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Employer: Franklin County
Division: Public Works
Job Title: Light Equipment Operator
Salary: $12.38 Hourly


Job Description:

Position Title:     Light Equipment Operator

Department:        Public Works

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled duties associated with the operation of trucks, light and occasionally medium equipment in the repair, maintenance and construction of County roads, bridges and rights-of-way.

Franklin County participates in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS & KP&F).

How to Apply:  Complete On-Line Application at www.HRePartners.com

Salary Range:   $12.38 per hour depending on qualifications

Date Opened:    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Date to Close:   Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hours:       Generally 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Some overtime may be required.

Questions regarding this job announcement shall be directed to the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 or via e-mail at humanresources@franklincoks.org.

Additional Information:  

High School Diploma or GED required. Six months to twelve months related experience or training is required.  A valid, current Commercial Driver’s License required.

Operates a variety of light equipment, such as light tractor to pull mower, broom, and posthole digger, pickup truck for transporting equipment, signs and posts.

Services, maintains and makes mechanical adjustments and minor repairs on equipment such as checking and servicing fuel, oil and coolant levels, lubrication, tire pressure and changes, and general appearance.

Constructs and repairs fences, puts up and takes down safety signs and performs other hand labor.

Franklin County conducts background checks and drug screenings on all potential candidates.

          Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 at least two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.

          Duties listed on the job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types to work performed.  Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  The attached job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change as the County’s needs and requirements of the job change.

         The State of Kansas and Franklin County are At-Will Employment jurisdictions.

Franklin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Franklin County, Kansas Job Description

  Title:  Light Equipment Operator

  Grade:  11

  Reports To:  Road Superintendent

  FLSA:  Non-Exempt

  Department:  Public Works

  Modified Date: 

JOB SUMMARY:

Under direct supervision performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled duties associated with the operation of trucks, light and occasionally medium equipment in the repair, maintenance and construction of County roads, bridges and rights-of-way.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Operates a variety of light equipment, such as light tractor to pull mower, broom, and posthole digger, pickup truck for transporting equipment, signs and posts;
  • Repairs and installs traffic signs and posts;
  • Monitors condition of assigned equipment to assure care, service, lubrication and repairs;
  • Services, maintains and makes mechanical adjustments and minor repairs on equipment such as checking and servicing fuel, oil and coolant levels, lubrication, tire pressure and changes, and general appearance;
  • Constructs and repairs fences, puts up and takes down safety signs and performs other hand labor;
  • Flags traffic passing near, in, or around work zones;
  • Cleans or prepares construction sites to eliminate possible hazards;
  • Signals equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, or adjustment of machinery, equipment, or materials;
  • Loads, unloads, or identifies building materials, machinery, or tools, distributing them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans or specifications;
  • May spray stumps, remove trash, work in shop painting, cleaning, and repairing tires;
  • May install culverts;
  • Assists in sanding/re-facing/repairing signs;
  • Hauls/loads snow and ice control materials;
  • Plows snow and spreads ice control materials;
  • Loads/unloads spreaders;
  • Takes after-hour calls for tree/sign issues;
  • Paints interior and exterior of department buildings;
  • Burns brush piles and observes and controls the fire spread;
  • Mows along black tops and gravel roads;
  • Performs traffic counts;
  • Maintains and repairs guardrails and mailboxes;
  • Repairs barricades;
  • Trims brush around existing signs along rights-of-way.

 

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

Performs other related duties as required.

 

SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS:

None

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Safety standards and practices;
  • Rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to area of assignment;
  • Materials, tools, equipment, safety hazards and precautions common to the assigned area of responsibility;
  • Work zone safety, traffic control and flagging;
  • Traffic laws, ordinances and rules involved in equipment operation;
  • Safe, efficient operation of assigned equipment;
  • Road layouts and routes.

 

SKILLS IN:

  • Operating assigned equipment safely, effectively and efficiently;
  • Training others to use equipment effectively and efficiently.

 

ABILITY TO:

  • Read, analyze, and interpret common safety manuals and instructions;
  • Respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers;
  • Operate equipment for extended periods of time during difficult weather conditions;
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals;
  • Maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, officials and the public;
  • Receive, understand and carry out oral and written instruction;
  • Prepare routine reports and record information about projects and assignments;
  • Be called out and work weekends.

 

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Possess Commercial Driver’s License.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.;
  • six months to twelve months related experience or training;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate's degree in Heavy Equipment Operation, Construction Science or related field from two year-college or technical school;
  • or one year to two years related experience and/or training;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear;
  • The employee is frequently required to walk;
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or smell;
  • The employee must regularly required to lift and/or move, push or pull up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move, push or pull up to 50 pounds without assistance and up to 100 pounds or more with assistance;
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here 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.  While performing the duties of this job:

  • The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places;
  • The employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions;
  • The employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborn particles;
  • The employee is regularly exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and explosives.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.



Vacancy Number: FR2017-34

Open Date: 8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 8/27/2017 11:59:59 PM