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  • Heavy Motor Vehicle Operator

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1 week ago)
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    Facilities Management
  • Overview

    An established Prime Federal Contractor is seeking skilled trades talent for ongoing support of its Client, NAVFAC Washington, at various locations.  The following position is one of many assignments for this Client.


    Heavy Motor Vehicle Operator - Anacostia-Bolling


    This assignment may require a Secret Clearance.  Preferred candidates will either have an active Secret Clearance, or can readily obtain one.


    Heavy Motor Vehicle Operator:


    • The Contractor operates one or more motor vehicles that typically have an approximate gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds and up to 32,000 pounds. Driver operates passenger buses regardless of gross vehicle weight that are usually equipped with air brakes. The vehicles operated carry bulky and heavy loads that are more likely to fall or shift if not properly loaded and secured or are more difficult to safely dump and spread. These vehicles are driven over rough terrain, in close quarters, and in heavy traffic on both long and short hauls. 
    • Contractor may operate a variety of passenger buses on scheduled runs and shuttle runs, and special runs that include touring trips to historic sites and recreation facilities. Contractor is required to maneuver the bus around sharp corners and through narrow streets and roadways. 
    • Driver performs normal operator maintenance on all vehicles for adequate fuel supply, proper oil level, check cooling system, damaged or worn tires, proper air pressure, and battery conditions and maintains cleanliness of vehicle inside and out. 
    • Must have the skill and knowledge to operate these kinds of vehicles over a variety of roads including interstate highways, narrow country roads, and on steep winding grades; knowledgeable about which routes may be legally driven and the overpass clearance and other restrictions on such routes. When operating a passenger bus, the employee must have knowledge of safe braking distances due to the weight and size of the bus and the added weight of the passengers. 


    All information for work orders, assets, specifications, and condition assessments is captured in the NAVFAC’s MAXIMO - therefore, candidates must be able to learn and utilize this software platform.


    Emergency/On-Call: may be required to respond to job related emergencies, within 1 hour of notification.


    Minimum Requirements:
    • Knowledge of mechanical or operational indicators that tell when the vehicle is unsafe to drive and should be towed.
    • A valid CDL driver license with "P" endorsement and air brakes is required. Work requires travel away from the normal duty station on a regular basis.
    • This is a Testing Designated Position. Contractor will be subject to random drug testing.


    Physical Effort:

    Employee exerts light physical effort in reaching, bending, turning, or moving hands, arms, feet and legs to operate hand and foot controls. Exerts moderate physical effort in (1) making couplings between the vehicle and towed equipment because safety chains, tow bars, and hooks must be lifted and properly secured; and (2) in operating, turning, backing, and controlling vehicles which carry heavier or larger numbers of people.


    Working conditions:

    Employee works mostly outside and operates vehicles in all kinds of weather in (1) a controlled traffic environment throughout a Government installation or establishment; and (2) in heavy traffic and at highway speeds over complicated road and interchange systems. Employee is exposed to dirt and fumes, cuts, bruises and broken bones as a result of accidents while driving or from falling objects when loading and unloading the vehicle.


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