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Berrien County Administration Medium Equipment Operator - Road Department in St Joseph, Michigan

uRequired:/u High school diploma or GED and two years of experience in a construction trade or truck driving. Must possess and maintain a valid class A Michigan Commercial Driverrsquo;s License (CDL) and appropriate medical card throughout employment. Must have current driver license with no restrictions for night time driving. Ability to perform job functions on a variety of terrains and surfaces in all types of weather and lighting conditions; capable of working alone or with minimum supervision; perform repetitive bending, twisting, turning, stooping, standing or sitting with high and varying frequency and duration; remove and distribute materials from truck by hand using a large shovel up to eight hour shifts; climb in and out of trucks and equipment numerous times daily; climb ladders and stairs, sit and stand for extended periods of time; carry up to 80 pounds; change scraper blades and tires. Must be available to occasionally work shifts exceeding 8 hours. uJob Location/u: Various properties, roadways and road right-of-ways within the County of Berrien.uDuties:/u Operate Road Department motor vehicles, including commercial motor vehicles and the various attachments affixed, such as front mounted plows, underbody mounted plows, body mounted spreader, tanks, distributors, and trailers of various sizes and shapes attached or affixed to the truck. Safely and proficiently operate various hand and motorized specialty toolsmdash;chain saws, shovels, picks, air hammer, wheelbarrows, grass and tree-trimming tools, concrete saws, and post hole diggers. Install, maintain and repair road signs, delineators post and buttons, guardrails, right-of-way fencing, barricades; perform various forms of manual labor, either alone or with fellow workersmdash;patching and sealing operations, manhole and culvert installations, and all general road and right-of-way maintenance. Inspect and perform minor maintenance on vehicles and equipment, servicing vehicles, changing tires and scraper blades, etc.; provide traffic control operations such as flag control, installing and removing constructions signs. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by a person so classified.