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Heavy Equipment Operator

Maricopa County, Arizona

Position OverviewAbout the PositionAre you someone that enjoys working in a different setting every day? If so, we may have the job for you! We need your skills, knowledge, and abilities to help continue upkeep and safety throughout all of Maricopa County. Join our team of skilled labor and construction workers who complete various maintenance tasks on roadways, structures, department vehicles, and other equipment. This is an exceptional opportunity to work for a department where you positively impact everyone in Maricopa County.Maricopa County Hiring EventJoin us Thursday, April 14th, for walk-in interviews from 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, located at the South Flood Control District Operations and Maintenance Building, 2801 W. Durango St., Phoenix, Arizona 85009. We will be hiring General Maintenance Workers, Maintenance Specialists, Equipment Operators, Heavy Equipment Operators, and Survey Aides for the following departments: Flood Control District and Transportation.We encourage you to apply in advance to be pre-screened. This will fast-track your time at the job fair. Walk-ins are always welcome and cansubmit an applicationon our onsite computer lab. We look forward to seeing you there!About the Flood Control DistrictFlood Control? In a Desert? Absolutely!Though Maricopa County is in a desert, floods occur during two distinct rainy seasons – the summer monsoon and winter frontal rains. Although the Flood Control District has made significant progress over the years, work remains to be done. Maricopa County continues to be one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States, with over 200 people moving here every day!Want more information on the Flood Control District of Maricopa County? Check out thisvideo! Position QualificationsWe recognize your time is valuable, so please apply if you meet the following required qualifications.Education* High school diploma or GEDExperience* Three years of work experience operating trucks and heavy equipmentOther Requirements* Must possess a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Tanker Endorsement and with a medical card issued by the State of Arizona* Specific technical training, certifications, or license endorsements may be required for some job assignments* Maricopa County is required by state and federal regulations to conduct a pre-employment safety history investigation for all positions that require an applicant to possess a commercial driver’s license (CDL). Maricopa County is also required to conduct a pre-employment safety history investigation for positions that directly impact commercial motor vehicle safety, but which may not specifically require a valid CDL* A post-offer drug screen is required for this positionEssential Job TasksThe tasks listed are a representation and not an all-inclusive list of essential job tasks for this position.* Responsible for job site organization, quality of completed projects, and daily production to meet performance goals* Operates a variety of medium to large-sized construction and maintenance equipment/vehicles by following all safety regulations and procedures* Plans and prioritizes work tasks; reads and interprets plans, drawings, and specifications* Performs heavy manual labor assignments and assists work crews* Performs pre-checks, cleans, services, and minor maintenance repairs on equipment/vehicles* Identifies and reports mechanical problems requiring additional repair* Completes required daily logs and prepares reports; attends safety meetings and other required meetings, along with mandatory trainings* Hauls materials and transports vehicles and equipment to job sites using various trucks and transporters* Completes daily written reports, enters information in the asset management system* Performs traffic control activities as needed, reports safety hazards and traffic problemsWorking ConditionsYou must have the ability to sit, stand, walk, drive and operate vehicles, as well as light to heavy equipment. You must be able to speak, hear, see, read, distinguish colors, bend, kneel, reach, twist, climb, crawl, crouch, and equilibrium to operate and perform routine maintenance and cleanliness of vehicles and equipment. Environmental factors can range from below 40 to over 115 degrees, dry, dusty, smoky, or wet areas, using chemicals (fumes), stairs/ladders that require climbing, unprotected heights, high noise levels, dim or bright lighting, and working in a climate or non-climate-controlled environment wearing Personal Protective Equipment and working with precise dexterity. Heavy Equipment Operators perform manual labor assignments as needed, which could involve lifting floor to waist, waist to the shoulder of 50 pounds, lifting shoulder to overhead of 30 pounds, carrying a weight of 50 pounds for a distance of 50 feet, and pushing/pulling a weight of 100 pounds a distance of 100 feet. To complete this mission, Heavy Equipment Operators work in a somewhat dangerous environment, handling a high volume of work, multi-tasking, with some interruptions, requiring accuracy, decision making, a concentration at all times, teamwork in close physical proximity with other employees, and with the ability to change task as directed.Selection ProcedureThe Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the selection process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be assessed based on the evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a list provided by Human Resources.All offers of employment made to new hires and rehires at Maricopa County are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer, pre-employment thorough background investigation. A background investigation is conducted on a current employee who changes to a Safety Sensitive Position or one having the potential for serious adverse impact on the integrity or efficiency of the County. These requirements do not pertain to employees of elected officials who undergo background investigation processes administered through their respective offices.Maricopa County is an EEO/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.Attention Current Maricopa County Employees: As of 1/1/2022, the Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County will formalize themselves as a separate entity and employer from Maricopa County. To learn more about how that may affect you, please clickhere.