Equipment Operator - Water Services

 Hourly rate $22.86 probationary rate  - $24.06 regular rate

Purpose/Customer Impact: Assist transmission and distribution crews in excavation, main installation, back-filling and loading operations using hydraulic crawler excavators.

Reporting Relationships:

Reports to:   Transmission/Distribution Supervisor           Direct Reports:   None

Interrelationships:  Regular contact with construction crews and supervisory personnel.

Independent Action: Operates under direct supervision

Essential Accountabilities:

  • Safely operate backhoes in opening trenches, laying pipe, back-filling and loading operations.
  • Perform preventive and light maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Assist construction crews by cooperatively performing labor tasks.
  • Diagnose and repair automotive and construction equipment mechanical problems.
  • Perform standby duty.
  • Perform essential accountabilities in accordance with all Federal, State and District safety regulations.
  • Perform other related duties, as required.

Essential Job Functions: Sitting, standing, bending, reaching, climbing, crawling, squatting, kneeling, twisting, driving, walking, lifting(max 75lbs), visual accuracy, clear verbal and written communication, repetitive hand/wrist motion, keyboard usage.

Minimum Requirements: An individual must be able to perform Essential Job Functions and Accountabilities satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent.
  • Possess a valid State of Maine Class A Driver’s License, with a clean driving record.
  • Possess previous experience repairing automotive and construction equipment, with emphasis on diesel engines and hydraulic circuitry.
  • One year of experience in the operation of backhoes and proven experience in the operation of equipment in a pipe-laying construction environment.
  • Ability to investigate, adjust and perform necessary maintenance on assigned equipment. Skill in troubleshooting construction equipment.
  • Ability to safely and skillfully operate the above noted equipment.
  • Ability to read and comprehend operation and maintenance manuals for assigned equipment.
  • Ability to function in a team environment, with associated positive communication and problem solving skills and the commitment to share skills and ideas with colleagues.
  • Ability to meet approved physical and medical standards.
  • Obtain Class I Water Distribution Operator’s License within 24 months of hire.
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