Under limited direction, performs work of moderate difficulty in leading crews in the operation of a variety of heavy construction equipment. Ensures personnel exhibit superior workmanship and focus upon a quality end product. Follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure all tasks are accomplished safely and with a focus on quality. Direct oversight of Roads and Grounds shop personnel. Verifies actual hours worked by staff to reduce manpower expenditures. Ensures staff completes all tasks by the local Environmental, Safety and Health directives. Provides leadership and mentors junior staff to develop appropriate skill sets. Addresses customer concerns in a prompt, professional and courteous manner. Uses Computer Maintenance Management System (Maximo) to correctly capture data related to maintenance work orders, preventative maintenance inspections, and emergency/urgent customer requests. Ensures personnel accurately capture data on maintenance work order requests and preventative maintenance inspection forms for upload into the Maximo database.
MAJOR JOB ACTIVITIES:
Provides leadership, guidance, and technical assistance to lower-level operators and related workers in the performance of their day-to-day activities
Directs and mentors workers in maintenance and repair of roads, pavements, driveways and walkways
Operates several types of power/heavy-construction equipment
Performs digging, leveling and grading operations; builds berms, grades roads, levels ground and other similar tasks using construction equipment
Operates heavy paving and surfacing equipment to lay, spread or compact concrete, asphalt and other surface materials during road construction
Aligns machines, cutter heads, or depth gauge markers with reference stakes and guidelines or ground, or position equipment following hand signals from other workers
Loads and moves dirt, rocks, equipment, and materials, using crawler tractors, power cranes, shovels, graders, and related equipment
Drives and maneuvers equipment equipped with blades in successive passes over working areas to remove topsoil, vegetation, and rocks, and to distribute and level earth or terrain
Coordinates machine actions with other activities, positioning or moving loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members
Disseminates instructions workers and starts work by assigning the tasks to members of the group
Verifies work in progress and ensures that deadlines are being met
Conducts pre-operational checks, lubricates and refills fuel in equipment
Records and reports all faults, deficiencies, and other unusual occurrences
Performs other duties as assigned
MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:
Power/heavy construction equipment such as bulldozers, front-end loaders, scrapers/graders, backhoes, excavators, compactors and other power equipment at construction sites such as air compressors, road saws, trenchers and pumps
Must have good knowledge of equipment gauges, dials, or other indicators and the proper working characteristics of construction and related power equipment
Work is generally conducted on-site at maintenance and project locations in out-of-doors areas with potential exposure to extreme climatic conditions. Work may require lifting up to 50 lbs., stooping, climbing, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to physical, chemical or biological agents. Employee use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required in certain areas. Such PPE includes but is not limited to head, foot, hand, torso, respiratory, vision and hearing protective devices. Must comply with OSHA, EPA, and Fire Regulations and published company work rules.
Work may require lifting up to 50 lbs., stooping, climbing, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to physical, chemical or biological agents.