Responsible for the safe operation of automotive equipment, construction equipment, power equipment, small tools used in the construction and maintenance of highways. Receives direct supervision from Section Supervisor or Assistant Section Supervisor.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
- Proficiency in the operation of riding mowers, trimmers, air compressors, chain saws, and other small types of equipment.
- Assist maintenance crews under the direction of a section supervisor or assistant supervisor in such related highway maintenance duties as spraying guardrails, brushing guardrails, assisting in the finishing of concrete, assisting in the placement of highway signs, assisting in the placement of bituminous concrete and Portland cement patches, flagging traffic or landfill operations weed trimming and trash pick up along roadways.
- Maintains equipment by greasing, oiling, cleaning, changing tires, and making other minor repairs and adjustments.
- Keeps simple records of fuel and oil consumption, parts and supplies utilized and amount of time spent in equipment operation.
- Maintains the appearance of equipment by removing road soils, sanding rust, applying primer and paint, cleaning windshields, and washing and steaming equipment.
- Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- General knowledge of the operations, care, and routine maintenance of trucks, light automotive equipment, and gasoline engines.
- General knowledge of the traffic regulations of the State of Maryland.
- Ability to understand and execute written instructions of section supervisors and assistant supervisors.
- Ability to understand and execute more difficult maintenance functions with the supervision of an automotive technician.
- Ability to perform duties under inclement and or extreme weather conditions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- Ability to operate vehicles, construction, power, and landscaping equipment.
A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
Ability to lift 50 pounds. Work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels. Visual acuity is required for depth perception, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arm’s length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities. The worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
Possession of and ability to maintain a valid Maryland Driver’s License. ATSSA Maryland State Flaggers Card, first aid, and CPR within one year of employment/transfer depending on departmental assignment.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.