UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR LEAD

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8822 (WFSE Skilled Trades)

DEFINITION

Direct heavy equipment operators and utility maintenance workers in the operation and maintenance of material-moving equipment.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Report to a supervisor in the operation and maintenance of heavy earth-moving and material-moving equipment. Lead heavy equipment operator, helpers, and utility maintenance workers.

TYPICAL WORK

Act as lead and participate in the operation of trucks, tractors, powered cranes, shovels, bulldozers, carry-alls, snowplows, graders and similar equipment;

Excavate with crane or shovel or move earth with a bulldozer according to specifications determined by a civil engineer, or lead these functions;

Trim, back-fill and smooth areas to specified grades;

Direct the lifting or moving of heavy machinery or materials and the loading of trucks;

Direct equipment maintenance; lead over routine and emergency repairs on equipment;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

One year's full-time experience as a journey heavy equipment operator, or equivalent. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Examination Requirements:

A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability and other elements which are established through job analysis.

New Class: 3-7-73
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05