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MACHINE OPERATOR II
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
This is semi skilled manual work involving the operation of stationary machinery or other types of material handling equipment such as a skid steer loader in a solid waste disposal operation. Under the general supervision of a working supervisor, the employee is responsible to monitor or move material flow through a transfer system. During periods of reduced workload, employees perform other labor and semi skilled duties as assigned. This classification is distinguished from Machine Operator I by the operation of more complex machines requiring greater skill and care. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Operates a stationary material handling machine utilizing buttons or switches to activate or material moving equipment such as a skid steer loader.
Monitors and maintains the flow of material through the material transfer system.
Assists in making basic repairs to the machine and performs minor maintenance such as replacing signal lights, greasing fixtures and checking oil.
Records minimal data on operation, such as time work started and stopped, identification of equipment worked with, transport vehicle numbers, etc.
Performs general labor or semi skilled tasks as assigned when machine is not in operation.
May be assigned to operate other types of material handling machines or equipment of a semi-skilled nature.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of basic machine operation inclusive of material handling and movement features.
Good knowledge of safety precautions in the operation of machinery.
Skill in manipulating machines used in a solid waste disposal operation.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
One (1) year of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in the operation of material handling machines such as a baler, packer, etc. or in the operation of material moving equipment such as a skid steer loader.