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Equipment Operator 189844

Ontario, OR 97914

Posted: 05/24/2023 Industry: Construction Job Number: 189844 Pay Rate: $19 per hour

Job Description

HKA is working on behalf of Jacobs and this role is to support Jacobs’ work through HKA.


Performs a wide variety of public works tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of public streets and right-of-ways. Operates all types of public works equipment: loaders, backhoes, dump trucks, snow plows, etc. This entry-level position involves a period of training and familiarization after which the employee will perform the full duties of the position.

  • Inspect, repair, and maintain public streets and rights-of-way, including street signs, pavement markings, trees, and community relation projects.
  • Produce a variety of records and reports relating to these activities.
  • Perform required labor involved in the construction and maintenance of pavement cutting, crack sealing, base repair, sidewalks, curb, gutter, and wheelchair ramps repair, tree removal, and snow removal.
  • Operate, maintain and perform minor repair to light and heavy equipment (backhoe, loader, chainsaws, welders, etc.).
  • Perform routine inspection and preventive maintenance of assigned equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools before and after use.
  • Report defects or needed repairs to lead worker or supervisor.
  • Respond to various customer service requests and report findings to the supervisor.
  • Maintain good public relations through courteous and prompt attention to customer complaints.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative and respectful work relationships with co-workers and supervisor.
  • Use utility locator service prior to any excavation.
  • Follow all safety rules and procedures.
  • Maintain work areas in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Complete daily work activities according to work schedules.
  • Respond to after hour’s emergencies within 30 minutes.
  • May assist other Public Works departments as needed.
  • Report public hazards (potholes, fallen street signs, water leaks, etc.) to lead worker or supervisor

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, communicate, reach and manipulate objects, tools or controls. The position requires mobility. Many duties are physically demanding requiring the movement of materials weighing 50 pounds, up to 90 pounds with assistance. Movement of materials weighing 25 to 50 pounds may consume up to 30% of the work period. Duties require regular operation of light, medium and heavy equipment, use of hand tools, (jackhammer, chainsaw, weed eaters, shovels, etc. Activity and types of duties performed require manual

The majority of duties take place outside with exposure to all types of weather conditions and terrain on a year-round basis. May be exposed to confined spaces and hazardous material including noise, fumes, chemicals, etc. Position is subject to emergency on-call response after normal work hours

Job Requirements


Some knowledge of:

  • equipment, materials, supplies, practices, methods, hazards and safety precautions used in street maintenance and road construction.
  • tree maintenance
  • heavy equipment operation
  • Able to read, comprehend, and respond to written and verbal instruction.
  • Have basic knowledge to operate computer word and spreadsheet programs.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Obtain a valid Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License with appropriate endorsements and flagger certification.
  • Herbicide/pesticide applicator’s license may be required.

Additional Information

HKA Enterprises is a global workforce solutions firm. If you're seeking a new career opportunity or project experience, our recruiters will work to understand your qualifications, experience, and personal goals. At HKA, we recognize the importance of matching employee goals with those of the employer. We strive to seek credibility, satisfaction, and endorsement from all of our applicants. We invite you to take time and search for your next career experience with us! HKA is an EEO Employer who participates in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Program.

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