7328-Operating Engineer, Universal
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Operating Engineer, Universal
|Title||Operating Engineer, Universal|
|Overtime eligibility||Covered (Non-Z) - Nonexempt|
|Labor agreement||Operating Engineers, Local 3|
|Effective date||August 17, 2012|
Current compensation plan
Effective: Jul 01, 2023
See Historic and future compensation information for this class
|Step:||Step 1||Step 2||Step 3||Step 4||Step 5|
Additional notes: Appointments to this job class enter at Step 5.
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Title: Operating Engineer, Universal
Job Code: 7328
Under general supervision, the Operating Engineer, Universal operates heavy construction
equipment in conjunction with the maintenance and construction of roads, streets, and
underground utilities and performs servicing on equipment. The essential functions of this job
include: operating backhoes, loaders, cranes, motor graders, bulldozers, rollers, pavers, milling
machines, forklifts, extended boom forklifts, tractors and tub grinders; and performing related
duties and responsibilities as required. Operating Engineers also perform maintenance tasks such
as greasing, cleaning and inspecting equipment; and may be required to calculate loads using
equipment load charts. This position may require the ability to wear appropriate forms of safety
protection equipment such as ear protectors, eye goggles and respirators and safety vests.
Nature of Work: This position requires sustained physical effort frequently under adverse
weather conditions and/or disagreeable working conditions, being exposed to hazardous
materials, raw sewage, loud noises; and may include working weekends, nights, holidays and/or
temporarily outside the San Francisco city limits.
The Operating Engineer, Universal differs from other job codes which may operate heavy
equipment in the course of performing duties in that the operation of heavy construction
equipment is the principal duty of this job code.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None
MAJOR, IMPORTANT, AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of
the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.
1. Operates backhoes, loaders, cranes, forklifts, and extended forklifts to hoist machinery,
construction materials, chemicals, vegetation, etc. in connection with various construction
and maintenance projects.
2. Operates motor graders, bulldozers, rollers, planers, pavers, milling machines, and tub
grinders in connection with construction and maintenance projects.
3. Services and makes minor repairs to heavy equipment; tasks include lubrication of
equipment, changing oil and oil filter, etc.,
4. Operates backhoes, loaders and bulldozers to trench and excavate areas and remove
debris; or to load and backfill materials in connection with sewer and street repair,
mudslide prevention, dam maintenance and other projects, and heater, planer in
excavating and making street repairs. Operates milling machines, pavers, and rollers in
connection with asphalt paving.
5. Operates tractors with agricultural attachments such as rototillers and rotary mowers to
clear areas for weed and fire control.
6. Operates an air compressor to operate pneumatic tools and other construction equipment.
7. Prepares and maintains routine records of equipment operations.
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: Safety practices and the laws and regulations governing the safe operation of
Skill in: Operating hoisting equipment in connection with maintenance and construction projects;
and operating heavy equipment in grading operations, trenching/excavating and
Ability to: understand and correctly follow oral instructions and to speak clearly; and to
understand and correctly follow written instructions and to write clearly and legibly.
These minimum qualifications are to be used as a guide for establishing the education, training,
experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the
classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a
particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.
Training and Experience: Three (3) years of verifiable operating engineer experience. At least
one (1) year of this experience must have been in operating a backhoe.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION
Possession of a Class B Driver¿s License and a valid Medical Examiner¿s Certificate issued by
the California Department of Motor Vehicles. A copy of the license and certificate must be
submitted at the time of appointment.
For crane operation, must have a valid certificate of competency issued in accordance with
Cal/OSHA by an accredited certifying agency for the type of cranes operated by City
AMENDED DATE: 1/3/11
REASON FOR AMENDMENT To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills
and abilities defined in the most recent job analysis
conducted for this job code.
BUSINESS UNIT(S): COMMN, SFMTA
Disaster service work
All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.
Historic and future compensation
|Effective (Sched)||Step 1||Step 2||Step 3||Step 4||Step 5|
|Jul 01, 2023 (X)||$50.4375||$52.9625||$55.5875||$58.3875||$61.3125|
|Jul 01, 2022 (W)||$49.2125||$51.6750||$54.2375||$56.9625||$59.8125|
|Jan 08, 2022 (V)||$46.7625||$49.1000||$51.5375||$54.1250||$56.8250|
|Jul 01, 2021 (U)||$46.5250||$48.8500||$51.2750||$53.8500||$56.5375|
|Dec 26, 2020 (T)||$44.9500||$47.1875||$49.5375||$52.0250||$54.6125|
|Jul 01, 2020 (S)||$43.6375||$45.8125||$48.1000||$50.5125||$53.0250|
Historic compensation data is provided in hourly pay.
Sources: San Francisco Open Data Portal: Compensation plan table