Public Works – Heavy Equipment Operator I-II

Salary: $56,000 - $73,500
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted May 17, 2024
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The Public Operations Operator I – II is responsible for operating, maintaining heavy and small equipment, machines, and hand tools to assist with sustaining Town roads and bridges, storm water infrastructure, parks, open space, grounds, green belts, and streetscape structure. In addition to offering assistance with Special Events programs, this position assists with painting and set-up of fields for Recreation programs.

VIEW OPERATOR I JOB DESCRIPTION HERE : (Operator I Salary Range $56,000 – $60,900)

VIEW OPERATOR II JOB DESCRIPTION HERE : (Operator II Salary Range $60,000 – $73,500)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Operates a variety of gasoline or diesel heavy and small equipment, such as tractors, sweepers, dump trucks, graders, loaders, aerial trucks, skid steers, ride mowers, 4×4 pickup trucks, Tool cats, ATVs, club cars, power tools, and hand tools (e.g. drills, weed trimmers, shovels, picks etc.)
  2. Performs routine pre and post checks and minor maintenance on vehicles and equipment prior to use, emergency repairs if necessary, and coordinates with fleet maintenance mechanics when major repairs are needed.
  3. Plows and clears snow and ice from streets, sidewalks, paths, bus stops, and parking lots. Sands and de-ices slippery surfaces as needed.
  4. Sweeps and cleans roadways, sidewalks, and trails and cleans and maintains culverts, ditches, and shoulders.
  5. Provides minor asphalt and concrete re-construction and patching of roadways, sidewalks, curbs, and gutters to seal cracks, fill potholes, and repairs brick pavers.
  6. Cleans and flushes manhole catch basins, and storm sewer pipelines.
  7. Establishes appropriate barricades, warning devices, and equipment replacement and provides flagging for temporary traffic control, as needed, to maintain a safe work area (e.g. special events, accidents, work areas).
  8. Operates the sign program producing and installing a variety of new and replacement road and town signs.
  9. Responds to accidents involving damaged light poles and assists electrician with replacing light poles and lamps.
  10. Maintains park facilities, holiday lights, ice skating surface, turf, athletic fields, irrigations systems, landscaping and trees.
  11. Removes refuse from receptacles and manually picks up trash in park and other public areas daily.
  12. Grades and cleans ditches, culverts and natural water courses, load, haul, and stockpile sand, gravel, brush and other materials.
  13. Patches, seals asphalt and concrete roadways, sidewalks, curbs, and gutters; repair brick pavers; fill potholes; locate, analyze, and suggest remedies to repair pavement problems.
  14. Flush and clean manhole catch basins and storm sewer pipelines.
  15. Assists with right-of-way and road cut permits, inspections, and field activities and traffic control in support of the Town’s special events.

TOWN OF AVON BENEFIT GUIDE

Benefits for full-time employees include:

  • Retirement match of 11%
  • Life insurance
  • Complimentary Avon Recreation Center family membership
  • Health, Rx, Vision, and Dental insurance
  • Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays

Qualifications

OPERATOR I: A high school diploma, or equivalent (GED) with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in several of the desirable skills and abilities listed above, which demonstrates proficiency in the operation of heavy equipment in excess of five (5) tons, snow removal, chemical and calibration methods (will train). A strong safety record preferred. Any equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered.

OPERATOR II: A high school diploma, or equivalent (GED) with a minimum of five (5) years of experience in several of the desirable skills and abilities listed above, which demonstrates proficiency in the operation of heavy equipment in excess of five (5) tons, snow removal, chemical and calibration methods. CDL required. Flagger Certification and a strong safety record preferred. Any equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered.

Special Requirements Employment is contingent upon successfully passing a pre-employment drug and alcohol test and may be subject to random, unannounced drug and alcohol testing as outlined in the Town’s Drug & Alcohol Policy and ability to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical examination.

Miscellaneous Information Interested candidates must submit an application and a list of three (3) references to jobs@avon.org. The Town reserves the right to suspend or extend the posting deadline based on receipt of qualified candidates. A background check, pre-employment drug & alcohol screening, and reference checks will be required prior to employment. The Town of Avon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TOWN OF AVON CULTURE STATEMENT: Town Employees provide excellent public service to the Avon community through a shared commitment to the core values of the Town of Avon Culture Statement.

VALUES: Public Service: We are committed to an effective, community focused organization that passionately engages and serves our residents, property owners, businesses, and guests. Openness: We are open, transparent, complete, objective and respectful of opposing views with all Town officials and with the public in our decisions and actions. Leadership: We perform our work with commitment, passion, collaboration, fairness, honesty and courage to elevate our performance, the performance of our co-workers, and the character of our community. Integrity: We are professional, ethical, responsible and accountable in our decisions and actions. Stewardship: We are custodians and stewards of the Town’s financial, physical, environmental and natural resources on behalf of current and future generations.

Job Benefits

  • Education / Training
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Retirement
  • Wellness

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