St. James Parish Government is hiring an Equipment Operator II for the Road, Bridge & Drainage Division under the Operations Department.
JOB FUNCTION: Drives or operates
gasoline or diesel-powered equipment characterized as moderately complex;
trucks, tractors, backhoes, dozer, road graders, or other equipment in order to
maintain parish property, servitude, rights-of-way; and to repair roads and
other facilities. The distinction between an Equipment Operator I and this
position concerns the use of more complicated equipment and skill required.
This position is classified as essential during declared emergencies or natural
disasters. This is a nonexempt position, forty hours per week. This position is
“Safety Sensitive” and subject to random drug testing as per the St. James
Parish Government Employee Handbook. Individuals in this class can complete the
majority of their projects/assignments with a minimum amount of supervision.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES: Includes any combination of the following
illustrative examples of duties and responsibilities including but not limited
maintenance to equipment such as checking fuel, oil and, other lubricant
levels; performs necessary emergency repairs; observes indicators to check for
proper function of machinery and stops operation when indicated; reports major
mechanical problem for repair
logs for mileage, fuel consumption, materials transported in accordance with
local, state, and federal regulations
or operates small and large dump trucks, tandem trucks, side-arm/boom mower
tractors, bush-hogs or related grass cutting equipment, to maintain parish
property, servitude, and rights-of-way
grader or dozer to spread and level dirt, gravel, and stone to grade specifications
in construction and maintenance of earthwork structures, such as highways,
streets, and temporary roads
power-driven machines, equipped with movable shovel, to excavate or move dirt,
rock, sand, and other material
equipment by washing and cleaning
duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative
of knowledge, skills and/or ability required. St. James Parish Government is an
equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High School diploma or general education diploma (GED) and 3 years experience
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a valid Louisiana Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a class “B”
designation and have an acceptable driving record.
OTHER SKILLS AND
of the operating procedures and maintenance of equipment operated
knowledge of the hazards and applicable safety rules and regulations in
knowledge of traffic laws and regulations related to equipment operated
to clean and assist in minor maintenance and repair of equipment operated
to perform physical labor required of the position
to identify operating problems of equipment assigned
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are
representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will 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
sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is
required to use hands to finger, handle, feel objects, tools, controls, and
climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop,
kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to
100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and
the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work
environment characteristics described here are representatives of those that an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While
performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside
weather conditions, extreme heat/cold, near moving mechanical parts, and is
regularly exposed to vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne
particles. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places. The
noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.
St. James Parish is committed to providing equal employment opportunities. The parish will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, agree or political affiliations.