LaredoRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Laredo jobs

Heavy Equipment Operator II, (B213835-3), R29, Creek Cleaning

Company: City of Laredo, TX
Location: Laredo
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary Revised: 6/22/2021; 11/12/2021 Operates heavy equipment such as: backhoe, bulldozer, loader, front end loader, scraper, grader, excavator, dump truck, lowboy, etc. Responsibilities include: rough excavation, spreading, compaction, covering and finishing to a prescribed fine grade. Job Description KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: * Knowledge of the geography of the City including major streets and landmarks. * Knowledge of preventive maintenance procedures. * Knowledge of traffic rules and regulations and safe operation of heavy equipment. * Knowledge of and skill in operating various types of heavy equipment. * Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures. * Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills. * Ability to take and follow directions from supervisor. * Ability to give directions to and gain compliance from assigned staff. * Ability to perform strenuous and routine work. * Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and/or a Commercial Driver License and a good driving record. * Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints. * Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo. * Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language and orally in the Spanish language. * Abilityto comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures. * Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the position. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed inside and/or outside an office, library, computer room, stockroom, or warehouse. Work may be exposed to a variety of weather conditions and outdoor elements, such as: excessive dampness, chill, heat, humidity, intermittent noise, and inclement cold weather. Work may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions, such as: unknown & dangerous conditions, unusual environmental stress, contagious infectious disease, irritating chemicals, life-threatening situations, dry atmosphere, solvents, dirt, grease, oils, silica, asbestos, dust, constant noise, pneumatic vibration, fumes, smoke, gases, radiant/electrical energy, and slippery/uneven walking surfaces. Capable of working closely with others or alone, working long or irregular working hours, working shift work and/or weekends, working with protective devices, working below ground, working on ladders or scaffolding, working around moving objects or vehicles, working around machines with moving parts and objects, working with hands in water, and traveling by car, orvan 80% of the time. Ability to operate a motor vehicle, office equipment, and mechanical equipment; Work requires light to heavy carrying and lifting (under 15 pounds up to 45 pounds and over), straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, simple grasping, dual simultaneous grasping, repeated bending, sitting, standing, pushing, crouching, crawling, twisting, kneeling, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, walking, and reaching above shoulders. Ability to see, write, read, count, identify shade of colors, perceive depth, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Conducts pre-operation inspections of equipment, identifies equipment problems, and reports problems to supervisor for repairs. * Performs basic maintenance on equipment and tools including washing, changing oil, and greasing. * May assist in performing unskilled or semi-skilled labor such as installing fences, directing traffic, trimming trees, shrubs, and all other duties as needed to maintain the City. * May assist in training new employees and in assigning, checking, and approving work of laborers and other equipment operators. * Assists in maintaining good communication between staff, visitors, and other business contacts. * Must follow all rules of telephone and/or hand held radio courtesy in all communications. * Will be required to drive a City vehicle for City business use. * Performs other related duties. Minimum Qualifications At least five (5) years of experience as a heavy equipment operator (examples of heavy equipment are: backhoe, bulldozer, loader, front end loader, scraper, grader, excavator, dump truck, lowboy, etc) or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Valid Licenses and Certifications A valid Texas Commercial Driver License (CDL) class A or B must be obtained within 12 months of employment Continued employment is contingent on successfully obtaining required certification(s) and/or license(s) within the specified period of time indicated above from time of hire. Valid Texas Driver License.* * If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained prior to employment. As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment. Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment. Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing. A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 791-7482 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable. "AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, THE CITY COMPLIES WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT."

Keywords: City of Laredo, TX, Laredo , Heavy Equipment Operator II, (B213835-3), R29, Creek Cleaning, Other , Laredo, Texas

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Texas jobs by following @recnetTX on Twitter!

Laredo RSS job feeds