Equipment Operator I/Sign Technician

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Job: Equipment Operator I/Sign Technician 2017-08-16T16:37:35+00:00
In an effort to create organizational clarity, and to empower its employees, the City of Sheridan has identified its core values. These values are fundamental to meeting the mission of the City. It is expected that the employee in this position will meet his or her responsibilities including observable commitment to these values.

Title Equipment Operator I/Sign Technician
Categories Public Works
Hiring Range $16.35 – $18.05
Closing Date August 31, 2017
Status Open
Job Summary

This position is responsible for operating specialized equipment in the construction, repair, and maintenance of city streets.

Major Duties
  • Operates street sweepers for street cleaning.


  • Operates crack sealer and durapatcher.


  • Operates a backhoe to make utility cuts and to clean ditches.


  • Operates paver and dump truck.


  • Operates loader to load trucks.


  • Responds to after-hours emergencies when on-call.


  • Operates sander truck.


  • Operates vactruck to maintain storm sewer systems.


  • Operates various hand tools in laborer function as needed to complete the job.


  • Assists with the installation of art work in public places.


  • Utilizes welder, cutting torch, saws, grinders and other related equipment in the fabrication and repair of signs and barricades.


  • Applies and maintains street and curb striping; crosswalk striping; school zone striping; and parking lot striping.


  • Assists with maintenance of street lighting, traffic signals, crosswalk signals, pathway lighting, and other related City facilities lighting.


  • Flags and directs traffic at work sites.


  • Sets up street construction signs; ensures that barricades and cones are in place; assigns personnel to direct traffic at construction sites.


  • Performs related duties.
Knowledge Required by the Position
  • Knowledge of the materials, equipment, procedures, and practices employed in highway, road, bridge, and street construction, repair, and maintenance. Including the design, construction, and installation of street signs, signals, and lighting.


  • Knowledge of the safe, effective operation and maintenance of hand and power tools and equipment including welding and cutting torches.


  • Knowledge of GIS principles relating to traffic control and signing.


  • Knowledge of MUTCD.


  • Knowledge of electrical wiring and the fundamentals of city-wide lighting.


  • Knowledge of department and city policies and procedures.


  • Knowledge of sweeper functions, adjustments, and maintenance schedules.


  • Skill in the operation of a variety of street maintenance equipment, including motor graders, backhoes, bobcats, loaders, vacuum trucks, and street sweepers.


  • Skill in the operation of various hand tools.


  • Skill in the completion of duties with limited supervision.


  • Skill in oral and written communication.
Supervisory Controls

The Street Maintenance Superintendent assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include safety regulations, equipment operation manuals, MUTCD (Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices), IMSA (International Municipal Signal Association) standards, NEC (National Electrical Code) standards and instructions from supervisors.  These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.

  • The work consists of related equipment operation duties. Inclement weather conditions and heavy traffic around work sites contribute to the complexity of the position.


  • The purpose of this position is to operate specialized equipment in support of street construction, repair, and maintenance activities. Successful performance helps ensure well-maintained streets, signs, signals and lighting.
Personal Contacts
  • Contacts are typically with co-workers and the general public.


  • Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
Physical Demands
  • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, crouching, or walking. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.


  • The work is typically performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to dust, dirt, grease, and machinery with moving parts. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.
Supervisory and Management Responsibility


Minimum Qualifications
  • Ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculations.


  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.


  • Possession of a valid Class A commercial driver’s license with tanker and air-brakes endorsements for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.


  • Must meet all requirements of Equipment Operator I. Must show proficient operation of the skid steer loader with all attachments, the bucket truck, flusher truck, asphalt roller, pneumatic roller, and farm tractor with mower attachment, tandem axle dump truck, combination vac/jetter truck, and front end loader.


  • Must be able to obtain and maintain IMSA Traffic Signal Technician Level I and Work Zone Traffic Control Safety certifications.


  • Active in an apprenticeship program for Electrical Technician for Light Fixtures.

Next Steps

Thank you for your interest in joining the City of Sheridan!
The City of Sheridan is an at-will employer. This means that either party – the employee or the employer – may end employment at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. All the terms, conditions and benefits of employment with the City are subject to change at any time, with or without notice, at the discretion of the City.