Title Code: 7250
Occ. Group: 422.989
 

HEAVY EQUIPMENT LEAD OPERATOR

 

EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
DIVERSITY
of people and thought is respected;
EXCELLENCE
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
EFFICIENCY
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and
COMMITMENT
to intellectual achievement is embraced.

DEFINITION

Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in supervising workers of lower classifications, operating heavy equipment such as road graders, bulldozers, tractorvators, backhoes, and trucks, and performing related work as required.
 

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

- Assigns, instructs and supervises employees involved in maintenance tasks.

- Performs such work as ditching, grading roads, and concrete finishing.

- Inspects the equipment for mechanical problems and sees that these problems are corrected.

- Operates truck as needed.

- Performs work of a semi-skilled or unskilled nature when necessary.

- Operates a bulldozer to move dirt and other material.

- Works on road construction projects.

- Operates a backhoe, tractorvator, or road grader in construction and maintenance or roads and parking lots.

- Performs other work as assigned.
 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

- Knowledge of the methods and principles of supervision.

- Knowledge of practices used in the operation of assigned heavy equipment.

- Knowledge of State, City and campus traffic regulations.

- Knowledge of safety precautions and maintenance of heavy equipment.

- Knowledge of the care and use of motor vehicles.

- Knowledge of the materials and equipment used in general maintenance and construction work.

- Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions.

- Ability to operate assigned heavy equipment.

- Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

- Ability to operate heavy equipment for extended periods under some unfavorable climactic conditions.

- Ability to instruct and supervise employees of a lower classification.

- Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees.
 

RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Successful completion of the eighth grade. Experience in the operation of assigned heavy equipment. Possession of a valid Tennessee operator license as issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety.
 

Date         Skill         Eval
4/1/82          6      533023213

 

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The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.