Equipment Operator I - Streets & Traffic
- Job Description
The purpose of this position is to assist in maintaining the City's streets. This is accomplished by operating heavy equipment, repairing streets, and collecting debris.
- Examples of Duties
Provides street maintenance and repairs by operating heavy equipment such as backhoes, tree trimmers, limb loaders, rollers, and dump trucks; clearing fallen limbs from streets; filling potholes in streets with asphalt; and maintaining street signs.
May assist Solid Waste Division with refuse collection by operating a collection truck; picking up refuse from residential curbs; transporting refuse to landfill; picking up recyclables; and picking up limbs and brush.
May assist Water/Wastewater Division by operating heavy equipment such as backhoes, jet machines, tractors, trailers, and track excavators and maintaining and repairing water and sewer lines.
- Minimum Qualifications
Requires high school diploma or equivalent; Texas Commercial Driver's License; previous experience in the operation of dump trucks and backhoes; knowledge of Federal and State traffic laws; ability to follow oral and written instructions. Requires ability to work in all weather conditions; push, pull and/or lift items weighing approximately 50 lbs.
- Supplemental Information
Desire previous construction and/or other mechanical experience or capabilities.
Subject to exposure to dust, fumes, vibration, noise, and dirty working conditions. Frequent sitting, standing, and some walking. May serve as back-up Solid Waste Driver or Crew Leader in the absence of assigned personnel. Essential personnel may require 24-hour call-out for emergency or hazardous situations.