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Job Posting

Heavy Equipment Operator/Truck Driver
Position: Truck Driver/Heavy Equipment Operator
Reports To: Director
Department: Community Development/Tribal Roads

Job Purpose: The position is established to perform a variety of skilled tasks specifically involving the operation of various types of equipment and vehicles, to complete projects related to the maintenance, upkeep, installation and construction of transportation infrastructure, including roadways, rights-of-way, driveways and culverts. Oversees construction project operations to ensure the workplace meets Federal safety standards for employees and provides any safety training that is necessary. Schedules work assignments, confirms delivery of equipment and materials to achieve project targets. Regularly performs inspections, testing and preventative maintenance on equipment.

Job Duties:
1. Maneuvers truck into loading and unloading positions. Following signals from loading crew as needed. Loads and unloads truck/equipment.
2. Establishes and maintains regular inspections and preventive maintenance schedules for equipment and tools relative to assigned areas of responsibility and ensures that schedules are adhered to.
3. Performs the operations for each project site, including the delivery of equipment, materials, movement of soil for the construction of roads, slopes and drainage.
4. Performs the disposal operations in compliance with applicable environmental rules and regulations.
5. Operates a variety of equipment, such as a backhoe, bulldozer, tractor and truck with the capacity of more than three (3) tons to prepare roads, driveways and the opening and closing of graves for tribal members.
6. Check vehicle/equipment before driving to ensure that mechanical, safety and emergency equipment is in good working order.
7. Follow appropriate safety procedures when transporting materials. Maintain a delivery schedule of materials for roads crew. Secure cargo for transport using ropes, blocks, chains, blinders and covers.
8. Perform emergency roadside repairs such as changing tires, installing light bulbs, tire chains, etc.
9. Perform general manual labor tasks including loading, unloading, lifting and moving material, etc.
10. Maintains radio and telephone contact with other crew members.
11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of applicable federal, state and county and local laws, regulations with one-year supervisory experience.
• Knowledge of department organization, functions, objectives, policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of Federal, State and local transportation safety codes in regard to proper flagging, towing procedures, height, weight and width of the load.
• Knowledge of the methods and techniques of road construction and maintenance work, including in-depth knowledge of a variety of soil compositions and properties due to the increased complexity associated with operating equipment on all types of terrain.
• Ability to work independently and meet strict timelines.
• Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with the individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
• Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with the public and co-workers.
• Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgment.

Work Environment:
• Work is performed in an outdoor environment and occasionally an indoor environment or vehicle.
• May be required to work in confined spaces.
• Exposure to fumes, chemicals and other noxious odors, vehicle exhaust, jolting, shaking, vibrations and noise while performing duties.
• Exposure to natural weather conditions and various dusts and mist may occur while performing outdoor duties.
• Situations where safety-toe shoes, safety goggles, gloves, or protective face shields are needed may arise.
• Evening, Weekend and/or holiday work may be required.

Physical Demands:
• Talk, hear, stoop, bend; kneeling, climbing; use hands to handle objects, equipment, controls and reach with arms and hands; carry equipment and supplies.
• Considerable physical activity; heavy physical work; heavy moving, lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects is primary part of the job.
• Position requires ability to lift up to 100 lbs.
• Noise level is usually high.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:
1. High school diploma or GED; supplemented with at least five (5) years of experience that demonstrated proficiency in the operation of assigned equipment in maintenance, construction or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the prerequisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.
2. Must possess and maintain a valid Class ‘A’ Oklahoma Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) including air and trailer endorsements.
▪ Must be able to pass background check, with no prior convictions and/or felonies.
▪ Must comply with the Seminole Nation Drug Free Workplace policies.

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