Equipment Operator Job at City of Oakdale, CA, Oakdale, CA

  • City of Oakdale, CA
  • Oakdale, CA

Job Description

Salary : $57,471.12 - $68,997.00 Annually

Location : Oakdale, CA

Job Type: Full-time

Job Number: 00087

Department: Public Services

Opening Date: 06/25/2024

Closing Date: 7/12/2024 4:30 PM Pacific


Performs skilled advanced journey level work and provides technical and functional supervision of the work of a crew in the maintenance of streets, water distribution, sewer collection, buildings and other public works areas. Operates various heavy equipment.

-Performs technical and functional supervision of a work crew on the site of maintenance activities.

-Reviews work and controls the quality of work being performed.

-Assists in developing work plans, procedures and schedules.

-Orders supplies and equipment for work projects.

-Prepares documentation of projects and time worked by assigned staff.

-Performs the maintenance, repair, construction and installation work of streets, parking lots, and other paved surfaces.

-Maintains awareness of safety procedures and practices them on work assignments.

-Performs repaving, patching, overlaying, chuckhole and crack sealing repair of asphalt.

-Prepares trenches for water and sewer installation, backfills trenches and repairs streets upon completion of work.

-Operates hand and power tools and motorized equipment used in maintenance work.

-Maintains, replaces, and repairs water and sewer lines.

-Measures, cuts and threads pipe.

-Cleans and monitors pump stations and related equipment.

-Performs emergency repairs to water, sewer, and drainage systems.

-Sets up traffic control devices at work sites on the streets.

-Responds to citizen complaints and answers questions.

-Maintains hand and power tools and other equipment in working condition.

-Maintains logs of daily activities.

-May make minor adjustments on service equipment.

-May assist in other areas of public works operations.

-May repair, maintain and install water meters and related water service lines.

-May perform general carpentry, electrical, painting, plumbing and mechanical work in building maintenance.

-Performs related duties as required.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-Supervise and direct the work of a crew of maintenance workers in performance of duties at a work site.
-Perform advanced journey level maintenance work assignments on streets, water and sewer lines and other public works.
-Read, understand and apply safety procedures in operating equipment and performing work assignments.
-Operate specialized and motorized equipment used in public works maintenance work.
-Operate various heavy equipment (i.e., backhoe, dump truck, etc.)
-Read, understand and implement schematic diagrams and blueprints.
-Establish, maintain effective relationships.
-Meet schedules and time lines.
-Maintain records and prepare reports.
-Understand, follow oral and written directions.

-Assignment, direction and oversight of crews working on public works maintenance work.
-Safety procedures in use of tools and equipment and performance of duties.
-Principles and practices of maintenance and repair of streets, water and sewer lines and other public works.
-Pumps, valves and backflow devices.
-Techniques and procedures of basic carpentry, metalworking, masonry, painting, mechanical and electrical work.
-Reading and implementing blue print and schematic directions.
-Use and operation of tools and equipment used in maintenance work.
-Department operations and policies.
-Applicable sections of codes and laws.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); four years experience as a Maintenance Worker II with the City; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

-Valid California drivers license, Class B or better.
-Equipment operators license if assigned to heavy equipment operations.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and perform work which involves the frequent lifting, pushing and or pulling of objects which may approximate 50 lbs. and may occasionally weigh up to 100 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work
environment is usually loud.

PERFORMANCE INCENTIVE PAY: is provided for Miscellaneous and Non-Sworn Police employees with 7-years of service or more for performance that equaled or exceeded department standards. This pay is assigned in 2.5% increments to a maximum of 5%.

COMPENSATORY TIME: Misc. emp. may not accrue more than 150 hours of compensatory time. Employee shall be paid overtime for all hours worked in excess of maximum accrual provided it is not the intent of the City to buy back overtime currently accrued in excess of the maximum accrued amount.

VACATION: Employees are eligible to use vacation leave after 12 continuous months of employment. The accrual rate is as follows:

1-3 yrs. of service - 10 days per year
4-8 years of service - 15 days per year
9-15 years of service - 18 days per year
16 or more years - 20 days per year plus 1 day for every year of service past 20 years to a maximum of 25 days

VACATION ACCRUAL: Earned vacation may be accrued to a maximum balance of twice the annual accrual.

SICK LEAVE ELIGIBILITY/ACCRUAL: Employees shall accrue 1 day per month beginning with the first month of employment and are eligible to take sick leave after 6 continuous months of employment.

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE: Employees may take up to 3 days bereavement leave for the death of an immediate family member or close relative residing in the employee's household.

SICK LEAVE CONVERSION: Employees who have not taken more than 36 hours of sick leave during a fiscal year and have a balance of 192 hours on the books may convert up to 24 hours (32 for Misc. employees) of unused sick leave to pay or leave with pay. If employee chooses leave with pay, the 24 hours (32 for Misc. employees) must be taken in the following 12 month period or the leave will be subject to forfeiture.

HOLIDAYS: There are 12 paid holidays per year as follows:

January 1 (New Year's Day)
Third Monday in January (Martin Luther King Day)
Third Monday in February (President's Day)
Last Monday in May (Memorial Day)
July 4 (Independence Day)
First Monday in September (Labor Day)
November 11 (Veteran's Day)
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving Day
December 25 (Christmas Day)
Good Friday
Floating Holiday (1 per calendar year)

UNIFORM ALLOWANCE: $200 reimbursement allowance for safety shoes.

HEALTH INSURANCE: the City pays premiums for medical, dental, vision, and prescription insurance for employees and dependents to a maximum of $1,080 per month for Miscellaneous (plus ½ of cost in excess of $1,150). Misc. employees choosing a health plan less expensive than the maximum or who choose not to be covered because they have coverage elsewhere shall receive in cash 50% of the savings.

HEALTH PLAN: You can choose between Sutter Health Plus, Blue Shield, or Kaiser.

LIFE INSURANCE: The City provides a $20,000 life insurance policy for all employees.


The City pays premiums for retirement benefits with PERS. Miscellaneous and Non-Sworn employees receive 2% at 65 for new members.

Employees leaving City service have the following sick leave conversion options:

1. After 1 year of employment employees leaving City employment may receive pay for unused sick leave based on a formula in the Personnel Rules and Regulations.

2. Employees retiring from the City may convert 50% of their sick leave value (based on hourly rate at time of retirement) to health coverage. Health insurance premiums will be paid from these funds until all of the employee's funds are spent or until the employee dies. The money in this account may not be converted nor the benefit transferred upon the employee's death.

3. Employees retiring may use any portion of their sick leave for the PERS retirement conversion as allowed under PERS law and the City contract with PERS.

These three benefits may be used individually or in combination. See the Personnel or Finance Department for further details.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION: City provides the opportunity for employees to participate in a deferred compensation plan with I.C.M.A. Payroll deductions are available for deferred compensation payments.

CREDIT UNION: Financial Center Credit Union in Stockton is provided. Payroll deductions are available for savings and loan payments.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: This program is offered for employees and their families and provides confidential counseling on legal, financial, relationship, emotional, and alcohol and drug abuse problems.

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE POLICY: There is an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy in effect. A copy is provided to every employee.

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLAN: A disaster plan and survival guide, prepared by the Fire Department, is provided to every employee.

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