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Equipment Operator I

JOB POSTING # 17-018




HOURLY RATE:  $ 10.00



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  or e-mail  AA/EOE.


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

How to Apply:

Complete application and submit online through City of Kingsville website.

Download application, complete and email to

Stop by HR Department Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Office location – City Hall
400 W. King Avenue,
Kingsville, Texas 78363

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 or in person at the Human Resources office.

A position must be available to submit your application online. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as posted for applicable position.  Applicants not selected for positions are encouraged to re-apply at the next available opportunity.

All City of Kingsville positions require the following:

  • Proof of eligibility to legally work in the United States
  • Successful completion of background investigation
  • Successful completion of drug screening

For the safety of our employees and the citizens we serve, the City of Kingsville is a drug-free workplace.


Most positions require:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Satisfactory driving record



Employee Behavior and Conduct

City employees are required to conduct themselves in a professional manner to both internal and external customers during the performance of duties.  Examples of professional conduct include, but 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 public during emergency situations threatening the safety of Kingsville citizens.  City employees must be able to work immediately before, during and/or immediately after an emergency.


Equal Opportunity Employer


City of Kingsville is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and its Equal Employment Opportunity Plans (EEOP) are available for viewing:

Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) – City of Kingsville

Equal Employment Opportunity Plan (EEOP) – City of Kingsville Police Department