City of Garland, TX

  • Equipment Operator II - Water Recycling

    Location US-TX-Garland
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/9/2018 9:37 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Wastewater Treatment Rowlett Creek
    USD $15.54/Hr.
    USD $19.25/Hr.
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Code Category
    Skilled Trade
  • Position Summary

    Responsible for operating a Water Recycling vehicle to collect and transport materials on a daily basis.  Also, responsible for the efficient operation and care of assigned equipment.

    Essential Job Functions

    1)       Maintain the functionality, appearance and safety of the equipment and/or facilities such as Water Treatment facilities in compliance with local, state and federal rules and regulations.

    2)       Remove and transport waste materials for wastewater treatment plants to transfer to one of several assigned landfills.

    3)       Maintain safe and efficient operation of transport equipment and vehicles.

    4)       Perform pre-trip/ post-trip vehicle inspections and complete daily work sheet for equipment operated.

    5)       Keep work location and vehicle in order.

    6)       Respond to customer relations problems.


    Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    • Education/ Experience:     
    • Six months additional training past the high school level
    • 2-4 years experience with a variety of wastewater and other automotive equipment
    • Experience in customer service

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:           

    • Considerable knowledge of safety standard practices governing the operation of vehicles
    • Considerable knowledge of relevant traffic laws
    • Considerable knowledge of the principles, operation and servicing of trucks and related automotive equipment
    • Skill to operate controls for required equipment; with greater dexterity than an Equipment Operator I level
    • 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 Class B Commercial Driver's license
     Completion of a defensive driving course within six (6) months from date of hire
     Certified to operate Roll-Off Truck along with Automated Side-Loader, Front-Loader, Tractor Trailer and Drought, or Knuckle Boom Truck
     May primarily operate one and be certified to operate two or more of the following pieces of equipment: Bobcat Skid Loader, Brush Long truck, Rear-Loader, Recycling truck or Roll-off truck; and be certified to operate one piece of the following equipment: Automated Side-Loader, Front-Loader, Tractor Trailer and Drought, or Knuckle Boom truck

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    The incumbent works typically in an outdoor environment and may be subjected to extremes of heat and cold, rain, humidity, wetness, insects, noxious odors, fumes, and physical stress from exertion and lifting.


    Customer Service
    Self Development
    Technical Skills

    Minimum Education & Work Experience

     High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
     2 years related experience with a variety of transport vehicles
     Class B Commercial Driver’s License
     Ability to lift 50 pounds several times daily
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


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