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Town of Hartwick Employment Application

Please use this application for all employment submissions.


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: The work involves responsibility for the
performance of general laboring or construction tasks, which requires physical endurance and a
willingness to perform arduous tasks at times in inclement weather. The incumbent generally uses
hand and power tools to perform the work but may occasionally operate automotive equipment under
close supervision of a qualified operator. The work is performed under direct supervision. Does
related work as required.

Performs a variety of manual labor tasks subject to inclement weather conditions and often in an
unpleasant environment;
Rakes and shovels asphalt to patch potholes or assist in the paving of roads;
Assists in the installation, maintenance and repair of sidewalks or other projects by shoveling, jack
hammering, laying forms, and pouring cement;
Assists in the installation, maintenance, and repair of pipeline by excavating, laying pipe, and
Loads and unloads trucks;
Cuts brush, removes dead trees, plants grass, and mows lawns;
Cleans debris from parking lots and culverts;
Shovels snow and spreads salt;
Operates power tools and equipment such as saws, mixers, jackhammers and tampers;
Acts as a flag person on street jobs;
Cleans vehicles and buildings;
Operates motor equipment on a relief, emergency, or trainee basis.

and safe use of common hand and power tools found in construction and maintenance; ability to
perform routine physical labor; ability to work under all weather conditions; ability to follow oral

Approved Otsego County CS – 4/1/76
Revised: 1/1/93, 9/20/17
CLASSIFICATION: Labor (In all Civil divisions)

Heavy Motor Equipment Operator

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Operates one or more types of specialized heavy
automotive equipment and performs a variety of manual tasks in connection with such
operations; does related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves responsibility for the efficient
operation of specialized heavy automotive equipment used in the operation of other types of
equipment and there is greater responsibility for the safety of others. Additional responsibility is
involved for making minor repairs to equipment and for ordinary servicing. Supervision may be
exercised over the work of Laborers and Motor Equipment Operators or other laboring class
employees depending on the project. Supervision is received from the Working Supervisors who
assign tasks and inspect the work in process and upon completion.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative only)
Operates power shovel, power grader, caterpillar, tractor with equipment, caterpillar loader, tractor trailer,
screener, crusher construction and maintenance of highways;
Operates heavy snow plow or power sander in the clearing of roads;
Operates heavy equipment in connection with cutting banks, cutting and filling ditches, removing stumps,
stripping gravel pits and related highway department tasks;
Performs minor maintenance and repair work in assigned equipment;
Loads and unloads vehicles;
Services a variety of simple manual tasks such as cleaning culverts, shoveling snow, painting and road
maintenance work;
Supervision may be exercised over the work of Laborers and Motor Equipment Operators depending on
the project;
May do automotive mechanic work;
May make decisions, with the Highway Superintendent’s approval, in his absence in the Town of Morris
and Town of New Lisbon.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of the operation and
maintenance of heavy automotive equipment; ability to service and make minor repairs and
adjustments to equipment; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
mechanical aptitude; dependability; good physical condition.

(A) Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and one
(1) year of experience in the operation of specialized or heavy motor equipment; OR
(B)Two (2) years of experience in the operation of heavy equipment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Possession of a valid New York State CDL Class A or B license. In
municipalities where it has been approved candidates must possess a valid New York State
CDL Class A or B license within six (6) months of appointment.
Revised 6/23/93, 9/22/17, 2/26/18, 3/30/18 (Min. Quals.) 8/25/21 (Spec. Req)


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