Motor Equipment Operator III

Roanoke County   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on October 8, 2021
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs responsible work by the safe operation of several types of heavy or special purpose motorized equipment used by the County. The MEO III also services and makes minor repairs to the equipment and performs various manual tasks when not operating the equipment. This class differs from that of a MEO II as the employee must have a higher level of skill and knowledge in order to operate more complicated pieces of heavy motor equipment. Mostly operates a backhoe, loader, and grader to execute park projects, and operates 3 point hitch tractors and implements to disperse agricultural products for the care of athletic fields and facilities. Because the operation of the motorized equipment and the job duties are more complex, an employee in this class must be thoroughly familiar with safety rules and regulations concerning equipment operation and OSHA safety regulations. A person in this position would be expected to make adjustments to equipment in order to properly perform assignments. The employee may lead staff in the absence of the foreman that is normally in charge.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

·         Operates heavy trucks, dump trucks, excavator, track loader, backhoe, and grader. When not operating heavy equipment, operates tractors and lighter motorized equipment.
·         Adjusts agricultural equipment and implements to properly apply seeds, fertilizers, and chemicals at the directed rates to maintain cool season and warm season grasses.
·         Operates mowing tractors, trimmers, and other turf equipment as required.
·         Performs basic maintenance checks on equipment, vehicles, and trailers. Makes minor repairs, cleans and properly secures equipment.
·         Assists in the supervision of full time and temporary employees, and the Inmate Crew.
·         Provides information to foreman or other supervisor about employee performance.
·         Supervises and/or performs restoration of construction projects including, but not limited to, grading, planting trees, shrubs, seeding, and constructing fences.
·         Makes recommendations of material needs for projects and annual budget preparations. 
·         Enforces proper safety procedures.
·         Reads site plans, construction drawings, and performs basic surveying for the construction of small projects, drain lines, open ditches, stack block walls, and other improvements.
·         Subject to twenty-four hour call and works varied shifts as assigned. Supports the county snow removal operation for county maintained sites, and works with the Parks Department when responding to county wide situations and emergencies.
·         Performs rough and finished carpentry, masonry, installs stack block walls, and concrete.
 

REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES

Education
Required: High school diploma or equivalent.
 
Experience
Required: Two (2) or more years’ experience in the operation of motorized equipment, at the level of a MEO II and some lead worker and/or supervisory experience over parks maintenance operations or similar work.
Preferred: Experience involving heavy-duty special purpose equipment directly related to parks maintenance and construction.
 
Certifications/ Licenses
 
Required: Class A Commercial Driver’s license with air brake certification and good driving record. Must be able to obtain a Pesticide Applicator License within the first six months of employment.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 
 
 
·         Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of safety operating and servicing heavy construction and maintenance equipment, such as heavy duty trucks, excavator, track loader and backhoes
·         Thorough knowledge of VDOT safety and traffic rules and regulations; Ability to operate several types of heavy equipment
·         Ability to service and perform minor repairs to equipment
·         Ability to supervise and train people, as well as, effectively work with the public
·         Must be in good physical condition and able to perform heavy manual labor
·         Ability to maintain routine records
 
Additional Requirements
Must pass a qualifications test. Subject to a complete criminal history background search with acceptable results. May be subject to DMV driving record review as required by amount of work related driving, specified by support responsibilities. Following a conditional offer of employment, must pass a post offer physical examination. Must be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities
 
May lead staff in absence of supervisor

OTHER INFORMATION

OVERALL PHYSICAL STRENGTH DEMAND 
HEAVY
Lift and/or exert force of 50-100 lbs. occasionally, 25-50 lbs. frequently, or up to 10-20 lbs. constantly.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
C = Continuously
5.5 to 8+ hours daily
F = Frequently
2.5 to 5.5 hours daily
O = Occasionally
Up to 2.5 hours daily
R = Rarely
Less than 1 hour per week
N = Never
Never occurs
Code
Physical Demand
Code
Physical Demand
F
Standing
O
Sitting
F
Walking
O
Lifting
O
Carrying
O
Pushing/Pulling
O
Reaching
O
Handling
R
Fine Dexterity
O
Kneeling
O
Crouching
O
Crawling
O
Bending
F
Twisting
F
Climbing
F
Balancing
O
Vision (Correction Required:)
F
Hearing
O
Talking
F
Foot Controls (driving, operation of equip, etc.)
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
D = Daily
W = Several Times Per Week
M = Several Times Per Month
S = Seasonally
R - Rarely
N = Never
Code
Health and Safety
Code
Environmental Factors
D
Mechanical Hazards
D
Dirt and Dust
M
Chemical Hazards
S
Extreme Temperatures
W
Electrical Hazards
D
Noise and Vibration
R
Fire Hazards
D
Fumes and Odors
N
Explosives
D
Wetness/Humidity
R
Communicable Diseases
S
Darkness or Poor Lighting
M
Physical Danger or Abuse
D
Other (specify) Subject to outdoor insects                             
PRIMARY WORK LOCATION
Outdoors typically in parks and grounds areas
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, WORK AIDS
Graders, Backhoes, Loaders, Excavators, Augers, Roller, Mowers, Tractors/Implements, Tamper, Chain Saw, Hammer Drill, String Trimmers, Sod Cutter, Blower, Skill Saw, Reciprocating Saw, Dump Truck and other various hand tools. 
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
Goggles/Safety Glasses, Gloves, Ear Muffs/Plugs, Hard Hats, Respirator, Steel Toe Boots, and Chaps.

Part-time employees are not eligible for employee benefits.

Full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefit package that includes:

  • Progressive Flexible Leave Plan with cash-in option
  • Twelve paid holidays
  • Short Term Disability Insurance 
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Medical and Dependent Care
  • Virginia Retirement System - Membership in VRS is automatic upon hire into a covered position. County contributes and employees pay their membership contribution.
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Deferred Compensation Plan with County Match


Roanoke County

Roanoke , VA