Mississippi Employer Heavy Equipment Operator in Brookhaven, Mississippi

This is skilled work in the operation of heavy duty automotive maintenance and construction equipment. Work involves responsibility for the safe and efficient operation, backhoes, flushers, and similar equipment. Operator is responsible for daily maintenance of equipment operated. Operation is normally a full-time or predominate task although other work may be performed. Assignments are usually received in the form of specific orders to accomplish a specific task. Work is normally inspected in progress and upon completion. Supervision may be exercised over a small group of laborers. Work is reviewed by discussions and conferences, conformance to established policies and procedures, and accomplishment of desired results.Essential Duties includes: Operates a backhoe, digging sewer ditches and holes for sewer repairs or construction. Digs ditches, lays pipe for extension or taps water mains. Back fills and tamps ditches. Operates a front end loader in loading asphalt, gravel, sand, rock, slag, slurry and similar materials on trucks. Performs preventive maintenance on equipment operated to include higher echelon maintenance on street sweeper, flusher or chipper.Minimum Qualifications: Completion of 10th grade or vocational school and 1 year experience of assigned equipment. Must have and maintain a renewable , valid Mississippi vehicle operator's licenseMust have knowledge of operating characteristics of assigned equipment, applicable traffic laws, ordinances, and requlations involved in the operation of assigned equipment. Knowledge of how utilities are located underground and Mississippi One-Call procedures. Ability to complete necessary maintenance records on equipment operated, to make minor operating adjustments and to recognize operating deficiencies in assigned equipment, to establish and maintain effective working relations as necessitated by work assignments, and to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Also need the ability and strength to perform the work of this class under adverse conditions, to meet such medical and physical standards as may be prescribed and skill in the operation of assigned equipment. Must be able to lift and carry up to 100lbs, operate vehicles, equipment and tools in a safe and efficient manner.