers in the loading, unloading, and
  • transportation of small motor equipment;
  • Operates various small equipment such as tampers, chain saws, concrete saws, etc.;
  • Drives a refuse collection truck, overseeing crew members, checking truck for proper
  • operating condition, and making minor repairs;
  • Performs maintenance on medium/small equipment and vehicles (such as checking and adding fuel, water, oil and air; checking the brakes and cleaning vehicles);
  • May perform a variety of laborer tasks, such as digging, loading, snow shoveling, grass cutting, brush removal, asphalt leveling and raking, lifting, pushing, and other physical work;
  • Ensures that appropriate safety procedures are followed when working near equipment;
  • Reads and interprets engineering plans for utility location prior to excavation;
  • May lead a small crew of laborers;
  • Effectively communicates with employees, supervisors and customers;
  • Engages in safe working practices and complies with safety programs and guidelines;
  • Reports 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.)
  • Working knowledge of state traffic laws and regulations;
  • Working knowledge of general maintenance of light motorized equipment;
  • Working knowledge of computers:
  • Skill in the operation of gasoline-powered construction, maintenance, or refuse collection equipment;
  • Ability to perform light maintenance on this equipment;
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions;
  • Ability to read and comprehend maps;
  • Strength and dexterity necessary to perform all required tasks including lifting, stooping, bending, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions;
  • Ability to work outside with regular exposure to severe weather, noxious fumes, high levels of dust, etc.;
  • Ability to maintain effective relationship with customers, employees and supervisors;
  • Ability to comprehend and comply to safety practices;
  • Ability to lead the work of others.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to:
Completion of the tenth grade; and two years of experience in the operation of medium/light motorized equipment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 2-3 years of maintenance, construction, or related experience.
  • Experience with equipment such as: skid-steers with attachments, tractor with attachments, riding mowers.
  • Experience with small equipment, chainsaws, weed-trimmers, edgers, blowers, walk-behind mowers.
  • 3 or more years of experience with the repair and maintenance of outdoor maintenance equipment such as mowers, tractors, and landscape equipment.
  • 2 years of supervisory experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • Driver's License (Required)
  • Class A CDL VA Combination with Air Brakes - Required upon hire

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
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 will still be subject to the 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.

The appointee to this position must submit to a criminal background check, child protective registry check, driver's license check and pre-employment medical evaluation to the satisfaction of the employer.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to lift 50 lbs. frequently. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; 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 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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