Equipment Operator Job at CITY OF EAGLE PASS, Eagle Pass, TX

  • Eagle Pass, TX

Job Description



Performs semi-skilled, skilled, and partial leadership work in connection with the public works departments and related public works infrastructure.
Distinguishing Career Features

The Public Works Equipment Operator is a skilled level in a career path for maintenance and construction of public works that include roadways, walkways, storm water management and collection systems. The Public Works Equipment Operator requires a minimum of three years of experience operating a range of equipment including backhoes, tractors, rollers, compactors, loaders, road profilers, asphalt laydown machines, and single and double-axle dump trucks. Public Works Equipment Operator requires the ability to train and observe safe work habits. Advancement to Heavy Equipment Operator requires applicable experience and/or certifications to operate heavy equipment and competency in understanding grading and contouring of slopes to match survey stakes, to fill, blade, and level materials for the base layer of roads, to rip or break hard ground and surfaces, excavate or remove soil from construction areas, and backfill ditches to contour markers.


The Public Works Equipment Operator is capable of leading and performing any of the following general and specialized functions:
  • Oversees and performs a range of labor-to-skilled public works maintenance activities such as, but not limited to, sweeping, earthwork, public infrastructure construction, installing, leveling, compacting, and maintaining asphalt and concrete, and other labor.
  • Operates small-to-medium size construction equipment such as the high pressure sewer jet, vacuum truck, street sweeper, backhoe, water truck, loader, grader, paving equipment, personnel lift, concrete/asphalt saws, chain saws, and related equipment.
  • Actively participates in and assists with setting up departmental on-call lists. Responds to urgent situations initiated by customers. Assists other Specialists in determining cause and location of service requests.
  • Serves on-call evenings and weekends and responds to Public Works emergencies when called.
  • Leads and participates in construction, cleaning and repair of storm drains, ditches, pipelines and catch basins. Constructs forms, places and finishes concrete structures such as curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and flat slabs. Sets forms for sidewalks and street levels to meet requirements.
  • Excavates and levels areas in preparation for form placement. Interprets surveying stakes and layouts. Constructs and places concrete forms. Creates textured face forms.
  • Cuts, constructs and places steel reinforcement; demolishes faulty masonry and concrete; constructs brick, granite, block, and tile walls; sets paving brick; lays brick and sets tile; constructs, repairs and replaces concrete posts.
  • Operates specialized equipment, to inspect, clean, construct and maintain storm pipelines, ditches, catch basins, lateral lines and manholes.
  • Participates in locating and marking sanitary sewer/storm main lines and laterals to elevate necessity of repair or placement.
  • Leads and performs asphalt paving activities, including pavement placing, hauling, patching and sealing of concrete and asphalt surfaces.
  • Participates in hot patching and sealing activities of concrete and asphalt surfaces. Works by hand or assists with a mechanical excavator and performs general earthwork required for street maintenance.
  • Excavates, levels and otherwise prepares gravel and asphalt surfaces for roadways. Digs and backfills trenches and holes. Breaks and repairs concrete and asphalt surfaces. Excavate and replace concrete and asphalt surfaces.
  • Reviews work-in-progress for compliance with specifications and quality. Suggests modifications for quality purposes.
  • Leads teams to trim brush and other obstructions around roadways including the retrieval of litter or other debris on medians, gutters, curbs, and related areas.
  • Transports work teams by operating trucks, passenger vehicles or smaller automotive equipment including transport of tools, materials, and debris.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

Job Tags

Immediate start, Weekend work, Afternoon shift,

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