Equipment Operator (Distribution)
Clayton County Water Authority
Morrow, GA, US
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POSITION:                   Equipment Operator


DEPARTMENT:            Distribution & Conveyance



Purpose of Classification: 

The purpose of this classification is to drive and operate vehicles and other equipment with specialized functions utilized in the installation, maintenance and repair of water, wastewater and/or stormwater utility infrastructure and related systems on an assigned crew in an assigned unit. Equipment utilized in this classification includes vehicles with mechanisms that are somewhat complex to operate, requiring dexterity and finesse, or larger vehicles requiring skill to drive and maneuver in and around confined spaces. 

Essential Functions:  

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. 

Operates and utilizes various equipment, power tools, hand tools, and supplies in order to complete work assignments: operates crew truck, dump truck, backhoes, front end loaders, boring machines, forklift, motor grader, ditch witch trencher, skid steers, tapping machine, mini excavator, compact skid, power rakes, tractors, jet truck, easement machine, forklift, and rubber tire back hoe or other tools and equipment; maintains all equipment and tools used; maintains an adequate supply of parts and  supplies to complete work activities; and transports all necessary supplies and equipment to work site. 

Drives vehicles over public roads, work sites, rights-of-way, and CCWA property; maneuvers in and around traffic, parked cars, equipment, utilities, and other obstacles; obeys all traffic laws and safety guidelines; and monitors immediate environment and work area to ensure the safety of operator, other workers, the equipment, and the public. 

Performs excavation activities: excavates ditches: exposes and/or installs water, wastewater and/or stormwater lines; clears outfalls of growth; places trench boxes and other equipment in/out of excavations and manholes; installs water and/or sewer taps and service lines; removes curbing; places manholes; tunnels using boring machine; raises fire hydrants and manholes; and ensures excavation is safe for entry and maintained while inhabited. 

Inspects water, wastewater and/or stormwater lines for proper installation: ensures proper pipe fittings have been used, gaskets are installed and greased, connecting nuts and bolts have been properly tightened and adequate fall has been met; corrects errors and deviations as needed; and maintains valve system to ensure proper working order. 

Performs meter installation duties; builds and installs residential and commercial meters and tests backflows; tests atmosphere in large meter vaults to ensure safety of employees; and operates boring thumpers beneath roadways in compliance with CCWA standard operating procedures.   

Restores and repairs grounds after construction and repairs fire hydrants; determines the proper equipment and materials needed complete restoration and repair activities; and ensures work does not cause unnecessary damage to private property.  

Cleans and inspects manholes and sewer mains: assists in operating Jet truck to clean manholes, sewer mains, and laterals, perform wash downs of equipment and jobsites, water newly planted trees, grass, and shrubs, or other activities as assigned; and troubleshoots problems with equipment operation, such as nozzles, hoses, lights, etc. 

Inspects work area for subterranean utility lines; verifies that all utilities have been located.  

Inspects and prepares equipment for safe and proper operation prior to beginning work for the day: performs light maintenance on equipment, which includes changing oil, refueling, and refilling lubricants; cleans vehicles, beds, and mounted equipment upon completion of assignments; and secures vehicle after use. 

Follows established safety procedures: utilizes safety equipment and wears protective gear; monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; monitors traffic conditions surrounding trucks and equipment to identify obstructions, pedestrians, or unsafe traffic conditions; flags and directs traffic and places markers, signs, and cones around project and work site to ensure safety of crew and the traveling public; and reports any incidents, accidents, problems, or unusual situations. 

Communicates with supervisor, other CCWA employees, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems. 

Additional Functions: 

This position may require on call assignments. 

Performs other related duties as required. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

High school diploma or GED required; supplemented by one year of experience in operating heavy equipment; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. This is considered a Safety Sensitive position. 

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Commercial Driver’s License Class A (CDL) including appropriate endorsement(s). Preferred: Erosion Control Level 1A. 

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all CCWA or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position. 

Performance Aptitudes: 

Data Utilization: Requires the ability to determine, calculate, tabulate, or summarize data/information, following a prescribed plan requiring the exercise of some judgment. Includes performing subsequent actions in relation to these computational operations.  

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific situations. 

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment and machinery, requiring the monitoring, adjustment, regulation, and/or setting of multiple conditions. 

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information. 

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  May include counting, recording of counts, and basic measuring. 

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives. 

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria. 

ADA Compliance:  

Physical Ability: Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (50-100 pounds). 

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, taste, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally. 

Environmental Factors: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, confined spaces, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, animal/wildlife attacks, animal/human bites, disease, pathogenic substances, or rude/irate customers. 

At CCWA, it is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees, including temporary employees, and applicants for employment based on qualifications, abilities, and merit. Therefore, CCWA prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants or any other legally covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression), citizenship, genetic information, disability status, past, current, or prospective membership in the uniformed services or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to job advertisements, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training.


PAYGRADE:               15H (starts at $21.610/hour - 32.416/hour)


DEADLINE:                 Open Until Filled

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