HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR - 06302022 - Camden - job 2021056

Date: 06/30/2022

City: Camden, Tennessee

Salary: $30,864 per year

Employment type: Full-time

Job Information

State of Tennessee Job Information

Opening Date/Time

Thur 06/30/2022 12:00AM Central Time

Closing Date/Time

Wed 07/13/2022 11:59PM Central Time

Salary (Monthly)


Salary (Annually)


Job Type


City, State Location

Camden, TN


Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency


Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: Experience equivalent to three years of increasingly skilled, full-time labor and trades experience including at least one year of experience in construction equipment operations.

Other Requirements

Necessary Special Qualifications:
Applicants for this class must:

  • have a valid motor vehicle operator's license at time of employment;

  • have an appropriate commercial driver's license/endorsement (CDL) at time of employment, or obtain within twelve months of employment.

Examination Method: Education and Experience,100%, for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview

Summary: Under general supervision an employee in this job classification performs equipment operations work of average difficulty and related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: This is the working-level class of the Wildlife Equipment Operator sub-series. An employee in this class operates a variety of light and heavy equipment used in the construction and maintenance of roads, boat ramps, access areas, and fish hatcheries. This class differs from the Wildlife Equipment Operator Supervisor class in that an incumbent of the latter acts as a working supervisor of the Wildlife Equipment Operators.

Work Activities

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events:

  • Identifies workplace hazards that are likely to cause damage or injury to equipment or personnel.

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings:

  • Monitors work situations to ensure safe operating conditions are implemented and maintained and adhere to OSHA/TOSHA guidelines.

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment:

  • Operates and utilizes a variety of equipment including but not limited to bulldozers, backhoes, road graders, dump trucks, tractors, dirt pans and bush hogs.

  • Coordinates machine actions with other activities, positioning or moving loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members; observe grade stakes, or other markings when operating machines so that work can be performed to specifications.

  • Operates a tractor and trailer to load, off-load, and transport equipment between jobs.

  • Utilizes a variety of equipment and tools to move, load, off-load, haul, and stockpile dirt, refuse, and other materials; dig holes, trenches, and ditches; clean culverts; grade roads.

  • Operates machinery to perform activities such as backfilling excavations, vibrating or breaking rock or concrete, or making roads, including logging roads.

  • Drives trucks with capacities greater than 3 tons, including tractor-trailer combinations, to transport and deliver products, or other materials.

  • Drives and maneuvers equipment equipped with blades in successive passes over working areas to remove topsoil, vegetation, or rocks or to distribute and level earth or terrain.

  • Starts engines, moves throttles, turns dials, switches, or levers, or depress pedals to operate machines, such as bulldozers, excavators, road graders, dirt pan, or backhoes.

  • Drives trucks to weigh stations before and after loading and along routes to document weights and to comply with state regulations.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems:

  • Takes actions to avoid potential hazards or obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers, or falling objects.

Getting Information:

  • Reads and understands operating manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings.

  • Becomes familiar with digging plans, machine capabilities and limitations, and with efficient and safe digging procedures in a given application.

  • Checks vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.

  • Examines parts for damage or excessive wear.

  • Checks fuel supplies at sites to ensure adequate availability.

  • Obtains receipts or signatures for delivered goods and collect payment for services when required.

  • Collects delivery instructions from appropriate sources, verifying instructions and routes.

Training and Teaching Others:

  • Assists with training of new personnel within the work unit, including worksite safety requirements and job site standards.

Handling and Moving Objects:

  • Adjusts hand wheels and depress pedals to control attachments, such as blades, buckets, scrapers, or swing booms.

  • Secures cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders, or covers.

  • Moves materials over short distances, such as around a job site or warehouse.

  • Sets up or inspects equipment prior to operation.

Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards:

  • Learns and follows safety regulations to protect the State's human resources, materiel assets, property, natural and wildlife resources, the environment, and the public.

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment:

  • Repairs and replaces damaged or worn parts.

  • Tests mechanical products and equipment after repair to ensure proper performance.

  • Cleans, lubricates, refills, adjusts, or repairs equipment/machinery/vehicles and replace parts, such as gears, bearings, hydraulic lines, or bucket teeth.

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:

  • Maintains professional working relationships with peers, supervisors, and with upper management to ensure smooth and effective team operations.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:

  • Receives written or oral instructions regarding material movement or excavation.

  • Reports vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles.

Documenting/Recording Information:

  • Maintains logs of working hours or of vehicle/equipment service or repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.

Thinking Creatively:

  • Identifies the need to create and implement specialized equipment or tools to resolve work site issues.

Performing Administrative Activities:

  • Submits all required administrative documentation and reports as scheduled, including but not limited to travel reimbursement, procurement card expenditures, etc.

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material:

  • Conducts pre-operational checks on equipment to ensure proper functioning.

Performing General Physical Activities:

  • Navigates work sites for short or long periods of time by walking, crawling, climbing, bending, stooping to access work areas under construction.

Competencies (KSA'S)


  • Integrity and Trust

  • Functional / Technical

  • Technical Learning

  • Listening

  • Self-Knowledge

  • Patience

  • Approachability

  • Action Oriented

  • Learning on the Fly

  • Perseverance


  • Mechanical

  • Building and Construction


  • Active Learning

  • Active Listening

  • Learning Strategies

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Critical Thinking

  • Coordination

  • Operation Monitoring

  • Equipment Maintenance

  • Repairing


  • Deductive Reasoning

  • Number Facility

  • Oral Expression

  • Spatial Orientation

  • Oral Comprehension

  • Selective Attention

  • Visualization

  • Multi-Limb Coordination

  • Control Precision

  • Response Orientation

  • Trunk Strength

  • Peripheral Vision

  • Depth Perception

  • Hearing Sensitivity

  • Speech Recognition

  • Speech Clarity

Tools and Equipment Used

  • Backhoes

  • Blades

  • Buckets

  • Bulldozers

  • Bush Hogs

  • Dump Trucks

  • Emergency Equipment

  • Hand Tools

  • Gauges

  • Hoisting Equipment

  • Hydraulic Equipment

  • Pneumatic Equipment

  • Power Hammers

  • Road Graders

  • Scrapers

  • Swing Booms

  • Tractors

TN Driver Standards

State of Tennessee positions that may involve driving responsibilities require candidates to meet the following minimum driver qualifications:

  • A valid driver's license

  • For the past five years, the candidate's driver record must not have record of the following violations: driving under the influence (DUI), reckless driving, license suspension for moving violations, more than 4 moving violations.

Please include your Driver's License Information under the Licenses and Certifications section of your application.

**Agencies may allow an exception based on other factors.

How to apply:

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