MOTOR EQUIPMENT OPERATOR 1 (TRAINEE)
(Competitive / PJC)
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under direct supervision, an employee in this class is responsible for the operation of various types of motor equipment and associated mechanical attachments. Work is assigned by the Highway Maintenance Supervisor or another administrative superior. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Trains under supervision, to operate a dump truck, snowplow, flatbed truck, street sweeper or similar type truck or single chassis motor vehicle in connection with the removal of snow and street cleaning and transportation of various materials, tools, equipment, supplies. Trains under supervision, to operate standard or modified trucks with mechanical attachments for fuel transportation, pumping, spraying and snow removal, also acts as wingman.
Trains under supervision, to operate a light tractor with mowing attachment and various types of snow-fighting equipment, may operate a loader when necessary. Occasionally operates small gasoline or other powered machinery such as cement mixers, air hammers and compressors, pumping equipment, saws and tampers under supervision.
Sets flags and barricades and participates generally in the laboring work of the crew. Loads and unloads trucks of such items as crates, machinery, furniture, equipment, heavy stores, etc. by physically lifting the items or by operating a hand truck, forklift or similar equipment; moves items to and from storerooms; may accompany a truck driver or motor vehicle operator in the pickup and delivery of items and as such may in the event of need be required to drive the vehicle.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the operation and maintenance of dump trucks, flatbed trucks and various other types of motor equipment and related attachments.
Good knowledge of traffic and other regulations governing the use of motor equipment and of the hazards and safety precautions involved in its operation.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Physical strength and agility sufficient to operate equipment over rough terrain, occasionally under adverse weather conditions.
Ability to work in construction sites.
Completion of a NYS DMV commercial driver license road test
Possession of a Class A Commercial Driver License Permit.
6/2021 Date of original composition