EQUIPMENT OPERATOR INSTRUCTOR                                    (COMPETITVE)

                                                                                                                                                                #42125

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

     The work involves responsibility for the instruction and training of governmental employees in vehicular safety and safety practices concerned with highway maintenance and construction.  The work may include laying out and supervising the work of subordinates as well as leading and participating in the work assigned.   The incumbent conducts individual training sessions to prepare employees for the New York State Department of Vehicles Commercial Driver’s Test.  This position works under the direct supervision of the Safety Training Officer.  Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

     Conducts safe driving courses by giving classroom and field instructions to personnel and depending on assignment, conducts courses in such areas as driving tactics in normal speed, crash avoidance, emergency braking, skidding and blow out procedures, snow plow driver training, wing man training, defensive driving course instruction, preā€‘trip and post trip inspections.

Trains on a wide variety of self-propelled construction equipment and large dump trucks with plow and wing.

Trains employees in the safe ways to operate lawn mowers, jack hammers, chain saws, trucks, construction equipment and all other motor and motor driven equipment operated in government.

     Conducts on the road training and instructional training for new hire employees, license upgrades, and specific certified driver’s license or specific endorsement.

     Identifies present and potential safety problems by inspecting departmental operations and informing the employees of safety hazards.

     Informs supervisor of operating procedures not in compliance with safety guidelines and works with them to establish standard operating procedures incorporating needed safety precautions into operations.

When assigned to the Onondaga County Department of Transportation:

Gives instruction on a wide variety of self-propelled construction equipment and large dump trucks with plow and wing. 

Maintains records of training activities.

May supervise, lead and participate in the activities of a group of workers in the performance of a variety of manual tasks.

Conducts individual training sessions to prepare employees for New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Commercial Driver’s Test.

Participates in snow removal activities.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations regarding occupational and vehicle safety health hazards.

Good knowledge of the principles, practices and methods employed in occupational and vehicle safety.

Good knowledge of equipment and vehicle pre-trip inspections.

Good knowledge of principles, practices and techniques involved in safety training and instruction.

 Skill in the safe operation of all vehicles, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and other industrial motor and motor driven equipment operated in municipal government.

  Ability to make detailed field inspections and to recognize potential safety and health hazards.

  Ability to instruct individuals and assess their capabilities in a practical situation.

 Ability to communicate effectively with department heads, supervisory personnel, other employees and the general public.

Ability to train employees on a wide range of vehicles and equipment.

Ability to maintain records.

                                                                    

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Two (2) years of Non-Competitive class status in the title of Motor Equipment Operator II, with OPP certification and verified documented equipment training.
  2. Two (2) years of work experience or its part-time equivalent, in training and evaluation in the operation and maintenance of complex heavy construction equipment or trucks over thirteen tons in weight.

 

Special Necessary Requirements

     When required to operate a motor vehicle, possession of a valid New York State Non-CDL or CDL, including any special endorsements, as required for the type of vehicle being operated.  Where possession of a license is required, eligibility for and continued possession of the license is required for employment.

      Possession of Excavator Certification is required to perform excavation duties in accordance with New York State General Business Law.  Certification must be obtained during the probationary period.  Training will commence upon appointment.  Eligibility for and continued possession of the license is required for employment.

When assigned to the Onondaga County Department of Transportation

      Must possess the appropriate license(s) and endorsement(s) for equipment used for training sessions.

 

1/2/2022    Date of original composition