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Equipment Operator B - Solid Waste

Company: Government jobs
Location: Kingman
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary**The purpose of this advert is to recruit for our 6-month eligibility list, as there is no vacancy at this time. All applicants will be screened and considered for eligibility in the event of a future vacancy.**The City of Kingman is looking for qualified applicants to fill an Equipment Operator position in the Public Works Solid Waste Division. This position operates equipment and supports refuse collection and disposal services. The ideal candidate is a demonstrated team player who communicates effectively with co-workers and the general public. Must have a satisfactory driving history and ability to obtain and maintain a Class B Commercial Driver's License within 6 months of hire.OverviewThe City of Kingman is located in Mohave County approximately 100 miles southeast of Las Vegas and 195 miles northwest of Phoenix nestled between the beautiful Cerbat and Hualapai mountain ranges along historic Route 66. In 2019, Reader's Digest named Kingman one of the "Nicest Places in Arizona" for its thoughtful residents and spirit of generosity. In addition to its small-town look and feel, the area also offers a wide range of recreational activities that include hiking, bike and ATV trails, camping, golf, beautiful parks, historical attractions, nearby lakes and the Colorado River.With more than 400 full and part-time employees across 30 divisions, the City of Kingman provides exceptional public services to over 30,000 residents. Our focus on high-quality customer service, safety and teamwork underpins our efforts to foster an atmosphere where citizens and businesses can thrive.Please see our fiscal year 2022-2023 Budget Book and our Go Kingman page for more information.JOB DESCRIPTIONPerforms a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the operation of light to medium duty equipment maintaining street rights of way, drainage easements or other Public Works maintenance activities as assigned.Performs operations according to required standards; and performs semi-skilled and skilled maintenance tasks.SUPERVISION RECEIVED Works under the supervision of the department Superintendent, Construction Maintenance Supervisor or designated person. SUPERVISION EXERCISED None generally. May supervise temporary employees, community service workers, and DOC Inmate workers as directed, or as assigned by Superintendent.Minimum Qualifications/Special RequirementsEducation and experience: Graduation from high school diploma or GED equivalent;Two (2) years experience involving the use of medium and heavy equipment, one (1) of which must have been related to construction and/or maintenance of pipelines. Any combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge and experience to perform the work.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid Arizona Commercial Driver's License at a minimum level of Class B or ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire. Based on assignment, may be required to participate and obtain NIMS (National Incident Management System) training certifications. Essential FunctionsESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSEssential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Operates trucks or equipment of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, materials, and supplies.Operates trucks and construction or power equipment, such as back-hoe, man-lift, dump truck, and other related departmental equipment. Operates jack hammers, weed eaters, and other small equipment and tools to maintain water/wastewater systems.Works with other personnel in digging ditches, patching pot holes, hoisting materials, tools, and equipment, other general labor work and any related work with a backhoe or related departmental equipment.Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or needed repairs to supervisor; cleans equipment.Sets up and removes barricades, lane cones, and warning signs to channel traffic around work crews.Drives truck when traveling to and from job sites.Assists with clean-up operations at accidents, spills and other emergency situations. Assists with other divisions and departments in water/utility related activities; assists with Blue Staking; cleans drainage ditches, storm drain pipe and catch basins. Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or needed repairs to supervisor; cleans equipment.Performs pre and post trip equipment according to CDL requirements.Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.Supervises and leads DOC Inmate Labor as trained and assigned. Communicates and acts in a professional manner with the public, co-workers, and work contacts.Provides excellent customer service to all contacts. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity.May be required to work early mornings, evenings, holidays or weekends as needed.Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures; follows safety policies and practices, works in a safe manner, and reports unsafe activity and conditions. PERIPHERAL DUTIES Serves as a ground person for repairs and maintenance of the system. Controls traffic at work sites by flagging to guide traffic through work areas, as required or assigned. Performs related duties as required.Performs special assignments as requested.May serve on a variety of employee committees. MiscellaneousNECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESKNOWLEDGE Considerable knowledge of heavy-equipment operating principles and traffic laws, ordinances and rules involved in equipment operation; Considerable knowledge of work zone traffic control signing and flagging in accordance with MUTCD standards; Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operations; Working knowledge of the methods, materials and tools used in water/wastewater maintenance work and Blue Stake laws and markings. SKILLS Skill in the care and operation of assigned equipment in a safe and effective manner; Identifying maintenance needs and mechanical problems and correcting or referring for repair; Troubleshooting problems; Maintaining and handling applicable equipment; Utilizing mechanical apparatus; Preparing and maintaining records; Working in a team environment; Providing customer service; and Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction. ABILITIES Ability to understand and follow oral or written instructions; Communicate effectively verbally and in writing; Observe and adhere to proper safety precautions; Establish effective, cooperative working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the public; Perform heavy manual tasks under varying weather conditions; Drive and operate a variety of equipment under varying conditions; Work from construction specifications or blueprints; Maintain production schedules and carry out assigned projects to their completion; Meet physical requirements to include performing hard physical work, in adverse weather and environmental conditions; Participate in teamwork productively; Sit, walk and stand for long periods of time; and effectively supervise and lead DOC Inmate Labor Resources. WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics attached to the job description are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.COMMITMENT TO SAFETY AND WELLNESS It is the policy of the City of Kingman to ensure a safe, healthful workplace for all its employees. It requires that every person in the organization assumes the responsibility of individual and organizational safety. Injury and illness losses from incidents are costly and preventable.The City of Kingman will employ an effective accident and illness prevention program and a comprehensive wellness program that involves all its employees in the effort to eliminate workplace hazards and promote employee health and wellness. All employees are expected and encouraged to participate in safety and wellness program activities including the following: reporting hazards, unsafe work practices and accidents immediately to their supervisors or a safety committee representative; wearing required personal protective equipment; and participating in and supporting safety committee activities.DISCLAIMERThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position.This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the position changes.FIND YOUR REWARDING CAREER WITH US!Personal Growth Opportunities-Meaningful and Challenging Work-Public ServiceCommunity Spirit-Training and Development Outstanding Retirement:Arizona State Retirement System Generous Paid Time Off:12 Holidays per year12 Sick Days per year10 hours of Volunteer Time Off (VTO) annually20 Vacation Days per year, increases to 35 DaysFull-Time new hire employees accrue 6.15 hours per pay period up to a max of 160 hours Medical/Dental/Vision/Wellness/Life Insurance:A robust wellness program with participation incentives, including up to $200 redeemable annually. The program includes more than a dozen on-site wellness screenings and challenges.First-in-class medical, dental and vision benefits with premiums and out-of-pocket maximums that out-compete most local employers. If you elect the High-Deductible Health Plan, we contribute up to $700 - $1400 to your Health Savings Account annually dependent on coverage level.EPO or HDHP with Employer Contributing Health Savings AccountAffordable employee dependent coverageFlexible Spending AccountsFree On-Site Health Screenings, Promotions & IncentivesFun Challenges for all fitness levelsTuition Assistance reimbursable up to $4,500 annuallyRecognition programs for customer service and safety, including the opportunity for cash bonuses.

Keywords: Government jobs, Henderson , Equipment Operator B - Solid Waste, Other , Kingman, Nevada

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