City of Garland, TX

Heavy Equipment Operator II - (Street Maintenance)

US-TX-Garland
5 days ago
Job ID
2017-5101
# of Openings Remaining
1
Department
Streets
Job Family
Equipment Operators
Min
USD $17.03/Hr.
Mid
USD $21.80/Hr.
Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Code Category
Skilled Trade

Position Summary

Responsible for operating heavy equipment and vehicles in the maintenance, overlay and repair of both streets and alleys.

 

Essential Job Functions

  1. Operate top and sides of the asphalt paving machine.
  2. Transport materials between job sites
  3. Address citizen concerns on the job site while in occurrence.
  4. Operate specialized pieces of equipment to:
    • level lift various types of pavement
    • patch various types of pavement with hot and cold asphalt
    • crack seal various types of pavement with a hot tar sealant
    • grade unimproved alleys
  5. Maintain the functionality, appearance and safety of the work area or facilities in compliance with local, state and federal rules and regulations.
  6. Inspect the overall safety of various job projects. Maintain safe and efficient operation of heavy equipment.
  7. Ensure all safety equipment is being utilized on a daily basis.
  8. Perform pre-trip/post-trip vehicle inspections and complete daily work sheet for equipment operated.
  9. Keep work location and vehicle in order. Inspect and maintain assigned equipment. Identify equipment needs for each assigned project.
  10. Operate heavy equipment in clearing of streets and/or alleys during inclement weather incidents.
  11. Operate/ train on specialized pieces of heavy equipment in the absence of Heavy Equipment Crew Leader.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:     

  • 3+ years related experience
  • 2+ years experience training on/operating heavy equipment

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • General knowledge of safety standard practices governing the operation of vehicles
  • Skill to operate controls for required equipment
  • Ability to properly use, operate and care for tools, equipment and materials
  • Ability to perform routine maintenance and minor repairs to equipment
  • Ability to read and understand vehicle operator’s manual
  • Ability to read and use city maps and documentation


 

Licenses & Certifications

Valid Texas Class A Commercial Driver’s License with a Tanker Endorsement or the ability to obtain within six months of hire
Valid Class C Texas driver's license

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in an outside environment; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk.

Competencies

Adaptability/Flexibility
Customer Service
Dependability
Quality
Self Development
Teamwork
Technical Skills

Minimum Education & Work Experience

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
3 years related experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

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