Apprentice Job Description

  1. Familiarity with the following equipment through completion of Basic Equipment Skills and on-the-job training.
  • C.D.L./Grease Truck
  • Clam/Gradall
  • Crawler Crane
  • Dozer
  • Excavator
  • Forklift
  • Grader
  • Hydraulic/Truck Crane
  • Loader/Backhoe-Loader
  • Skidsteer/Roller
  1. Ability to successfully demonstrate proficiency in the following categories and evidenced by ability to pass the Training Standards Project Examination (T.S.P.) (Minimum of two categories).
  • Crane
  • Dozer
  • Excavator
  • Loader
  • Maintenance
  1. Ability to use the tools and/or equipment, including but not limited to:
  • Welding and cutting equipment
  • Hand tools lubricating equipment (i.e., grease guns, oil cans, etc.)
  • Pneumatic, hydraulic and electric power tools.
  1. Ability to perform related functions, including but not limited to: Understand and follow directions; read and comprehend schematic diagrams and manuals; read gauges; knowledge of verbal and physical commands; maintain and clean equipment; operate controls of equipment; ability to react quickly in unexpected emergencies; and, complete familiarity with and adherence to safety procedures.
  2. Initiative, motivation, and responsibility.
  3. Ability to do the following work with others. In order to perform these essential job functions, all apprentices must have spatial aptitude, motor coordination and manual dexterity, as well as, the ability to do the following:
  • Work requiring full time and overtime hours outdoors in all types of weather
  • Be punctual and dependable
  • Take orders, work well and in harmony with other trades people, and be respectful
  • Communicate through hand signals with others; sit, stand, lift and/or carry for 10 hours or more per day
  • Lift a minimum of 50 pounds on a regular basis; work in enclosed spaces for significant periods of time
  • Climb a minimum of 25 feet
  • Ability to visualize target points, position machinery accurately, and pickup and delver loads
  • Grasp and manipulate small and large tools, equipment and controls
  • Be able to perform different operations with hands and feet simultaneously, and coordinate eyes, hands  and  arms  rapidly and accurately; and, have a valid driver’s license, and be able to pass a Department of Transportation physical.