Heavy Equipment Operator

Burke, Virginia
$43,461.81 - $72,436.42 Annually
Nov 27, 2021
Dec 17, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

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. Duties are performed under the general supervision of the Senior Maintenance Supervisor, and/or Environmental Service Specialist.

Note: The appointee to this position will be required to be available twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week (24/7) to respond to snow, flooding, and other designated emergencies on an as needed basis.

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

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.

  • A valid driver's license.
  • Class "B" commercial driver's license (CDL).
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 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 religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

  • 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.
Must be capable of climbing or crouching in relatively confined areas. Must be able to lift/slide up to 90 pounds w/assistance. Must be able to pass a pre- employment physical and drug test. Work requires entering confined spaces with weight restriction of 310 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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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