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  • Pottawattamie County Secondary Roads - Equipment Operator Motor Grader - Carson

    Posted: 11/18/2021

    Pottawattamie County Secondary Roads is announcing the hiring for Equipment Operator Motor Grader. There is 1 position available.

    The reporting location is at the Carson Shop; Address 40790 Highway 92, Carson, IA, 51525. Employer has the right to change work reporting location.

    The pay range for this position is $22.37/hr.-$27.94/hr. 

    Pottawattamie County offers its employees a strong benefit plan at a reasonable cost. Our benefit offerings include health, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, and other voluntary benefits.
    To highlight some of our amazing benefits:

    • We offer a family plan at $209.02 per month cost to the employee, with an additional $30 savings if the employee participates in the wellness program
    • $500 family deductible
    • 100% employer paid long-term disability coverage
    • IPERS retirement; Unlike benefits from other retirement plans, IPERS benefits aren’t tied to the performance of the stock market. With IPERS, you don’t need to make complicated investment decisions for your retirement dreams to become a reality
    The incumbent is responsible for the operation of motor graders as well as other equipment for maintenance and construction of road and bridge projects.  This individual is further responsible to maintain the equipment assigned to them.

    Essential Functions:
    Works in a manner conducive to teamwork, with respect for the public their fellow employees and the safety of all.

    Operates construction and maintenance equipment including, but not limited to, single axle dump truck, tandem axle dump truck, motor graders, tractors, mowers, rollers, wheel loaders and skid steers.  If assigned, employees may also operate bulldozers, scrapers, excavators and draglines.

    Performs maintenance of gravel and dirt roads including, but not limited to blading road surfaces, shaping and cleaning roadside slopes and ditches and spreading new granular surfacing material.

    Hauls road construction/maintenance materials, supplies and equipment to and from work sites.

    Performs manual labor including, but not limited to cutting brush, installing, maintaining and removing tire chains, snowplow blades and sanders on trucks, adjusting brakes, patching potholes, tamping backfill, changing ties, repairing hand rails on bridges, repairing planks on bridges, pouring and working concrete and fence remove, repair and reconstruction.

    Performs snow removal operations.

    Provides traffic control in construction and maintenance zones or emergency situations.

    Assists in the installation of roadway and driveway culverts.

    Performs routine scheduled maintenance on assigned vehicle including, but not limited to, changing the oil, filters and other engine fluids, greasing the vehicle, checking tires, lug nuts and washing the interior and exterior surfaces.

    Completes a written record of the maintenance services performed on each piece of equipment and visually inspects the condition of equipment before and after operation to determine if repair or maintenance is needed.

    Completes written work records including, but not limited to, time sheets, monthly cost sheets, rock haul records and equipment maintenance forms.

    Operates power and hand tools in the performance of duties.

    Performs maintenance and housekeeping activities of County buildings and grounds when necessary.

    Regular and punctual attendance at the assigned work location is an essential function.

    NOTE: Management has the right to add or change duties at any time.  The duties listed above and below are not inclusive of all tasks that employees of this classification may be required to perform.

    Performs other duties as directed or as the situation dictates including those duties assigned to Truck Driver / Laborer.

    Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability:
    Knowledge and ability to operate assigned equipment in a safe manner according to traffic laws and regulations.

    The character to ask questions and seek help when duties are unclear or appear unsafe.

    Ability to operate hand and power tools in a safe manner.

    Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary for the proper operation and use of assigned vehicles, equipment, tools and materials.

    Experienced in dump truck operations.

    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

    Ability to read English and to follow a series of oral and written instructions and maps.

    Ability to write English and accurately complete required records and reports.

    Ability to work independently without constant supervision.

    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors and the general public.

    Essential Education: 
    Must possess and maintain a valid State of Iowa, Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with an air brake endorsement.

    Please visit the Pottawattamie County Jobs Site for more information, and to apply! 

    Position Type: Full-time