Equipment Operator Iii

County Of Maui
Full Time, Permanent $5,389 Per year HI 200 S High St #5, Wailuku, HI 96793, United States


Operates medium-sized motorized construction equipment as a major work assignment to excavate and grade earth and to transport persons, materials, equipment and supplies used in the construction, repair and maintenance of highways, buildings, and other governmental installations or projects; and performs other duties as required.
Distinguishing Characteristics:
This class is distinguished by its responsibility for operating medium-sized motorized equipment such as street sweepers, tractor loaders of up to and including bucket capacity of 1.25 cubic yards, pay loaders, tow wagons, flatbed and dump trucks of over 5 ton factory rated capacity, oil or water wagons of over 1200 gallon capacity, rubber-tired roustabout cranes, trench rollers or variable or fixed weight rollers of 4 to 5 ton capacity, stationary or portable rock crusher and other similar medium-sized motorized equipment as a major work assignment and occasionally operates heavy motorized equipment as an incidental work assignment or for the purpose of learning to operate such equipment efficiently.

Examples of Duties

The following are examples of duties and are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in this class. The omission of specific duties statements does not preclude management from assigning such duties if such duties are a logical assignment for the position.

  • Loads and unloads materials such as mud, cinders, earth, sand, rock and other materials in a dump truck or stock pile.
  • Operates a medium-sized gas or diesel-powered D-6 bulldozer and clears land of brush and small trees.
  • Operates a large street sweeper and sweeps rubbish, glass, nails and leaves from highways.
  • Operates a pay loader and scoops, picks up and dumps earth, sand and gravel in dump truck or in a stock pile.
  • Operates a trench roller and rolls sub-base, base course, leveling course and wearing surface of streets and highways where surface of highway is being widened.
  • Operates a roustabout crane and hoists and moves objects such as timber, structural steel and parts of machinery.
  • Operates a 4 to 5 ton roller and rolls ground surface of streets and highways in conjunction with highway maintenance work.
  • Operates a medium-sized dump truck and hauls rock, sand, gravel, earth, asphaltic concrete and cold mix to construction sites.
  • Drives an oil wagon of 1200 gallon capacity and over, and hauls and distributes oil on gravel and dirt roads which have been surfaced by a motor patrol grader.
  • Checks motorized equipment daily.
  • Refills fuel tank with diesel oil, or gasoline and crankcase with lubrication oil.
  • Replaces lubrication and fuel filter elements.
  • Cleans air filters.
  • Adjusts and tightens bolts and checks cables and hydraulic systems.
  • Checks and adjusts brakes; repairs and changes tires.
  • Assists automotive mechanic in making field repairs for medium-sized motorized equipment operated such as removing fuel pumps, carburetors and repairing engine fuel pump, starting motor, transmission or power takeoff.
  • Occasionally operate heavy motorized equipment which are listed under Equipment Operator IV during emergency and for the purpose of learning to operate such equipment efficiently.
  • Assists in loading or unloading materials into trucks.
  • Assists in spreading or leveling asphaltic concrete or other macadamized or bitumuls materials.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Training and Experience: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school and one (1) year of work experience in the operation of equipment applicable to positions in this class or certification by a licensed trainer of the ability to satisfactorily operate equipment applicable to positions in this class.

License Requirement: Possession of the appropriate Commercial Driver's License (Class A or B) with applicable endorsements, and a current Department of Transportation Medical Examiner's Certificate.

Knowledge of: operation of motorized vehicle representative of this class; laws, ordinances, rules and regulations governing the operations of motor vehicles; hazards and safety practices of operating motorized equipment; maintenance needs of motorized equipment representative of this class; and construction safety practices.

Ability to: operate and maintain motorized equipment representative of this class; apply skill and judgment in operating motorized equipment representative of this class; make emergency repairs to equipment representative of this class; drive skillfully, courteously and safely according to traffic laws and ordinances; service motorized equipment; give and receive oral and written instructions; perform construction and maintenance operations using the equipment representative of this class without close supervision.

Health and Physical Condition:

Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Physical Effort Grouping: Heavy

Supplemental Information

Qualified applicants will be required to take an online assessment. Applicants are required to test alone in a quiet, distraction-free area using a reliable computer with a high-speed internet connection, a microphone, a webcam (internal or external), and a Windows or Apple Operating System. Applicants who do not meet the system requirements will be provided an opportunity to take the online assessment on site.  


If you have never applied for a job using the NEOGOV system, you must create an account.  You will need a username, password, and working email address to create your account. Your detailed work history is required on the application. A resume submitted in lieu of an application will not be sufficient. Furthermore, "See resume" is NOT an acceptable response under the "Work Experience" section. An application containing this response may be deemed incomplete. Applications may be rejected if they are incomplete.


The above examination is being given on an open-competitive basis to establish an eligible list which shall be effective for not more than one year unless extended by the Director of Personnel Services.


The County of Maui does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy, arrest and court record, assignment of child support, national guard participation or any other basis covered by state or federal laws governing non-discrimination

Pre-Employment/Post-Offer Drug Screening Test: All applicants, who will enter a safety sensitive position or certain designated categories that the Personnel Services Director has established or who are required by law to be drug tested must pass a pre-employment/post-offer drug screening test as a condition of employment. There is no retesting or re-evaluation process. Cost for the drug screening test shall be borne by the County of Maui.

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