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Equipment Operator I

JOB POSTING # 17-018

 

EQUIPMENT OPERATOR I

STREET DEPARTMENT


 
HOURLY RATE:  $ 10.00

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

Under general supervision operates trucks and other general mobile equipment to transport material and personnel.  Participates in all activities relating to maintenance including street sweeping, repair and construction of streets, drainage, and alley operations.  Performs other related work as required or assigned.

 

Essential Duties:

Drives dump truck and pick-up truck.  Will load and unload dirt, sand, gravel, caliche, asphalt, brush and construction materials.  Mows right of ways and easements, picks up and delivers parts and supplies.  Will use a variety of hand and power tools and will operates complex machinery and/or equipment for training or relief purposes. Responsible for maintenance and minor repair of equipment.  Able to follow written and oral instructions. Uses good judgment to work safely and to operate equipment properly.  Works in trenches and confined spaces; serves on stand by crew for after hours emergency work as required.  Performs minor carpentry work, painting and concrete work.  May work with various City departments and performs other duties as required and assigned.

 

Training, Experience, and/or Other Requirements:

Must acquire a Commercial Driver’s License within 6 months of employment. Knowledge of proper care, mechanical and skillful/safe operation of light/heavy equipment.  Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Prefer experience operating and maintaining street sweepers.

 

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift and carry up to 100 pounds; push, pull and/or drag up to 150 pounds of equipment and/or materials; climbs, crawls, kneels, squats, stoops, stands, sits, and bends when driving or maintaining equipment; hear and see clearly when working around equipment or in traffic.  Works outdoors in extreme temperatures and inclement weather with some exposure to dust, fumes, noise, mechanical, electrical, and chemical hazards while using proper safety precautions.

 

All City employees are required in the course and scope of their employment to provide services for the benefit of the general public during emergency situations that threaten the safety of Kingsville’s citizens. City employees must be able to work immediately before, during, and/or immediately after an emergency.

 

All positions require the following: 1) High School diploma or equivalent, 2) possession of a valid driver’s license 3) satisfactory driving record and 4) proof of citizenship and/or eligibility to work in the U.S. legally.  The successful applicant will be required to take and pass a pre-employment physical examination, drug screen and background investigation.

 

Applications may be picked up at City of Kingsville-Human Resources, 200 E. Kleberg, Kingsville, Texas 78363.  For more information call 361-595-8017, visit www.cityofkingsville.com  or e-mail hradmin@cityofkingsville.com  AA/EOE.

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For more information on job listings, contact Beth Greenwell, at 361-595-8017.

Applications may be downloaded above or picked up at City of Kingsville-Human Resources, 200 E. Kleberg, Kingsville, Texas 78363; or you may call during our normal business hours of Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon or 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and request an application be mailed to you or e-mail hradmin@cityofkingsville.com AA/EOE.

Complete your application accurately to be sure your application receives full consideration. You may apply online by selecting an available position and attaching your application form to your submission. Applications may also be submitted to hradmin@cityofkingsville.com or in person at the Human Resources office. A position must be available at the time your application is made. To be considered for that position, you must meet the minimum qualifications as posted. If you are not selected for the vacant position, we encourage you to re-apply at the next available opportunity.

All positions require the following:

  1. High School diploma or equivalent
  2. Possession of a valid driver’s license
  3. Satisfactory driving record
  4. Proof of citizenship and/or eligibility to work in the U.S. legally.
  5. The successful applicant will be required to pass a background investigation.

If offered a position with the City, you will be expected to successfully pass a drug screen. For the safety of our current and future employees, we promote a drug-free workplace.

City employees are required to conduct themselves in a professional manner and to exhibit and extend such professional conduct appropriate for the circumstances to those with whom they come into contact both internally and externally during the performance of duties.  Examples of professional conduct include, but are not limited to, being communicative, informative, fair, honest and respectful.

All City employees are required in the course and scope of their employment to provide services for the benefit of the general public during emergency situations that threaten the safety of Kingsville’s citizens. City employees must be able to work immediately before, during, and/or immediately after an emergency.

City of Kingsville, An Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer