Overview

Position Title

Streets Equipment Operator II (May be underfilled to a Level I)

Job Description

Under the direction of a Supervisor or a Lead Equipment Operator, operates a variety of equipment including but not limited to powered mechanical sweeper, roll-off leaf truck, backhoe, front-end loader,10-wheeler dump truck, and bobtail dump truck. Observe and report any issues found within the City limits to the responsible Departments while performing canvassing duties. This position is also required to perform snow removal duties.

Typical Duties

  • Regularly performs the following duties: Sweep City roadways using powered mechanical sweeper, receive daily assignment and complete assigned area recording accurate debris and mileage information. Respond to emergency and routine sweeping requests. Load and haul debris for disposal including transporting and moving roll off containers. Perform snow removal duties in assigned district in accordance with the City snow removal program using all associated snow removal equipment. Heavy: 10-wheel, leaf truck, and bobtail plow trucks. Light: 1-ton snowplows with electric sanders, protected bike lane/sidewalk snowplows, and snow blowers
  • Evaluates and document the operating condition of and performs routine maintenance on assigned equipment prior to use. Performs advanced troubleshooting and diagnostics on the various, complex systems with each of the different types of street sweepers including (but not limited to) the dust mitigation system, side broom system, main broom and conveyor elevator system, vacuum system and the side dump or rear dump discharge system. Also performs troubleshooting and diagnostics for all other heavy and light equipment. Makes minor repairs in the yard or on the job site and refers major repairs to Streets Management and Fleet Management. Completes routine forms, i.e. equipment logbooks, equipment check sheets, weight tickets, repair tickets, snow related reports, debris hauling reports, and daily work sheets all of which are completed using the City’s OMS software. Maintains complex equipment on an assigned schedule, or as needed to maintain effective operation.
  • Assists other work areas with assignments, equipment operation, and operational needs. Fabricates signs, removes graffiti on traffic control assets, performs tree trimming for regulatory traffic signs, and performs duties as a flagger on job sites. Performs preventative maintenance for regulatory signs. Checks regulatory sign visibility for sight distance and obstructions.
  • May be assigned “lead” responsibilities and may provide training to crewmembers.
  • Communicates progress, problems, and other issues to Lead Equipment Operators as needed.
  • Responds to special requests and emergency cleanup situations. This includes sweeping for residential requests, vehicle accidents, roadway hazards, and natural disasters.
  • Assists and coordinates with Streets, Transportation, Engineering, and Urban Forestry Divisions by reporting damaged roads, potholes, missing or damaged traffic signals, signs, and low hanging limbs.
  • Ensures flagging procedures are followed and assists with the proper placement of traffic control signs and barricades.
  • May be required to possess a Flagger Certification or have the ability to obtain within time specified by supervisor.
  • Ability to demonstrate the proper fire hydrant usage procedures to safely employ dust mitigation systems within 30 days of start date.
  • Participates in the sweeping of special projects and events
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Three (3) years paid experience as an equipment operator.
  • Knowledge of preventative maintenance required for the equipment which will be operated and the ability to detect the need for, as well as make, minor repairs or adjustments on a variety of complex equipment.
  • Knowledge of street sweeping operations, the ability to coordinate daily activities, and may be required to act in a lead capacity.
  • Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) certification.
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B. May be required to possess a CDL Class A. If CDL A is required, candidates with Class B CDL will have the ability to obtain a Class A CDL with necessary endorsements within 90 days of start date. May be required to obtain additional endorsements as necessary.
  • Ability to demonstrate proficient operations of multiple types of heavy equipment relevant to the Streets Division, including but not limited to powered mechanical sweeper, roll-off leaf truck, backhoe, front-end loader, 10-wheeler dump truck, bobtail dump truck, and all associated snow removal equipment.
  • Ability to use computers, tablets, and smartphones for the purpose of utilizing various software for data entry and online training.
  • Ability to meet visual demands required to operate equipment, to read and follow regulatory signs, street signs, and roadway markings, and to follow all traffic laws in order to operate equipment safely.
  • Ability to understand and complete safety trainings and perform all duties safely in accordance with safety policies and UOSH/OSHA regulations.
  • Ability to operate a full range of light to heavy equipment and various hand-powered tools as required including but not limited to: 3 and 4-wheel mechanical sweepers, truck mounted vacuum sweeper, regenerative air sweeper, and special purpose mini sweeper. Front‑end loader, backhoe, 10‑wheeler, roll-off leaf truck, and bobtail. Tractor trailer heavy equipment transport of any weight capacity without restriction.
  • Ability to write and perform arithmetic calculations to compute tonnage, mileage, or time.
  • Ability to relate well with co‑workers, supervisors and the general public in varying circumstances.

Working Conditions

  • Moderate‑to‑heavy physical activity. Required to push, pull or lift weights up to 75 pounds. Uncomfortable working positions, must sit, stand, or walk for extended periods of time.
  • Constant exposure to disagreeable elements such an extreme heat and cold, dampness, fumes, noise, dust, airborne particles, and grease. Exposure to vehicular traffic while working in the public roadway. Exposure to herbicides which may pose health, environmental and/or occupational hazards if improperly handled. Potential exposure to toxic or waste materials, infectious rodents, and insects.
  • Frequent exposure to stressful situations as a result of human behavior and demands of the job.
  • Unconventional working hours and subject to 24‑hour call as specified in the City’s snow removal program or for emergency operations.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

POSITION TYPE

Full-Time

POSITION SALARY RANGE

Streets Equipment Operator I: $18.30/hr – $24.07/hr

Streets Equipment Operator II: $20.01/hr – $26.35/hr

DEPARTMENT

Public Services

Full Time/Part Time

Full time

Scheduled Hours

40