Ridgeland , SC

Equipment Operator I

Ridgeland, SC Full-time
Posted on June 7, 2019
TITLE: Equipment Operator IDEPARTMENT: Public Works & EngineeringREPORTS TO: Director, Public Works & EngineeringFLSA status: Non-ExemptSUPERVISES OTHERS: NoPOSITION SUMMARY: This position operates equipment in support of road construction, maintenance, and repair projects of Jasper County.MAJOR DUTIES:• Operates slope mowers, bush hogs, and weed eaters.• Maintains county roads and drainage ditches.• Maintains county rights-of-ways.• Performs routine repairs and maintenance on assigned equipment; changes oil, repairs and replaces tires, and makes welding repairs.• Cleans vehicles and equipment.• Completes safety inspections prior to operating equipment; operates equipment according to safety guidelines.• Assists in traffic control at work sites.• Assists in the training of personnel.• Performs other related duties as assigned.KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:• Knowledge of equipment operation guidelines.• Knowledge of county and department policies and procedures.• Knowledge of equipment maintenance and repair guidelines.• Skill in the operation of assigned vehicles and equipment.• Skill in the repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment.• Skill in oral and written communication.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:• Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.• Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of South Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, bending, crouching, stooping, standing or walking. The employee must frequently lift light and heavy objects, climb ladders, use tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguish between shades of color.WORK ENVIRONMENT:This job operates primarily in a professional outdoor environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, dust, dirt, grease, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. Requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves. PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:• High School Diploma or GED• 2-3 years experience in related field or scope of workPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without