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Heavy Equipment Operator I

Athens-Clarke County Unified Government

Listing Summary

REPORTS TO: Construction and Maintenance Supervisor
CLASSIFICATION: Personnel System - Requires satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.
PAY GRADE: 111 $33,804 Annually
SAFETY SENSITIVE: Yes - CDL; Subject to random drug testing per the Athens-Clarke County Drug and Alcohol Ordinance.

Purpose of Job 
The purpose of this job is to operate equipment and perform manual work functions associated with construction and maintenance of water/sewer service lines. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, operating/maintaining equipment; transporting materials and equipment; performing laboring activities; installing, repairing, and maintaining water/sewer mains, lines and associated functions; and performing additional tasks as assigned.

Job Related Requirements 

Normal work schedule: Monday - Thursday or Tuesday - Friday, 6:30 am - 5:00 pm. (10 Hour shifts) Subject to call back 24 hours/day, 7 days/ week. 

May be required to work on religious holidays.

Regular and predictable attendance is required.

Must work cooperatively with others.

When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by ACC's safe driving policy. 


High school diploma or equivalent required; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. 

Must possess or have the ability to obtain a Georgia Department of Transportation Flagging certification within six months of employment. 

Must possess a valid driver's license. 

Must possess or have the ability to obtain a Georgia Commercial Driver's License within six months of employment. 

One year of experience involving construction, equipment operation, and maintenance labor (or related) preferred.


The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. 

Operates a dump truck to haul supplies and equipment. 

Operates equipment such as tractors, backhoes, boring machine, small trucks, jackhammer, gas-powered saws, etc. 

Transports equipment, supplies and materials, including sand, gravel, rock, supplies, etc. 

Assists in the installation and maintenance of water and sewer mains, fire hydrants, service lines connections, and AMI water meters to include large meters and concrete vaults.
Assists in setting up GPS units to record GPS data. 

Performs water and sewer taps. 

Performs laboring activities such as shoveling at job sites to set proper grade, pouring concrete, etc. 

Inspects vehicles on a daily basis; assures proper levels of air pressure, gasoline, oil, and other fluids are maintained; washes vehicles. 

Maintains tools and equipment. 

Installs cautionary signage at job sites. 

Flags traffic around work sites. 

Responds to emergency and stand-by calls on a 24 hour basis. 

Prepares and/or receives various forms, reports or other documents; processes and forwards as appropriate. 

Responds to routine requests for information from officials, employees, members of the staff, the public or other individuals. 

Performs other duties as assigned. 

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