Equipment Operator II- Water/Sewer

Town of Blacksburg   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on November 15, 2021
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General Definition of Work

This position will perform basic skills using a variety of heavy construction equipment. Tasks include, but not limited to; excavating for water and sewer installations and repairs, and meter installations: Operating heavy equipment in rights-of-way next to moving traffic.  Qualified applicants must be experienced and skilled in tasks related to utility construction and general maintenance.  This position will assists with snow removal operations.

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Heavy equipment operation
Hand tools and small equipment
Water and sewer installation and repair
Dump truck and snow plow operation

Education and Experience
A high school diploma or GED is required, as well as a minimum of four year’s related construction experience.

Special Requirements
A valid Virginia Commercial Driver’s License – Class B and an excellent driving record are required.
Be on call for after hour emergencies.  
Proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Skilled, with the ability to operate heavy equipment and vehicles.  Have knowledge of standard construction practices and principles; ability to install and repair water and sewer lines; thorough knowledge of VDOT work zone requirements and the ability to safely work in and around the roadway; skill in the use of various hand tools and construction equipment; ability to operate a dump truck with snow plow during snow removal operations

Physical Requirements

Qualified applicants must possess each of the following: the ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. regularly, the ability to work in a crouched position for extended periods of time, the ability to work outside in varying weather conditions, and the ability to effectively communicate with the public and other employees.

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Town of Blacksburg

Blacksburg , VA