City of Boynton Beach, FL Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
Jul 22, 2019Full Time
Purpose of Classification The purpose of this classification is to drive and operate vehicles, tractors, and other equipment with specialized functions that involve the operation of mechanisms to complete tasks in addition to driving and maneuvering the vehicle in order to complete tasks for various maintenance, upkeep, and/or construction projects; equipment in this classification includes larger vehicles requiring a higher level of skill to drive and maneuver in and around confined spaces and vehicles with mechanisms that are somewhat complex to operate, requiring more dexterity and finesse. Classification is reserved for those positions where operation of included equipment is the primary function of the job. Essential Functions The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. The following general essential functions are listed and representative of functions performed by all Equipment Operator, Seniors within the Public Works department. Operates various equipment and vehicles to complete tasks related to the maintenance, upkeep, installation, and construction of City grounds, property, utilities, rights-of-way, and other infrastructure for Public Works, Utilities and Parks & Recreation operations; drives vehicles over public roads, work sites, rights-of-way, parks, public works facilities, and other City property; maneuvers in and around traffic, parked cars, equipment, utilities, and other obstacles; obeys all traffic laws and safety guidelines; monitors immediate environment and work area to ensure the safety of operator, other workers, the equipment, and the public. Inspects and prepares equipment for safe and proper operation prior to beginning work for the day; performs light maintenance on equipment, which includes changing oil, refueling, and refilling lubricants; cleans vehicles, beds, and mounted equipment upon completion of assignments; secures vehicle after use. Operates fork-lift as required. The following essential functions are listed and representative of functions performed in the divisional areas of assignment within the Public Works department. SOLID WASTE Drives larger, difficult to drive vehicles requiring a higher level of skill to maneuver in and around confined areas for the purposes of transporting materials from site to site, such as a dump truck, roll-off truck, sway-car, and similar vehicle-trailer combinations; utilizes roll-off truck and sway-car to retrieve large bins used to collect industrial and/or construction waste and recyclable materials for dumping; operates hydraulic and hoisting mechanisms to hoist bins or bundled materials onto truck, taking care to avoid flipping bin or spilling contents; transports and delivers load to destination; returns bins to appropriate site. Drives knuckle-boom truck to collect trash, limbs, and other debris from work sites, parks, and other City property, and transport it to the landfill; positions vehicle alongside targeted debris; operates truck- or trailer-mounted knuckle-boom arm to pick up debris and load it into the truck; secures all doors, gates, and fasteners to prevent spillage or loss of load during transport; takes necessary precautions to ensure that both the load and vehicle are properly distributed and balanced; dumps material at appropriate location. Operates a front-loading dumpster truck to collect and dump refuse from commercial dumpsters; maneuvers vehicle in and around traffic and tight locations taking care to avoid obstacles such as parked cars, pedestrians, and overhead utility lines; cleans and empties truck when full or at end of shift. Drives recycle truck along a prescribed commercial or residential route to collect recycled materials; makes frequent stops at appropriate intervals to position truck near containers; performs physical work functions in retrieving and sorting recyclable materials into hopper; attaches hopper to truck and operates mechanism to dump contents into appropriate bins; maintains the pace of collection activities by determining the length of time spent at each stop in order to ensure timely completion of assigned route. Weighs solid waste collection trucks individually as they enter and exit landfill; weighs and separates recyclable products from solid waste, and sort them according to category. STREETS Operates street sweepers along a prescribed route to remove dirt and debris from City streets and parking lots; maneuvers in and out of traffic and around parked cars, taking care to reduce congestion and maintain safety; determines proper settings and adjusts brushes for proper angle and height, maintaining proper curb distance for optimum coverage. Operates bobcat and/or tractor-mounted loader to load and/or move gravel, dirt, sand, and other materials for smaller projects and amounts; operates mechanisms to control scoop blade to pick up, transport, and dump materials; operates mechanisms to perform basic trenching, and clearing of land or materials that do not require skilled maneuvering or exact specifications. Operates trencher for maintenance, upkeep, and construction projects for public utilities and other infrastructure, where exacting tolerances and specification are required; controls placement of equipment and determines optimum approach to each digging scenario in order to minimize destruction or property and avoid electric, water, sewer, and other public utility lines. ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS Performs other essential functions as needed and normally performed by staff in lower classifications, such as operating vehicles and equipment to complete division or departmental projects and workload. Performs basic and semi-skilled labor as appropriate to assist in completion of maintenance, upkeep, and construction projects; picks up paper, limbs, and other debris; uses hand tools and operates motorized tools as necessary to complete assigned task; installs maintains street signs; and manually loads, moves, and arranges materials. Works with other divisions on emergency calls. Performs other related duties as required. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or valid equivalent; supplemented by two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving operation of similar vehicles for public works, utilities, or construction activities. Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Commercial Driver's License (CDL) including appropriate endorsement(s). Supplemental Information COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, utility companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems. Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals. Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction. Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with Supervisor, customers, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of occupational hazards involved and the safety precautions necessary to operate equipment. Knowledge of the operational characteristics of the solid waste equipment. Knowledge of solid waste standards, practices and procedures. Skill in driving large trucks and similar automotive equipment related to solid waste. Skill to operate the assigned vehicle in an assigned manner. Skill to maneuver in and around traffic, parked cars, crew workers, equipment, and other obstacles. Ability to detect improper functioning mechanical systems on the equipment. PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Physical Ability : Tasks require the regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that generally involves lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (up to 80 pounds). Sensory Requirements : Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors, odor, depth, and visual cues or signals. Environmental Factors : Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, traffic hazards, toxic agents, or pathogenic substances. The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.