Coryell County
  • 21-May-2018 to 30-Jun-2018 (CST)
  • Road and Bridge
  • Gatesville, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Summary of Essential Responsibilities

The purpose of this classification is to operate construction equipment and to perform semi-skilled and manual labor for assigned road construction, maintenance and repair projects.  Positions in this class work on a crew engaged in the maintenance and repair of County roads, bridges, right of way, street signs, and other assigned structures; and operate a wide variety of heavy and light construction equipment such as excavators, boom axes, rollers, graders, etc.  Performs related work as required.

Essential Responsibilities and Functions

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification.  It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class.  The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment of this position.

Performs a combination of equipment operation and manual and semi-skilled labor for the purpose of building, maintaining and repairing County roads, streets, bridges, related structures and right of way. Assigned project work includes repairing, maintaining and constructing roads and bridges; erecting, maintaining and repairing street signs or other traffic markings and right of way structures; patching potholes; grading roads; sweeping and clearing roads and right of way; trimming trees and brush, mowing grass, spraying herbicides, pouring concrete, etc.

Uses a variety of heavy and light construction equipment, trucks and hand & power tools to perform assigned duties including backhoes, excavators, bulldozers, graders, rollers, chippers, tractors, mowers, water trucks, boom trucks, dump trucks, track loaders, cement and asphalt cutters, pipe wrenches, pick axes, etc.

Picks up and transports materials, tools and supplies. Cleans and washes equipment and tools.  Performs preventative maintenance and minor repairs on tools, equipment and vehicles, such as changing oil and tires.  Notifies supervisor of needed replacements and repairs.

Flags and directs traffic, places markers, signs and cones around project/work site to ensure safety of crew and the traveling public. Follows safety practices and wears protective gear.

Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

Qualifications

The minimum qualifications are:

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by five months of experience operating heavy equipment; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Must possess and maintain a valid Texas Commercial Driver's License (CDL) including appropriate endorsement(s).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Requires the ability to determine, calculate, tabulate, or summarize data/information. Includes performing subsequent actions in relation to these computational operations. 

Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific situations.

Requires the ability to overhaul, restore, renovate, construct, and/or rebuild equipment, machinery, or objects, requiring adherence to prescribed standards and specifications.

Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of the same equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and/or rapid adjustments.

Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information.

Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. May include counting, recording of counts, and basic measuring.

Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form; and to exercise independent judgement to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives. 

Requires the ability to exercise judgement, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties which are often characterized by frequent change.

Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 lbs); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 lbs).

Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cures or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, or traffic hazards.

Employment Testing

Employment is contingent on passing post-offer, pre-employment, drug testing, criminal background investigations and physical.

 

Work Schedule / Hours

__X__   Normal / Regular schedule is: Monday - Friday

 

Physical Demands:  Identify physical demands of this position for all categories (i.e. standing, sitting, walking)

ACTIVITY

NEVER

OCCASIONALLY

UP TO 3 HRS. DAY

FREQUENTLY

3-6 HRS. DAY

CONSTANT

6-8 HRS.  DAY

SITTING

 

X

 

 

REPETITIVE HAND MOTION (SUCH AS DATA ENTRY/ TYPING)

 

X

 

 

HEARING, LISTENING

 

 

 

X

TALKING

 

 

X

 

STANDING

 

 

X

 

WALKING

 

 

X

 

BENDING

 

 

X

 

STOOPING

 

 

X

 

CLIMBING STAIRS

 

X

 

 

CLIMBING LADDERS

 

X

 

 

KNEELING, SQUATTING

 

X

 

 

CROUCHING

 

X

 

 

CRAWLING

 

X

 

 

BALANCING

 

 

 

X

REACHING OVERHEAD

 

 

X

 

REACHING FORWARD

 

 

 

X

PULLING/PUSHING

 

 

X

 

OBJECT HANDLING

 

 

 

X

SHOVELING

 

X

 

 

 

Skill

Activity

Lift/Carry

Candidate must be able to demonstrate ability to lift 80 lbs. from floor to 40 inch height then carry for 25-feet and return to start point with one repetition.

Shoveling Paving Material

Candidate must be able to demonstrate ability to lift 10 lbs. weighted shovel from ground to above 40-inch height and back to floor start point with multiple repetitions.

Push/Pull Equipment, debris

Candidate must be able to demonstrate ability to generate peak force of 50 lbs. for pushing and pulling for one repetition for each direction.

Vehicle Access

Candidate must be able to demonstrate ability to step up/down directly to the 2nd rung of secured ladder, then directly down to the floor with multiple repetitions.

Tool/Equipment Handling

Candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to reach their arm's length to perform handling fine/motor activity (nuts/bolts/washers) at floor level, knee level and overhead level for 60 second duration each for one repetition.

Stair Climbing

Candidate must be able to demonstrate ability to climb up/down 23 steps within 3-minutes.

 

 Lifting Demands:  Mark if this applies to this position

ACTIVITY

Frequency:  Occasional (1-33%). Frequent (34-66%).  Constant (67-100%)

Heavy                    

Lifts up to 20 lbs. constantly, up to 50 lbs. frequently and up to 100 lbs. occasionally.

 

 

Work Environment:  Identify the environment in which the duties are performed and the frequency

 x

Outdoor Environment: Employees work outdoors and may not be protected from weather conditions.

 x

Extreme Cold: Temperatures typically below 32 degrees for more than an hour.

 x

Extreme Heat: Temperatures above 100 degrees for more than an hour.

 x

Noise: There is sufficient noise to cause you to shout in order to be heard above the noise level.

 x

Vibration: Exposure to oscillating movements of extremities or whole body.

 x

Hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals in work setting.

 x

Oils: There is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids.

 x

Atmospheric Conditions: Conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

 

 

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