Heavy Motor Equipment Operator

HEAVY MOTOR EOUIPMENT OPERATOR DISTINGUISING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves responsibility for the operation of various types of heavy and/or complex motor equipment and the performance of manual work normally associated with highway construction and maintenance. The work is carried out in accordance with established procedures and involves the safe and economical operation of healy and/or complex equipment normally related to highway construction and maintenance, although an incumbent may be assigned to another department. The class differs from that of Motor Equipment Operator in that Motor Equipment Operator does not normally operate heavy and/or complex motor equipment. Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher-level employee. Supervision may be occasionally exercised over the work of subordinates. Does related work as required.

The typical work activates listed below, while providing representative examples of the variety of work assignments in the title do not describe any individual position. Incumbents in this title may perform some or all the following, as well as other related activities not described. Operates a tractor trailer, grader, power shovel, bulldozer, crane, backhoe, sweeper, or ditcher in highway construction and maintenance, and may perform preventive maintenance on vehicles; Operates a truck in connection with the removal of snow and in the transportation of stone, gravel, and supplies; Operates a tractor or truck with snow loader, snow plow, or other attachment; May perform all duties of a Motor Equipment Operator; Performs manual labor, such as loading and unloading trucks, digging ditches, cutting trees and brush, cleaning culvert, and raking blacktop; May supervise a small group of laborers as specific tasks require.

Good knowledge of the operation of tractors, trucks, tractor trailers, backhoes, rollers, graders, bulldozers, and other heavy automotive equipment; good knowledge of the geography of the area; ability to understand and follow simple oral and written directions; mechanical aptitude; willingness to respond to emergencies and to work outside under adverse weather conditions; dependability; physical condition commensurate to the demands of the position.

MINIMUM OUALIFICATIONS: Six (6) months of experience in a position which is substantially similar to that of Motor Equipment Operator.

Special Requirements: Possession of a valid New York state Driver’s License appropriate to the vehicle(s) being operated. Minimum Class B for both manual and automatic certified.

Note: Heavy Motor Equipment Operators who operate a tractor trailer combination must possess a valid Class I New York State Driver’s License.

ULSTER COUNTY Revised: July 17, 1990 3470 HMEO Revised: May 18, 1994 Classification: Non-Competitive OA

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