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PEACH COUNTY, GEORGIA
CLASSIFICATION TITLE: EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION
The purpose of this classification is to perform equipment operation and manual labor in the maintenance and repair of County roads, right of way, street signs, and other assigned projects.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Performs a combination of manual and semi-skilled labor and equipment operation for the purpose of maintaining and repairing County roads, right of way and related structures. Assigned projects may include repairing, maintaining and constructing roads; painting roadway markings and lane lines; digging ditches; installing driveway pipes; repairing and maintaining street signs, other markings and right of way structures; patching potholes; sweeping and clearing streets and right of way; and mowing grass.
Uses a variety of hand and power tools and equipment to perform assigned duties, including dump trucks, tractors, compactors, chain saws, front end loaders, rakes, shovels, mowers, pipe wrenches, pick axes, and carpenter’s tools.
Picks up and transports materials, tools and supplies; hauls gravel and other materials, and removes work-site and street debris; cleans and washes equipment and tools; performs preventive maintenance on tools, equipment and vehicles; and notifies supervisor of needed replacements and repairs.
Flags and directs traffic and places markers, signs and cones around project/work site to ensure safety of crew and the traveling public; and follows safety practices and wears protective gear.
Performs other related duties as required.
High school diploma or GED; supplemented by up to one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving equipment operation and roadway maintenance and repair; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.p >