City of Fort Wayne

Working Leader-Heavy Equipment

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Job Code: 2022306
Posted On: Friday, 9th December 2022
Category: Regular Full Time
Department: Parks and Recreation
Shift: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, may vary depending on need.
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $25.9841 per hour

Job Description:

SUMMARY

Under general direction of the Supervisor - Grounds Maintenance, incumbent is responsible for the operation and service maintenance of assigned heavy equipment and leading the Heavy Equipment crew to complete work assignments. Organize and schedule daily work assignments. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

OPERATIONS/Judgement

  • Operates various types of heavy equipment such as bulldozer, motor grader, backhoe, three-ton dump truck, trenching machines, soil renovator, grade box, tractor, salt spreader, and truck with snow plow;
  • Schedules equipment and work to be assigned to crew;
  • Directs the work of assigned employees and assists in the training of employees;
  • Maintains work reports and records as required;
  • Operates vehicles and other motorized maintenance equipment to accomplish the above duties;
  • Drives a truck with standard transmission while pulling a trailer;
  • Lifts 75 pounds and carries the weight a minimum of 50 feet;
  • Works independently and in an outdoor environment year-round;
  • Maintains a clean personal appearance and good hygiene;
  • Maintains a valid Indiana Commercial Driver's License (CDL); must obtain within ninety (90) days if not already obtained at hiring date.

DIAGNOSTIC/PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE

  • Performs work consisting of but not limited to: proper grading technique, digging, repairing drain lines, repairing water and sewer lines, landscaping, seeding, road repairs, facility repairs, hauling heavy loads, snow plowing, ball diamond and athletic field renovations, and tree removal and brush clearing;
  • Maintains a safe play surface in playgrounds and around play equipment;
  • Excavates, braces and backfill trenches;

 

INFORMATION/COMMUNICATION

Reads and writes English clearly;

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

Performs other duties as required.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Incumbent acts as a working leader in assisting with the supervision of four (4) to six (6) employees. 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or GED certificate;
  • Five (5) years preferred experience in handling heavy equipment such as bulldozer, motor grader, backhoe, three-ton dump truck, trenching machines, soil renovator, grade box, tractor, and truck with snow plow;
  • Working knowledge of, but not limited to, proper grading technique, digging, repairing drain lines, repairing water and sewer lines, landscaping, seeding, road repairs, facility repairs, hauling heavy loads, snow plowing, ball diamond and athletic field renovations.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Must be able to write routine reports and correspondence.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rates, ratios, and convert percentages.

REASONING ABILITY

Incumbent is expected to carry out moderately complex, relatively standardized assignments. Thorough knowledge of related trade is required. Incumbent must have the ability to interpret work instructions and other technical guides, have practical knowledge of operating a variety of heavy equipment, landscaping, and making various road and facility repairs and renovations.

Incumbent is responsible for a variety of different operations to be able to complete assignments with accuracy required to protect tools, materials, and prevent injuries of others. Work is performed with considerable independence from supervisor and has authority to deviate from general instructions and makes decisions and judgments affecting quality and adequacy of work. The jobs' duties and tasks are of a limited amount of involvement in the overall operation of the Parks and Recreation Department.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Indiana Commercial Driver's License (CDL) class A; Incumbent must be 21 years of age or older to hold a CDL with the City of Fort Wayne.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee lifts 75 pounds and carries the weight a minimum of 50 feet. The physical effort involves heavy lifting, pushing, and pulling usually performed in a non-sitting position with high manual dexterity.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Incumbent is responsible for a variety of different operations to be able to complete assignments with accuracy required to protect tools, materials, and prevent injuries of others. Work is performed with considerable independence from supervisor and has authority to deviate from general instructions and makes decisions and judgments affecting quality and adequacy of work. The jobs' duties and tasks are of a limited amount of involvement in the overall operation of the Parks and Recreation Department.

Working conditions are adequate with moderate exposure to dust, extreme temperatures, and inclement weather in recurring work conditions, which could involve chance of injury or loss of life.

Apply Online

All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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