Mobile Equipment Operator 1 - Heavy
Supplemental InformationDistrict 07/Gang 520Position # 50552028CLASS A CDL REQUIREDPreference will be given to applicants with bucket truck and tree trimming experience.No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.Application received- Your application has been submitted successfully.Evaluating experience- Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".Eligible for consideration- You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review- Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.Referred to hiring manager for review- Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.Position filled- Someone has been selected for the position.Position canceled- The agency has decided not to fill the position.The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance. (Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at www.jobs.la.gov).For further information about this vacancy contact:Damon CooleyEngineering Technician 7337-462-5008QualificationsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Two years of experience in mobile equipment operations.NOTE:May be required to possess a valid Louisiana driver's license or commercial driver's license.Job ConceptsFunction of Work:To operate heavy mobile equipment to accomplish transportation, maintenance, or construction tasks.Level of Work:Advanced.Supervision Received:General from a Foreman, or other higher level maintenance, supervisory, or administrative personnel.Supervision Exercised:Functional over lower graded equipment operators or laboring personnel as needed.Location of Work:May be used by all agencies, statewide.Job Distinctions:Differs from Mobile Equipment Operator 2 by the requirement to operate heavier mobile equipment that has more complicated operating and handling characteristics.Differs from Heavy Mobile Equipment Operator 2 by the restriction that operation of mobile cranes, draglines, pile drivers, or locomotives is only an occasional function of the Heavy Mobile Equipment Operator 1 and does not constitute the primary, regular and recurring function for this job.Examples of WorkThe purpose of this position is to operate a variety of heavy equipment for the purposes of road/bridge construction and maintenance. This position is located in DISTRICT 07/GANG 520 of the Department of Transportation and Development and reports directly to HIGHWAY FOREMAN 1. The incumbent must be self-motivated and be able to perform duties with minimal supervision and able to interpret unforeseen conditions as they may arise. The incumbent will participate in appropriate DOTD structured training programs and attend all continuing education classes and conferences deemed necessary to facilitate the performance of required tasks.The incumbent is required to possess the following specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as maintain the following licensing: * Class A CDL license is required * Drug test is required * Will need working knowledge of PDAs, light computer work * May require work involving nighttime operations or call outs for emergencies that occur outside of normal work hours * Lifting: a maximum of 50 pounds will be required, due to servicing equipment, removing debris from roadway, and other routine maintenance work being performed. Manual lifting of more than 50 pounds requires assistance from others.50% Operates the following heavy equipment, as needed: * Asphalt Distributor (truck mounted)* Backhoes * Front end loaders * Bucket/ladder trucks * Cranes/draglines (lifting capacity >20,000 lbs but Dozers (Dump truck (tandem axle or trailer dump)* Gradalls * Hot mix pavers (Motor Grader * Lowboys * Milling machines (Road planer * Road widener (Sewer Cleaners (truck mounted)* Striping machines * Sweepers * Track hoes (excavators)* Under bridge inspection units (trailer mounted)40% Perform duties as directed, such as tree trimming, shoveling asphalt, digging footings for setting concrete forms, placing traffic control devices, delivering, loading and unloading materials and/or equipment, flagging traffic, operating power and/or hand tools, etc. May perform incidental repair and construction tasks such as installation of guardrail, fencing, pipe, catch basins, and drainage structures. Keeps records as required by supervisor, which may include, petty cash tickets, requisitions, inventory, daily work reports, etc. May train and/or assist in training lower level operators or laborers. May be required to perform a wide variety of assigned duties and tasks necessary to accomplish the overall mission of the gang or section. Shall be responsible to respond to call-outs after normal working hours, in all types of weather conditions, such as removing falling trees from the roadway, applying deicing materials, responding to traffic accidents, and draining water from the roadway.5% Prior to equipment operations, conducts routine visual/physical safety inspection of equipment, reports problems to supervisor/appropriate personnel and/or takes necessary corrective action whenever possible. Performs minor repairs, services, preventative maintenance, and cleans equipment in accordance with operator's manual and manufacture's recommendations to keep equipment operating efficiently and safely. Prepares any necessary paperwork (e.g., mileage, oi/gas usage, etc.) as directed.5% May be required to perform other duties as necessary, including, but not limited to, emergency/disaster support activities.
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