Pros: good benifits, job security
Cons: long hours, being on call all the time, lack of sleep
I would assign and plan jobs, I would contact Digsafe if we where moving dirt along the roadway, contact utilities power company,phone company,cable company if we were working near there lines. I would meet with private contractors that were working for the state or within the state right of way.I often working with police, fire, and rescue with accident scenes or emergencies.
I learned how to deal with different personalities and departments and to take their work rules into cosideration when working with them.
I managed nine drivers and operators and help to teach them to operate different pieces of equipment such as sanding units, loaders, excavators, and specialized equipment.
The hardest part of the job was to keep everyone on the same direction when the different personalities wanted to keep them from working as a team.
The most enjoyable part of my job was keeping everyone working together and having the crew see how much they could accomplish as a team and the pride they had in their work.