City of Garland, TX

Heavy Equipment Operator II - EWS

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/20/2020 9:43 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
EWS - Disposal
Target Hiring Range
Depending on Qualifications
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Responsible for operating heavy equipment and other landfill vehicles for the purpose of processing, compacting, burying and covering solid waste on a daily basis.  Also, responsible for the efficient operation and care of assigned equipment.


: $17.51/hr - $21.80/hr

Essential Job Functions

  1. Maintain the functionality, appearance and safety of the landfill or facilities in compliance with local, state and federal rules and regulations.
  2. Excavate and haul cover materials for the landfill’s working face and for new cell development.
  3. Build, grade and clean roads and parking areas to maintain appearance and safety.
  4. Build run on/ run off beams to control landfill water runoff.
  5. Maintain safe and efficient operation of heavy equipment.
  6. Perform pre-trip/ post-trip vehicle inspections and complete daily work sheet for equipment operated.
  7. Keep work location and vehicle in order.
  8. Resolve customer inquiries.

Minimum Education & Work Experience

 High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
 2 years related experience with a variety of solid waste and heavy 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
  • 2-4 years experience with a variety of solid waste and other 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
 Normally assigned to bulldozer, grappler or grinding equipment

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.


Customer Service
Self Development
Technical Skills


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