City of Garland, TX

TEMP - Heavy Equipment Operator I - (EWS - Disposal)

Location US-TX-Rowlett
Posted Date 1 week ago(5/23/2023 10:21 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Job Family
Equipment Operators
Target Hiring Range
Depending on Qualifications
Temporary 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 water truck, dump truck, roll-off truck at the landfill site.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Maintain the functionality, appearance and safety of the work area or facilities in compliance with local, state and federal rules and regulations.
  2. Haul cover materials for construction.
  3. Maintain landscape, drainage and slope erosion measures of the landfill.
  4. Clean roads and parking areas to maintain appearance and safety.
  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.
  9. 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
 Valid Class C Texas driver’s license
 Ability to maneuver and operate heavy equipment that required for Landfill operations
 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
  • Class A TCEQ Municipal Solid Waste license or ability to obtain within 1 year of employment


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 C 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.


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


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