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Equipment Operator

at Town of Smyrna

Pay: $28738 to $31612/year
$28738 - $31612
Posted: 10/19/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2299695

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The purpose of this classification is to operate light to heavy equipment, drive large trucks/vehicles, and perform manual work associated with road surface construction, road maintenance, or other projects/activities for the Town of Smyrna. Duties and responsibilities include operating or driving small to medium equipment and larger vehicles, maintaining equipment and vehicles, hauling or transporting materials, performing road surface, right-of-way, and drainage system construction/maintenance tasks, or performing other tasks as assigned. Under minimal supervision, reports to Public Works Superintendent. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Operates on a regular basis a variety of trucks and equipment such as bulldozer, backhoes, graders, asphalt maintainers, roller compacters, loader / excavator to perform functions of Public Works.  

Hauls, transports, loads, and/or unloads various equipment, or other materials used in projects or at work sites; monitors status of materials under transport and retrieves any fallen debris/materials.

Provides traffic control in Town work zones.

Performs manual labor to include shoveling and looping of asphalt, salting streets and parking lots  grading and patching roads, shoveling rock/dirt, digging holes and trenches, or shoveling other materials

Assists in the repair and new construction of drainage easements.

Helps to maintain shop area and other work areas in a clean and orderly condition.

Leads, directs, mentors, and advises less skilled workers in the performance of Public Works duties, when directed by Public Works Manager.

Operates knuckle boom truck for pick up of limbs and brush.  Delivers to designated location for disposal.  Burns limbs in accordance to procedures established.

Maintains records in compliance to Federal, State, and Town regulations.

Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, equipment, and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking fluid levels, washing/cleaning equipment, or cleaning shop/work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment; reports any issues to Supervisor/Manager.

Any other duties as assigned by Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

Two (2) years experience operating light to heavy equipment including a backhoe and/or bulldozer, dump truck and mower.

Two (2) years experience and working knowledge pertaining to all aspects of Public Works to include: paving, drainage systems, right-of-way maintenance, and equipment operation.

Previous experience in shooting grade elevations preferred.


Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Must have high school diploma or GED.

Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid Tennessee Drivers License with satisfactory driving record.

Must obtain your CDL within a 6 month period after employment begins

Must be able to properly wear mandatory safety equipment.