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Gas Equipment Operator


Salary Range

$15.65 - $23.66 hourly depending upon qualifications

Job FLSA Status


Public Safety


Job Details

This is semi-skilled work of a routine nature in the operation of excavation equipment where it is considered the primary purpose of the person’s employment.
Work involves the safe and efficient operation of trucks of six-ton capacity or more and medium to heavy equipment.  Driver may be required to clean and service tractors and trucks and perform minor repairs.  Work may involve some acquired skills in the use of specialized machines and hand or power tools.  Assignments are usually received orally although in some cases they may be written.  Employees intermittently perform unskilled and semi-skilled laborer duties on various assignments.

Job Duties

Operates mini-excavator, chainsaw, trimmers, shovels, pickaxes, and other hand and power tools.
Operates equipment of a lower classification on occasion when required.
Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or needed repairs to supervisor; cleans equipment.
Performs all duties in conformance with appropriate safety and security standards.
Performs some or all of the duties of Maintenance Worker, as required or assigned.
Required to be on call.
Motorized vehicles and equipment, including tractor, pickup truck, chainsaws, saws, pumps, compressors, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, detection devices, mobile radio, ditch witch, jackhammer.

Job Qualifications

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(A) Considerable knowledge of medium to heavy equipment operating principles; some knowledge and experience in medium to heavy truck operation and in laboring work; working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to medium and heavy equipment operations; working knowledge of the methods, materials and tools used in gas  maintenance work.

(B) Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment.

(C) Ability to read and write; Ability to understand and follow oral or written instructions; Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; Ability to observe proper safety precautions; Ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the public; Ability to perform heavy manual tasks under varying weather conditions; Ability to drive and operate a variety of equipment under varying conditions.


Job Education

Education and Experience:
(A) High school diploma or GED equivalent; and

(B) Experience involving the use of medium and heavy equipment, directional drilling and digging around utilities, and servicing of type equipment to which assigned; or

(C) Any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Valid Class C Georgia Driver’s License with the ability to obtain CDL license within one year of appointment. 

Job Computer Skills


City Of Covington Department


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