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Equipment Operator

Class Specifications – G.55
Equipment Operator – 8563

December, 1976

Series Concept

Same as class concepts.

Class Concepts

Under supervision Equipment Operators operate heavy equipment in maintenance and moving activities and perform other related duties as required. Typically incumbents operate bulldozers, caterpillar-tread tractors, boom-trucks and related earth-moving equipment; clear and level ground; transport, hoist load and unload earth, equipment or supplies; and level roadways and paths. Incumbents may service and make minor repairs in the maintenance of equipment.

The class of Equipment Operator is distinguished from the classes of Automotive Equipment Operator and Grounds Equipment Operator by the heavier and specialized equipment operated.

Minimum Qualifications

Ability to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions; two years of experience in the operation of heavy equipment; a valid California Department of Motor Vehicles Driver’s License; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.