PUBLIC WORKS MAINTENANCE BLADE OPERATOR
Pay Range 234
This classification operates motor graders used to support road maintenance and surfacing operations; perform routine maintenance on equipment; perform manual tasks. This classification is represented by Teamsters Local 223.
EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES
(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Any one position may not perform all listed tasks.)
1. Operate motor grader to: lay asphalt concrete, process rock dumped by trucks, finish road grade to blue tops; to perform ditching, shouldering and back sloping operations. May, on an infrequent basis, operate all other road maintenance equipment. Load and safely transport equipment and materials. Perform pre-trip inspections.
2. Perform repair on assigned equipment; includes minor maintenance and servicing, etc.
3. As necessary, assist in all other aspects of road maintenance; operate other road maintenance equipment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION
Knowledge of: Considerable knowledge of equipment, materials, practices and procedures used in road maintenance, and skill in use of heavy equipment; considerable knowledge of minor repair of equipment; thorough knowledge of safety procedures; reasonable knowledge of the traffic laws and safety rules governing operations of motor vehicles and equipment on public roads. Skill in: Performing specialized work; performing maintenance on equipment; safe operation of vehicles, equipment and tools used in area of responsibility; safe operation of equipment under adverse conditions. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; estimate time and materials and manage time efficiently; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and use initiative and judgment in carrying out tasks and responsibilities; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, contractors, vendors and the public.
Education, experience and training: Two years experience in the operation of heavy road maintenance equipment OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training. At time of appointment, must possess valid Oregon Class A commercial driver=s license with tank and air brake endorsements.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION
This classification works with supervision from a operations and maintenance leadworker or supervisor. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. Employee estimates time and materials and manages time efficiently. Employee uses initiative and judgment in completing routine assignments and interpretation of general administrative or operational policies and procedures is sometimes necessary. Significant deviations require prior approval. Work is checked at completion of projects. Employees may or may not work in proximity of supervisor.
Work is performed within established departmental policy and procedure; federal, state and county statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances; equipment operation and maintenance manuals; work zone traffic controls; OSHA standards. Employee uses reasonable judgment, generally follows established guidelines and refers to supervisor in emergency or unusual situations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Regular and consistent attendance is required. Work is performed on the County road system. Physical demands may include bending, climbing on rough terrain, hearing alarms and voice conversations, kneeling, frequently lifting up to 60 pounds, pulling, pushing, raking, shoveling, standing for extended periods of time while flagging, twisting, walking and working with hazardous material, fumes, poison oak, insects, etc. Work is performed in an environment which involves everyday risks or discomforts and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions. A significant amount of driving is required.