Pay Range 12 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$15.4227$23.1340
Hourly (42 hrs.)$14.6883$22.0324
Hourly (56 hrs.)$11.0162$16.5243

Heavy Equipment Operator

Range: $32,079.14 - $48,118.70 (12)
Position Number: 16

JOB SUMMARY:  This position operates heavy equipment in support of the installation, maintenance, and repair of the electric distribution system.
Clears right-of-way under transmission lines.
Operates heavy and specialized equipment in support of the department; assists with the pruning and removal of trees, cleaning of cleared areas, and cutting and chipping of limbs.
Operates chipper truck, crane, dump truck, bucket truck, tractor trailer, tractor, and hydraulic boom.
Assists in the application of herbicide at substations, city lawns, parking lots, and sidewalks.
Makes minor repairs and adjustments to equipment as necessary.
Hauls dirt to job sites; delivers and picks up transformers, trucks, parts, and various tools.
Responds to after-hours emergency calls.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment such as chipper truck, crane, dump truck, bucket truck, tractor trailer, tractor, and hydraulic boom.
Knowledge of traffic laws and regulations.
Knowledge of relevant safety procedures and guidelines.
Skill in the use of heavy equipment such as chipper truck, crane, dump truck, bucket truck, tractor trailer, tractor, and hydraulic boom.
Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Electric Crew Supervisor assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include city ordinances, policies, and procedures, relevant federal and state laws and regulations, OSHA standards, and supervisory instructions. These guidelines are generally clear and specific but may require some interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of related duties in the operation of heavy equipment. Work performed in inclement weather contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to operate heavy equipment in support of the installation, repair, and maintenance of electric distribution equipment.  Success in this position provides for the safe, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of electric utilities.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking.  The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, operates tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather, and may require the use of protective devices.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  This position has direct supervision over assigned personnel.
Ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculations.
Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equip