CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I
This is routine work driving and operating the less complex types of automotive
equipment. Employees in this class operate single chassis automotive equipment which may
involve the operation of pedals and levers to control accessory equipment which has a limited
number of controls and which works through a limited range of possible movements non-
simultaneously with the basic vehicle. Work may include light or heavy physical labor when
not driving equipment to or operating it at the work site.
Work is performed under the close supervision of a Crew Chief. Work assignments are
limited in nature and are carried out in accordance with instructions and established routines.
Employees in this class are responsible for the safe and efficient operation of equipment to
provide a variety of services. Work involves conditions which can only be partially controlled.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Operates trucks collecting refuse; drives slowly along streets while laborer walking beside
truck picks up refuse and loads it in the vehicle.
- Operates dump trucks hauling sand and other loose materials on highway construction
- Operates trucks for purposes such as spreading cinders or salt on icy roads, and hauling
materials from storage yards and warehouses to other locations; helps load and unload trucks.
- Drives farm-type tractors with grass cutting and other common towed or pushed
- Washes and services trucks with water, gas and oil; observes instruments while vehicle
is in operation and takes routine corrective measures if malfunction is indicated; performs first
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the principles of automotive equipment operation.
- the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- hazards and safety precautions of the work.
- the component parts of automotive vehicles and their functions.
- the geography of the city.
- the operation of a single chassis truck or equipment of equal complexity, safely and
efficiently on or off the highway, in traffic and under adverse climatic conditions.
- learn the geography of the area served.
- learn to service motor vehicles.
- understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
- perform heavy manual labor for prolonged periods under adverse climatic conditions.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statements
represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject
applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based
on training and experience requirements as approved on 11/79.)
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to read and write English.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
- Possession of a valid Class B - Commercial Drivers License (CDL) issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to the scheduled examination and during tenure of employment in the class.
PAY RANGE: 9
Class Established: 1/1953
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC - 6/1993 ; Ad Board - 7/1993
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 7C11