Town of Coeymans

PUBLIC NOTICE: Employment Opportunity

The Town of Coeymans currently has a job opening for a full time Equipment Operator 1 in the Highway Department.

Starting hourly rate is $21.88 per hour

Job Description is below and Town of Coeymans Application is online or available in the Supervisor’s Office

If interested please complete an application and submit it to the Supervisor’s Office no later than May 7th, 2021.

Equipment Operator 1 DESCRIPTION

This is routine work in the less complex types of automotive equipment and in the performance of related manual tasks. An employee in this class is responsible for operating a single chassis vehicle, frequently with mechanical attachments requiring the manipulation of simple controls on the vehicle and the attachment. Supervision may be exercised over a small crew working within the vehicle. Employees normally receive close supervision and detailed instructions except when performing routine or repetitive assignments. Does related work as required.

Typical Work Activities

-Operates Dump truck hauling sand, gravel, cement, stone, dirt, and other materials on highway construction projects
-Operates truck in spreading sand or salt on icy roads; hauling snow to a dumping point; plows snow with a blade attached to the truck.
– May perform traffic control and flagging duties when required
-Performs manual task on highway construction and maintenance work
-Hauls material from storage yard to various locations where street repair crews are working and may be required to help load and unload truck
-Operating truck collecting garbage, drives slowly along street while laborer walking beside truck picks up garbage and loads it into the body of the vehicle
-Drive power tractor with grass mowing attachments on the shoulder of roads and in parks
-Seasonal activities may include the assignment to building construction projects
-Washes, lubricates and services truck with water, gas, oil, and makes minor repairs.

Full performance knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics
-Good knowledge of the principles of automotive equipment operation; working knowledge of the geography of the area served and traffic laws of NY state; working knowledge of the component parts of automotive vehicles; skills in operating a single chassis truck, or a type of automotive equipment of equal complexity, safely and efficiently in traffic and under adverse climatic conditions; ability to service and make minor repairs to motor vehicles; ability to perform heavy labor for prolonged periods under adverse climatic conditions; ability to understand and carry out written or oral instructions; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications
– One (1) year of experience in the operation of a single chassis truck or a vehicle of equal complexity.
Special requirement- Eligibility and possession of an appropriate New York State Driver’s License issued by the State of new York State Department of Motor Vehicles