Equipment Operator III

Teller County | CO

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Posted Date 6/13/2024
Description Department: Public Works

Reports to: Crew Leader

New Salary range as of 01/01/24: $2,748 - $3,304 (semi-monthly)

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, hourly

Position closes: open until filled

Please keep in mind that the range mentioned above is the minimum to mid-point of the salary range for the role. Hiring at the mid-point of the range would not be typical in order to allow for future & continued salary growth.

When it comes to benefits, Teller County is committed to offering a comprehensive, affordable benefits package that meets the needs of our employees and their families.

• Two Meritain Aetna health plans to choose from -the County pays 50% to 100% of the premium depending on the plan you choose

• HSA plan - the County contributes $1,000 for employee only and $2,000 for employee plus one or more dependents

• Telehealth/Teledoc options - access quality healthcare from the comfort of your home, during your lunch break or while traveling

• Dental, Vision and Prescription drug coverage

• Basic and voluntary life coverage

• 401a retirement plan - employees contribute 4% and the County matches 8%. You are fully vested in five years.

• 457b deferred comp plans - both pre- and post-tax options available

• Time Off: Paid vacation, sick, 12 holidays, 1 floating holiday

• Aflac, wellness programs, EAP, education assistance, employee discounts, uniform allowance

And so many more - click here to review our full benefits package

NOTE: Possession of and ability to maintain a valid Colorado Commercial Driver's License Class A without restrictions is required for this position . If you do not have the required CDL, consider our Equipment Operator I or Temporary Laborer position which can be viewed here. The Temporary Laborer position has the potential to become a regular full-time position under the Public Works career development program.

POSITION SUMMARY : Under limited supervision, performs specialized and skilled work in the operation of heavy and light equipment for constructing, maintaining, repairing, and improving County roads; may lead a crew; some physical labor may also be required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties and responsibilities listed below are central to the job and the employee must be able to perform each function satisfactorily. This list is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities and is intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

(1) Perform specialized and technical procedures in road and bridge maintenance and construction; operate heavy and light equipment and trucks in all phases of road and bridge construction, maintenance, and improvements.

(2) Responsible for the proficient operation of a variety of heavy and light equipment in emergency situations including snow removal and other weather or disaster related incidents.

(3) Maintain equipment in proper working condition; locate and repair mechanical problems when able, perform preventive maintenance on equipment and maintain records of such.

(4) Responsible for proper care of assigned equipment.

(5) Responsible for keeping service center, building, and grounds in a clean and orderly condition.

(6) Act as a Crew Leader as assigned. Supervises and trains Equipment Operator I and II as assigned.

(7) Attend safety and job training classes.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. The list is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all knowledge, skills or abilities that are required.

(1) Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Knowledge of: high skilled road construction, maintenance and work zone traffic control; principles and processes for providing excellent customer service; proficient in operating specialized heavy equipment, assorted light equipment and trucks; maintenance of a variety of equipment; basic leadership and supervisory principles and methods.

Skills: proficient in the operation of heavy equipment, assorted light equipment and trucks; maintenance of a variety of equipment.

Ability to: work with minimal supervision; proficiently operate assigned equipment operate basic heavy equipment, assorted light equipment and trucks; provide day-to-day maintenance of equipment; manage, supervise and coordinate personnel, equipment, and materials; communicate effectively in writing and verbally; establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with co-workers, other county departments, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and the public.

(2) Experience/Education : High school diploma or equivalent; proven work experience as a highly skilled heavy equipment operator for the construction and maintenance of roads; any acceptable combination of education, training and experience that provides the listed knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted.

(3) Visual Acuity/Hearing/Speaking : Must be able to write and read; able to hear and see.

(4) Physical Effort/Dexterity : Must be in good physical condition with the ability to lift and carry 80 pounds. Must be able to use a variety of hand tools.

(5) Environmental Factors: Must be able to work under adverse conditions for extended periods of time. Such conditions will include dirt, noise, rain, snow and extremes of temperatures.

(6) Work Schedule/Characteristics: 40 hours per week. Varied work schedules are required during certain weather conditions.

Salary17.59 Hour
Equipment Operator
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