Salary: $23.66-$28.88 hourly / $4,115-$5,023 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, to lead and participate in
the operation of heavy equipment at refuse sites; and to do related
work as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is distinguished from
Heavy Truck Driver and Heavy Equipment Operator by the assignment of
lead responsibilities in the operation of equipment at a refuse
transfer station and/or land-fill disposal site.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Assists in the direction and scheduling of
operation at a refuse transfer station and/or land-fill site;
operates heavy equipment such as tractor-tractor-trailer combination
of four or more axles, crawler tractors, skip-loaders, motors grades
and scrapers used in transfer and land-fill activities; fills, packs
and levels refuse to established grade; cuts, slopes and grades
roadbeds and shoulders, hillsides and channel beds; performs minor
repair and servicing of equipment; and acts as the Refuse Supervisor
in his/her absence.
1. Two years of experience in the operation of heavy equipment; or,
2. one year of experience performing duties equivalent to the class
of Heavy Truck Driver or Heavy Equipment Operator with Santa Barbara
3. equivalent combination of training, education, and experience
that would provide the required the knowledge and abilities.
Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class A
Driver's License is required.
Appointees to this classification will be subject to mandatory
testing for drugs prior to beginning work; once on the job,
incumbents will be subject to mandatory testing for drugs and/or
alcohol on a random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident,
return-to-duty, and follow-up basis.
Knowledge of: tools, materials, methods and procedures used in the
operation and maintenance of trucks and heavy equipment; accounting
methods for receipt of cash and credit and personnel records.
Ability to: operate heavy equipment; check and prepare estimates and
order parts and materials for equipment and facility repairs;
organize and schedule work of others in a variety of mechanical and
heavy equipment operation crafts; read and interpret blueprints and
drawing pertaining to refuse operations; maintain records and
prepare simple reports; learn the methods and equipment used in
refuse disposal operations; and learn and apply basic engineering
principles of grading and elevation.