Equipment Operator II B27

City of Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque, NM
Position Summary

Operate medium duty, motorized construction and maintenance equipment; perform grading, loading, sweeping, snow plowing, landscaping, water tanker for dust control; street/runway repairs, water and waste water line maintenance activities; may transport equipment on public right-of-ways & City owned facilities and perform semi-skilled maintenance tasks.

This is a safety sensitive position subject to random drug/alcohol testing.

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements

Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.

High school diploma or GED supplemented by thirty (30) credit hours of vocational training in the maintenance and operation of medium duty motorized gas or diesel powered equipment, plus two (2) years construction equipment operation and maintenance experience.


Possession of a valid New Mexico Commercial Driver's License (Class A or B).

Possession of a valid City Operator's Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire.

Possession of a valid OSHA Forklift Operator certification within six (6) months from date of hire.

Preferred Knowledge

* Operational characteristics of a variety of equipment including tractors, snow plows, loaders, sweepers and excavators and landfill equipment

* Maintenance requirements of power-driven equipment and maintenance work

* Principles and techniques of field maintenance activities

* Traffic laws, ordinances, and rules involved in heavy-equipment operations

* Occupational hazards and standard safety practices

Preferred Skills & Abilities

* Operate a variety of medium-duty, power-driven equipment including, but not limited to, graders, de-icer trucks, snow plows, skip loaders, backhoes, boom trucks, dump trucks, front-end loaders, etc.

* Perform a variety of skilled construction and maintenance tasks

* Read and interpret maps, sketches, drawings, specifications and technical manuals

* Perform a variety of manual tasks for extended periods in unfavorable weather conditions

* Work independently in the absence of supervision

* Effectively communicate with communications tower

* Communicate clearly and concisely

* Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation

* Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

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