Equipment Operator 2

Employment Type:

Supervisor: Building Maintenance Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Random Substance Testing: Yes

Position Number: BM/4

Employment Opportunity Summary

This position is responsible for the maintenance of city buildings and grounds. This position will also perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled work in the operation of light, medium and some heavy equipment and machinery to assist with code enforcement property violation abatements. An incumbent in this position may be designated Senior Building Maintenance Worker.

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Employment Opportunity Additional Details

Job Scope

The purpose of this position is to maintain city buildings and grounds. Successful performance helps ensure the maintenance and beautification of city buildings and grounds. Employees in
this class operate heavy machinery and construction equipment in tight areas around overhead and/or underground utilities, heavy traffic, overhanging limbs, narrow alleyways, or other areas.

General Maintenance Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Performs building maintenance and repair duties, including plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and related tasks.
  2. Installs and repairs wiring, switches, outlets, light fixtures, and door openers.
  3. Makes minor furnace repairs.
  4. Builds and remodels structures; installs interior and exterior walls, ceilings, floors, doors, and cabinets.
  5. Patches, repairs, and sands surfaces; paints interior and exterior of buildings.
  6. Cleans drains and pipes; installs plumbing fixtures and faucets; makes plumbing repairs.
  7. Installs roofing; repairs roof leaks.
  8. Builds and finishes cabinets, bookcases, wall shelves, desks, sheds, doors, and awnings.
  9. Maintains city grounds, trims trees, seeds, rakes grassy areas, and mows grass.
  10. Removes snow and ice from city sidewalks and building entrances.
  11. Maintains a safe and clean shop area.
  12. Maintains daily log of repairs.

Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.

Heavy Equipment Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Accepts guidance and direction from supervisory and management staff.
  2. Operates one or more of the following, including but not limited to: a front-end loader, track loader, backhoe, dump truck, pick-up truck, skid steer, forklift, heavily loaded trailer, tractor, track hoe, boom truck, bucket truck, mini-excavator and snow removal equipment. Equipment may be diesel or gasoline powered. Assignment to this position presumes the
    operation of such equipment as a regular assignment.
  3. Performs required manual labor on projects when not operating equipment/machinery and ensures timely and efficient completion of projects.
  4. Operates various hand and power tools, such as chain saws, jackhammers, air compressors, welding machines, drills, saws, trimmers, shovels, hammers, etc.
  5. May weld and fabricate parts.
  6. Follows all safety rules, City of Sedalia regulations and reports hazards to the relevant supervisor.
  7. Performs other related duties as assigned.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. High School diploma or GED
  2. 2 years experience as an Equipment Operator 1 with the City of Sedalia or 4 years of experience in construction as an equipment operator or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  3. Must have a valid Missouri driver’s license and must maintain a Missouri Class “B” CDL license with air brake endorsement.

Condition of Employment

  1. Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and agree to be subject to random drug screenings throughout employment.
  2. Ability to work weekends and/or holidays as emergencies occur.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of construction techniques and practices.
  2. Knowledge of the carpentry, electrical, and plumbing trades.
  3. Knowledge of maintenance and repair techniques.
  4. Knowledge of traffic laws, safety rules, practices, and precautions in equipment operations, and workspaces at height.
  5. Knowledge of equipment operation and maintenance.
  6. Skill in working in adverse weather conditions.
  7. Skill in welding and fabricating parts.
  8. Skill in performing routine and preventive maintenance on equipment.
  9. Skill in operating heavy equipment.
  10. Skill in verbal and written communication.
  11. Knowledge of the operation and routine maintenance of light, moderate, and some heavy equipment.
  12. Skill in the safe operation of light, moderate, and some heavy equipment in rough, uneven or slippery ground conditions.
  13. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  14. Ability to perform manual labor and strenuous work in all weather conditions.
  15. Knowledge of safety guidelines.
  16. Skill and ability to deal with the public, and customer service.
  17. Skill in operating various hand and power tools and grounds maintenance equipment.


  1. Missouri Department of Natural Resources rules & regulations, EPA rules & regulations regarding demolition disposal procedures.
  2. Building codes, city policies and procedures, and safety regulations. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.
  3. Guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.


The work consists of duties related to building and maintenance repair duties and the operating of light to heavy equipment. Operating heavy and large-sized equipment in high-traffic areas, in inclement weather, and due to equipment breakdowns contribute to the complexity of the work. Inclement weather and electrical hazards contribute to the complexity of the work.

Principal Working Relationships

Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, and the general public.

Purpose of Contacts

Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, provide services, resolve problems, motivate or influence persons, and clarify, justify, defend, negotiate, or settle matters.

Supervisory and Management Responsibility:


Physical Demands

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

The employee typically works while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, pushing, pulling, lifting or stooping. The employee may be subject to fumes, foul odors, dust, hazardous waste, potentially disease-causing materials and dirty working conditions. The employee may be required to lift light and heavy objects up to 100 lbs., climb in and out of equipment and use tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity. The employee may be required to distinguish between shades of color.

Work Environment

The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, machinery with moving parts, and cold or inclement weather. The work may require the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, and other gear.