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City of Dover, NH 23-031 Heavy Equipment Operator - Streets/Stormwater in Dover, New Hampshire

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position. $20.32 to $29.40 per hour. Position is open until filled.

JOB SUMMARY: Work involves responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of heavy motor equipment used in public works construction and maintenance activities including bulldozers, graders, mechanized rollers, snow removal equipment, loaders, backhoes, street sweepers, and similar types of heavy equipment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Except as specifically noted, the following functions are considered essential to this position. The listed examples may not include all duties found in this class):

  1. Operate assigned heavy construction and maintenance equipment in support of loading and transporting road construction materials, debris and equipment; excavation and road repair and maintenance work; and repair and maintenance of City facilities and equipment..

  2. Service equipment and make minor field repairs; report need for major repair to supervisor and mechanics.

  3. As assigned, direct the work of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled workers involved in routine maintenance and construction activities related to public works and utilities field operations.

  4. Operate vehicles in such a manner as to maintain the mechanical and structural integrity of assigned vehicles and in compliance with all laws, ordinances, policies and procedures at all times.

  5. Prepare and operate equipment, on an emergency and seasonal basis, for snow removal and other seasonal clean up operations.

  6. Perform various semi-skilled tasks essential to department and city operations when not engaged in heavy equipment operations.

  7. Knowledge of the maintenance requirements, work hazards, safety practices and traffic laws relating to heavy equipment operation.

  8. Maintains availability when requested to meet emergency situations.

  9. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with employees, other departments and agencies, and the general public.

  10. Maintains familiarity with and executes safe work procedures associated with assigned work.

  11. Performs other related duties as required.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of the functions, operating methods and care required of the heavy equipment used in public works and utilities projects. Knowledge of the maintenance requirements of heavy equipment and to detect equipment deficiencies and make necessary operational adjustments. Knowledge of the work hazards, safety practices and traffic laws relating to heavy equipment operation. Ability to understand, follow, and give oral and written instructions. Sufficient physical strength, conditioning and agility to perform strenuous manual labor for extended periods of time under varying weather and climactic conditions.

EDUCATION/LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: High School diploma or equivalent. Three (3) years experience in the operation and maintenance of heavy construction and maintenance equipment OR an equivalent combination of education and experience, which demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position. Must maintain valid New Hampshire CDL B with Air Brake Endorsement and Tanker Endorsement, CDL-A with endorsements preferred. Must maintain complete certification for UNH Technology Transfer Center Road Scholar II.


Full time benefit offerings.