Forsyth Government County
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Equipment Operator III
at Forsyth Government County
- Position Information
The purpose of this classification is to operate/drive equipment and perform manual work associated with projects within an assigned County department, which may involve road/bridge construction/maintenance, roadside maintenance, solid waste operations, or other projects/activities.
- Job Summary
Operates a variety of larger vehicles or equipment with specialized functions involving driving/maneuvering in and around confined spaces or involving operation of moderately complex mechanisms to perform work tasks; drives/operates a variety of light/medium equipment involving routine operation to drive from point to point or involving use of basic/simple maneuvering mechanisms to perform work tasks.
Performs various tasks associated with construction/maintenance of roads and bridges; assists in maintaining roads, road shoulders, and ditches; prepares asphalt roads for deep patch work and resurfacing; repairs/patches potholes; sprays/applies tar; rolls/packs road surfaces and compacts asphalt/materials; sweeps debris from roads; applies cold mix to asphalt; spreads gravel; shovels, loops, and smooths road materials; builds forms/frames for concrete structures; mixes, pours, shovels, levels, and finishes concrete; cuts/busts and removes cement/asphalt; measures grade.
This classification is designated as a safety sensitive position which is subject to random drug and alcohol testing and any other drug testing methods as stated in policies adopted by Forsyth County concerning drug and alcohol.
- Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or GED; supplemented by vocational/technical training in equipment operation, traffic flagging, and work in area of assignment; supplemented by two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving equipment operation, traffic flagging, and work in area of assignment; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must be able to obtain and maintain valid Department of Transportation Flagging Certification within 6 months of hire. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Commercial Driver's License (CDL) including appropriate endorsement(s).