Heavy Equipment Operator - NC

Job Information
Category: Other
Job Status: Full-Time
Job Title: Heavy Equipment Operator
Job Location: Kannapolis, NC

Job Description: 

Position Title: Heavy Equipment Operator
Position #: 4000012 | 4000013
Department: Public Works – Stormwater
Hours of Work: 40 Hours per week + Overtime (requires on-call duty)

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK: Performs intermediate skilled trades work on a variety of construction, maintenance and repair projects; operates equipment in connection with tasks; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision.

This is medium work requiring the regular exertion of up to 25 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 70 pounds of force; work requires climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arms length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, and determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a self contained breathing apparatus.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS: Performing a variety of tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of public facilities such as streets, water and sewer lines, drain ways and sidewalks. (These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Operates equipment including excavators, loaders, backhoes, skid-steer loader, roller, asphalt grinder, hydraulic wenches, hoists and similar equipment.

  • Loads and hauls materials to and from job sites; installs pipe in ditch line; installs and repairs catch basins; cleans catch basins, manholes and sewer lines; operates bore hog, tapping machines, chain saws, and soil tamps.

  • Installs and repairs water and sewer lines and related facilities.

  • Prepares utility cuts for repairs; spreads asphalt to repair potholes.

  • Cleans rights-of-way on public streets and property; cuts limbs; mows grass, sprays weeds, trims shrubs and bushes.

  • Installs and maintains erosion control.

  • Assists with traffic control and flagging; sets up work zones.

  • Performs general landscaping and surface restoration at job sites.

  • Assists with the maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment.

  • Assists with snow removal and ice control.

  • Performs related tasks as required.

Job Requirements: 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: General knowledge of the safe use, operation and preventive maintenance of the equipment to which assigned; skill in the use of equipment to which assigned; ability to understand and follow specific oral instructions; ability to perform manual labor for extended periods, often under unfavorable weather conditions; ability to lift heavy articles; ability to read and write; good physical condition; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associations.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or GED and moderate water and sewer utility maintenance, repair and construction, asphalt repairs, and/or storm drain experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Possession of or ability to acquire a Class A commercial driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina within six months of employment. Demonstrated safe driving history. Possession of or ability to obtain Class C Water Distribution, Wastewater Collections I certifications, Flagger, ITRE and Pesticide certification as needed within one year of employment as applicable for each Division. Criminal background check, driving history check, and pre-employment drug test required.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. This position has been determined to be non-exempt by the Fair Labor Standards

Salary Information: Hiring Range: $15.95 - $18.35 per hour (Salary Range: $15.95 - $24.73 per hour)

How to Apply: Submit a completed City of Kannapolis employment application to [email protected] or City of Kannapolis, Human Resources Department, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081. For additional information and to access the employment application, visit our website.

Organization Information
Organization: City of Kannapolis
Point of Contact: Brenda Lewis
Address: 401 Laureate Way
City: Kannapolis
State: NC 
Zip Code: 28081
Phone: 704-920-4300
Email: [email protected]