Classification KD40 (Band )

State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Operates heavy equipment or motor vehicles and performs maintenance on them.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Incumbents in this classification typically operate the following types of equipment or vehicles: graders, bulldozers, harvesters, dump trucks, front-end loaders, backhoes, street sweepers, tractor-trailer trucks, drawbridges, forklifts or ambulances.

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Transports visitors, state employees, officials, patients or supplies.
Performs manual labor incidental to the operation of assigned vehicles or equipment.
Performs or supervises the maintenance of vehicles, equipment or drawbridges.
Purchases equipment and supplies.
Maintains records of repair costs, parts, labor, fuel and mileage.
Maintains insurance records and submits the insurance claims.
Operates bridge for passage of boats.
Maintains records of vehicles stopped at each bridge opening.
Operates heavy equipment in the construction of highways.
Maintains radio contact with vessels and the coastguard.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of safety practices relevant to the area of employment.
Knowledge of the operation, maintenance and repair of equipment, vehicles or drawbridges.
Knowledge of state laws pertaining to the operation of equipment upon state highways.
Skill in the operation of assigned equipment or vehicles.
Ability to detect mechanical failures and repair them.
Ability to supervise subordinate personnel.
Ability to perform manual work requiring good physical condition.
Ability to coordinate the traffic of oncoming boats with the flow of vehicular traffic to pass boats through the draw at a minimum inconvenience to traffic.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Some positions require a valid driver's license and/or a commercial driver's license.

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

Experience in the operation or maintenance of heavy equipment, motorized vehicles or machinery that is directly related to the area of employment.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

One year experience in the operation or maintenance of heavy equipment, motorized vehicles or machinery that is directly related to the area of employment. Some positions require a valid driver's license and/or commerical driver's license.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent)
Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Continuous)
Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to twist at the waist. (Infrequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Possess good grip strength.
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet.
Must be ambidextrous.
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)
Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.
Ability to use hand/power tools. (Frequent)

Additional New Requirements:
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid drivers license.
Computer literacy.
Ability to work overtime as required.