Equipment Operator
City of Kingsport, TN - Kingsport, TN

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General Statement of Duties
Under general supervision, performs skilled and semi-skilled work in the operation of various medium/heavy equipment to include automated garbage trucks, recycling trucks, trash trucks, bucket truck, backhoe and grabber truck in support of City services and construction projects.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions for operating medium construction equipment; Skill in operating designated equipment; Skill in performing vigorous manual labor under adverse weather conditions; Skill in communicating tactfully and courteously with the public; Skill in following oral and written instructions; Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, other City staff and the public. Ability to follow routes and make independent judgments.

Acceptable Experience and Training:
High school graduate or GED plus experience equivalent to one year full time work in operating the designated or similar equipment and construction or maintenance activities. Current and valid State of Tennessee or Virginia (CDL) Commercial Drivers License.

Physical Requirements
Task involves the regular, and at times sustained, performance of heavier physical tasks such as walking over rough or uneven surfaces, bending, stooping, working in confined spaces, and lifting or carrying moderately heavy (20-50 lbs.) items and occasionally very heavy (100 lbs. or over) items; or may involve the complex operation of gasoline, electric, or diesel-powered machinery or shop equipment requiring the manipulation of multiple controls, fine adjustments or both; or the sustained operation, on a production basis, of such devices as offset presses with associated equipment.

Environmental Requirements
Task may require frequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Sensory Requirements
Task requires color perception and discrimination. Task requires sound perception and discrimination. Task requires sound perception and discrimination. Task requires odor perception and discrimination. Task requires depth perception and discrimination. Task requires texture perception and discrimination. Task requires visual perception and discrimination. Task requires oral communications ability.

Submit completed applications to TN Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development at 1140 E. Center St. Kingsport, TN 37660 by 3:00 PM November 9, 2012. Hourly rate $12.68. EOE

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