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Equipment Operator


Salary Range

$13.53 to an hourly maximum rate of $20.46 depending upon qualifications.

Job FLSA Status


Public Safety


Job Details

This is a skilled labor in the operation on moderately light and specialized equipment.
Work involves the responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of basic hand tools, shovels, rakes, power tools and other equipment used in the performance of this job which can be learned on the job without great delay or difficulty.
Work is generally performed outdoors with frequent exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity; frequent exposure to dust, fumes, and smoke and frequent exposure to excessive noises. Employee frequently works around moving machinery, and in close proximity to others.

Job Duties

Insures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use.
Drives trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, asphalt, gravel, sand and other substances.
Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or needed repairs to supervisor; cleans equipment.
Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.
Performs required labor involved in street construction and maintenance and works as member of street and sidewalk construction or maintenance crew doing such general laboring tasks as breaking pavement; pouring and shoveling asphalt and concrete; raking; tamping and smoothing asphalt and concrete; carrying bricks; digs out holes with manual and automatic digging tools, fills depressions with slag, gravel and other materials; cleans out catch basins, pipes and ditches.
Performs all other duties that are deemed necessary by the Street Department Manager and/or departmental supervisor.
Operates a variety of power construction and maintenance equipment used in the street department.

Job Qualifications

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 (A)  Some knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in maintenance, construction and repair activities;
 (B) Skill in operation of some of the listed tools and equipment.
 (C)  Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time; Ability to work safely; Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public; Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.


Job Education

Education and Experience:
 (A)  High school diploma or GED equivalent;
 (B) Ability to read and write English; some experience in light truck and equipment operation and in laboring work; or any combination of education and experience.

Job Computer Skills

Must possess a valid Class C State Driver's License.  Must have good driving record for last 3 years to be insurable by the City’s insurance

City Of Covington Department


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