City of Garland, TX

Heavy Equipment Operator I - (EWS - Disposal)

Location US
Posted Date 3 months ago(4/7/2020 1:24 PM)
Job ID
2020-6285
# of Openings Remaining
1
Department
EWS - Disposal
Job Family
Equipment Operators
Target Hiring Range
Depending on Qualifications
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Responsible for operating heavy equipment and other vehicles for the purpose of excavating, processing, compacting substances on a daily basis. Also, responsible for the efficient operation and care of assigned equipment. This position will normally operate a bulldozer, grappler or grinding equipment.

 

Target Hiring Range: $16.90/hr - $20.50/hr

Essential Job Functions

  • Maintain the functionality, appearance and safety of the work area or facilities in compliance with local, state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Haul cover materials for construction.
  • Maintain landscape, drainage and slope erosion measures of the landfill.
  • Clean roads and parking areas to maintain appearance and safety.
  • Maintain safe and efficient operation of heavy equipment.
  • Perform pre-trip/ post-trip vehicle inspections and complete daily work sheet for equipment operated.
  • Keep work location and vehicle in order.
  • Resolve customer inquiries.
  • Able to proficiently operate a Water Truck, Dump Truck & Batwing Mower and preferably able to operate other landfill related heavy equipment.

Minimum Education & Work Experience

High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
1+ years related experience with a variety of solid waste and other automotive equipment
Class B Texas driver’s license
Ability to lift 50 pounds or more several times daily
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:     

  • Six months additional training past the high school level
  • Additional years experience with a variety of heavy earth moving or automotive equipment
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:           
 
  • Considerable knowledge of safety standard practices governing the operation of vehicles
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, operation and servicing of heavy equipment
  • 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 operator’s manual

Licenses & Certifications

Valid Class B Texas driver's license
Completion of a defensive driving course within six months of hire

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works primarily in a vehicle; with frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. 8-10 hours drive time on a daily basis in all weather conditions. Must possess sufficient vision to accurately read written and typed documents.

Competencies

Models Organizational Values
Customer Service
Interpersonal Skills
Communication
Problem Solving
Dependability
Adaptability/ Flexibility
Productivity
Quality
Technical Skills
Work Environment Safety
Teamwork
Managing Conflict
Negotiation Skills

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