FLATHEAD COUNTY Equipment Operator II in KALISPELL, Montana

*This job opening is an operator's union position.*Successful applicant must have or be able to obtain a Montana Commercial Drivers License, minimum type 2, class A, required with endorsements for tanker and air brakes. * Preference for applications with extensive experience in grader, paver, roller skills and operations. Under general supervision, operates various types of road construction and maintenance equipment; and does related work as required. SAMPLES OF DUTIES: Operates skillfully and within close tolerances construction or maintenance equipment; cuts, fills, levels, grades, mixes, and compacts subgrade and finished surfaces; loads and moves material; clears slopes, and finishes surfaces; operates large semi-truck and trailer units in hauling heavy equipment and materials; assists in servicing and field repair of assigned equipment; operates heavy snow removal equipment; may perform heavy and semi-skilled construction or maintenance work. Possession of a Montana Commercial Drivers License, Type 2 Class A, required with endorsements for hazardous, tanker, and airbrakes. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: The operation and capabilities of at least five pieces of maintenance and construction equipment; i.e. asphalt plant, motor grader, front end loader, backhoe, sweeper, roller, cat, dump truck; Methods, practices, and materials used in road construction and maintenance; The uses and purposes of hand tools; Safe driving practices and State and County laws pertaining to the operation of motor vehicles. Ability to: Operate safely and skillfully construction or maintenance equipment; Perform heavy and semi-skilled construction or maintenance work; Read survey grade stakes; Understand and follow oral and written directions given by management or designated supervisors. EXPERIENCE One year of experience in road construction, in the previous five (5) years, involving the operation of automotive or heavy equipment.