Equipment Operator II (Utilities Division)

Description :

THE CITY OF PORT HURON IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 

THIS POSITION REQUIRES A CURRENT, VALID, MICHIGAN COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE (CDL) GROUP A WITH AIR, THE ABILITY TO OBTAIN AN “N” ENDORSEMENT AND A CLEAN DRIVING RECORD.  THOSE NOT POSSESSING THE NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS NEED NOT APPLY. 

UTILITIES SERVICES
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR II

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  To perform moderately difficult and responsible public works, construction and maintenance work involving the safe and efficient operation of various kinds of heavy and specialized automotive and power-driven equipment, acting as group leader and performing related work as required. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Work is performed under the supervision of a Foreman III and/or other designated official. 

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK:  An employee in this class may be called upon to do any or all of the following:  (These examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform.) 

  • Subject to general assignment and to inspection of work in progress and upon completion, with responsibility for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of equipment.
  • Operate light and heavy trucks, snow plows, tractors, and other automotive and other power-driven equipment.
  • Operate front-end loader in a variety of loading and construction operations.
  • Operate various cement cutting saws, grinders, chain saw, air compressors and other equipment as required.
  • Operate tapping machines, hydrant thawing equipment, sewer machines or other job related equipment as required.
  • Operate vactor / jet rodder and/or any other sewer cleaning equipment.
  • Participate in the installation or repairs to water service lines and water mains, valves and hydrants.
  • Participate in the installation or repairs to sewer services, sewer mains, manholes and catch basins.
  • Participate in manual labor operations involved in sewer and water installation, maintenance, and repair work.
  • Perform manual labor, load and unload trucks, dig manholes and catch basins, clean catch basins and demonstrate reasonable knowledge in the constructional operations of the water distribution & sewer collections system.
  • Manipulate controls to operate equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Change various attachments on equipment, lubricate, fuel and clean equipment as required.
  • Record and post residential and/or commercial & institutional establishments for N/P.
  • Perform street patching, repairs and right of way restoration.
  • Perform related work as required. 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT:

  • Ability to perform job assignments and/or related tasks in a timely manner.
  • Thorough knowledge of the operation and maintenance requirements of various types of heavy and specialized automotive and power-driven equipment.
  • Reasonable knowledge of traffic laws for construction barricading and safety.
  • Knowledge of automotive and power-driven equipment lubrication and repair activities.
  • Familiarity with streets and principal locations in the city.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to understand and follow or give out oral and/or written instructions.
  • Ability to operate automotive equipment skillfully, safely and in accordance with rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the methods and materials used in the water distribution and sewer collections system.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to work effectively with the public and other employees. 

An employee in this class, upon appointment, shall have the equivalent of the following training and experience: 

  • Graduation from an accredited high school.
  • ACompetent Person@ qualification for trenching & shoring.
  • Knowledge of the maintenance, operation and safety requirements of a variety of automotive and power-driven equipment.
  • Confined Space Certification.
  • Fork lift certification (Michigan).
  • Must have a valid Michigan Driver License (Operator=s) and a valid Michigan Commercial Driver License (CDL), Group A/Air with a Tanker AN@ endorsement.
  • Reasonable, recent experience in the operation of various types of heavy automotive and/or specialized power-driven equipment, involving public works construction and maintenance and/or related activities. 

Working Hours:  Monday – Friday; 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
                             Ability and willingness to work overtime and callouts, as required 

Physical Demands:                                                                                                                          

  • Ability to enter and work in small confined spaces
    • Example:  Ability to enter a space through a 24 – 26 inch opening
    • Example:  Must be able to work inside a trench up to 14 feet deep
  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions
  • Ability to stand and sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to climb frequently in/out of trenches and equipment
  • Ability to operate water main valves which require physical aptitude
  • Ability to lift and carry various items up to 80 pounds
  • Ability to push and pull various items with ease, sometimes with the aid of a backhoe
  • Exposure to raw sewage, traffic and pressurized water mains/services
  • Ability to lift sewer cleaning tubes up to depths of approximately 30 feet
  • Ability to interact with citizens in a polite and tactful manner 

Salary Range:  $17.46 - $21.82 per hour 

Benefit Package, including: 

  • Paid vacation leave, sick leave, personal days and holidays
  • Healthcare, dental, life and optical insurance
  • Disability income plan
  • Pension program
  • Deferred compensation plan (457)
  • Healthcare savings plan. 

Date Posted:  Thursday, February 13, 2020

Application Deadline:  Friday, March 6, 2020

Contact :

  • Job applications can be obtained from the Human Resources Department or downloaded from here
  • A resume must accompany the completed job application.
  • If mailed, it must be postmarked by the deadline date listed above.
  • Original job applications will be accepted in-person or by mail at:

City of Port Huron
Human Resources
100 McMorran Blvd.
Port Huron, MI  48060 

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Deadline for Applying : Mar 6, 2020 03:30 PM