Arapahoe County Sheriff

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Heavy Equipment/Oil Distributor Operator

at Arapahoe County Sheriff

Pay: $20 to $28/hour
$20 - $28
Posted: 12/4/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2279866
Categories: Customer Service
Keywords: service

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Arapahoe County's Public Works and Development Department is an American Public Works Association Accredited Agency, the first County in Colorado to obtain this status.  Within the Department of Public Works and Development, the Road and Bridge Division is seeking a Heavy Equipment Operator to join our team.

We are seeking an individual who is looking for an opportunity to work on a variety of asphalt paving/ patching and maintenance projects as well as operating various pieces of equipment.

This position performs a variety of skilled maintenance and construction functions associated with the operation of heavy equipment.  A Heavy Equipment Operator also provides training to lower level Equipment Operators.

Every Public Works and Development Employee is expected to deliver exceptional performance by implementing the County goals of Service First, Fiscal Responsibility and Quality of Life. 

Arapahoe County Public Works and Development's Road and Bridge Division is located at  7600 S. Peoria Street Englewood, Colorado 80112.
Benefits of working for Arapahoe County Road and Bridge:

  • Annual salary increases based on hard work and attitude
  • Promotions based on hard work and attitude
  • Goal oriented workload
  • Excellent balance between hard work and time off provided each year
    • 15 - 8hr paid vacation days
    • 12 - 8hr paid holidays
    • 1 - 8hr paid personal holiday
    • 12 - 8hr paid sick days
    • 3 day weekends! 4 - 10hr work days are routine unless weather or other circumstances arise
    • Work hours are typically 7AM to 5PM Monday through Thursday
  • Insurance - please see benefits tab
  • Retirement - work at a career rather than another job
  • Uniforms and laundry service provided
  • All PPE provided including steel toe boots.
The anticipated hiring range for this position, depending on qualifications is between $20.00 to $23.00 per hour.

Typically working hours includes 7:00 am until 5:00 pm, four days a week.


The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required.  The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.

Responsible for all operation of the asphalt (tack) oil distributor to include:  proper oil application rates, roadway prep prior to paving, cleaning and maintaining the distributor. Operates heavy construction equipment proficiently which includes these heavy highway construction and maintenance equipment, paver,  graders, front end loader, skid steer, trucks including tractor and low boy trailers, excavator, backhoe, shoulder machine and bulldozer.

Performs manual labor duties requiring the use of hand tools such as shovels, picks, axes, saws, power drills, post hole diggers, and 60 or 90 lb. jack hammer.  Operates light equipment such as patch truck, patch roller, forklift, hand mower, and tandem axle dump truck with snow plow.
Performs preparation and patching of damaged roadway areas with asphalt including shoveling and raking of the asphalt.
Controls traffic at work site by flagging and/or placing barricades.  Also performs other manual labor duties such as cutting weeds, push mowers, weed eaters, etc.
Performs the duties of a flagger during traffic control situations such as controlling traffic at work site by flagging and/or placing barricades.  Assists with traffic control set up and removal at the start and end of each shift.
Removes snow from streets and other public thoroughfares; applies anti-icing or de-icing materials onto County roadways using a variety of equipment, including a tandem axle truck.
Checks and maintains proper fluid levels and air pressures of equipment.
Serves as lead person in absence of Supervisor.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of road construction methods, materials and specifications; knowledge of the operation and maintenance of all assigned equipment.
Knowledge of safety rules, regulations and practices.
Grader operators must have the ability to read and interpret grade stakes.
Ability to perform strenuous manual labor for extended periods of time.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions and to communicate effectively with assigned personnel; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees, and the general public.

High school graduation or GED equivalent.
Three (3) years' experience with Heavy Highway Equipment with at least two (2) years as a Light Equipment Operator (per Arapahoe County position description).

Possession of a Colorado CDL, "A" driver's license with tanker endorsement.

This position requires successful completion of pre-employment testing which includes an acceptable current motor vehicle check, background check, DOT physical, physical capabilities and drug screen.
Must be able to obtain flagger certification within 10 days of appointment.  Flagger training is provided.
This position is required to work on an on-call basis for winter storm duty and other emergency conditions at all hours of the day or night.  Shift work for snowstorms may require 16 hour shifts or longer based on the severity of the storm.

Supplemental Information

Possession of a Colorado CDL, "A" driver's license with tanker endorsement strongly preferred.

Works under the general direction of the Road and Bridge Division Manager and the Operations Manager.  Direct supervision is received from the assigned Road & Bridge  Supervisor.
Acts as lead worker in the absence of the supervisor. Provides training to other Equipment Operators.
Contacts are with supervisors, management, peers, subordinates, elected officials, customers, and/or vendors.  Contacts require the ability to exercise a high degree of interpersonal skills to influence persons at all levels.  Incumbent is accountable for the results of the contact.
*   Position requires exposure to all weather conditions, high noise levels, dust, fumes, and other road traffic conditions and exposures to all the dangers of working outside, including but not limited to:  pollen, animal dander, snakes and insects, bites and stings.
*  Employees work indoors and out-of-doors, most of his/her time is spent in the field in often extreme weather conditions and rough terrain.
*  Work during evenings, weekends, on-call, or irregular hours will be required based on operational needs.
*   Shift work for snowstorms that may require 12 hour shifts.
The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position.
Heavy manual labor in and out of doors is typical with this position.
Spends 20% of the time sitting and 80% of the time either standing or walking.

Frequently lifts, carries, pulls or pushes up to 90 lbs.
Uses cart dolly, or other equipment to carry in excess of 80 lbs.
Frequently stoops, kneels, balances reaches, crawls and crouches while performing work duties in both an outdoor and indoor setting.
Verbal and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication through automated devices, such as telephones, radios, etc.
Constant use of eye, hand and finger coordination enabling the use of machinery, equipment, and tools in a field setting.
Visual capacity enabling constant operations and safe use of equipment and vehicles.

Occasionally: Activity exists less than 1/3 of the time.
Frequently: Activity exists between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.
Constantly: Activity exists more than 2/3 of the time.

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