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Tractor Driver

at State of Massachusetts

Posted: 3/5/2019
Job Reference #: 501911
Categories: Drivers

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Incumbents of positions in this series operate heavy power-operated equipment such as backhoes, front-end loaders and bulldozers used in the construction, maintenance and/or repair of highways, parks, etc.; operate heavy dump trucks, snow plows, sanders, tractor-drawn mowers and other equipment for highway and grounds maintenance; operate light vehicles such as passenger cars and panel trucks for transporting personnel and materials; perform routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment; maintain records and prepare reports; inspect contractual services; and perform related work as required.

The basic purpose of this work is to operate heavy power-operated and other equipment used in excavating, grading and other activities to construct, maintain and/or repair highways, bridges, roadsides, parks and other projects.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

Operates tractor in cultivating and plowing land, planting and harvesting crops and in performing related work.

Repairs and maintains mobile farm and construction equipment.

Assists in carpentry, plumbing, and repair work in farm buildings.

Operates heavy power-operated equipment such as cranes, backhoes, front-end loaders, bulldozers and catch basin machines used to construct, maintain or repair highways, parks and drainage systems.

Operates heavy dump trucks, snow plows, sanders, sweepers or tractor-drawn mowers or sickle bars to maintain highways and grounds.

Performs routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment such as lubricating, fueling, cleaning and checking tire pressure, battery, oil, water and coolant levels, etc.

Maintains records and prepares reports on such matters as vehicle use, mileage, destinations, accidents, gas and other vehicle expenses such as fuel, repairs, etc.

Performs related duties such as loading and unloading furniture, equipment and supplies; mixing and applying materials such as sand, salt, gravel, etc.

Based on assignment, you may be responsible for the following:

Operate equipment such as winches, chain saws, jackhammers and grinders.

Inspect work performed by contractors for compliance with specifications.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

1 year of experience required in related work.

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