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Heavy Equipment Operator I

at City of Baytown, TX

Pay: $15.83 to $18.63/hour
Salary : $15.83 - $18.63 Hourly
Posted: 5/20/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2416219

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Job Title:Heavy Equipment Operator I
Opening Date/Time: Fri. 04/12/19 12:00 AM Central Time
Salary:$15.83 - $18.63 Hourly
Job Type:Full Time
Location:Public Works, 2123 Market St Baytown, Texas
Department:Public Works

Come Join the Growth in Baytown
Hidden from the big city hustle and bustle, Baytown is one of the Texas Gulf Coast's best kept secrets. With a population of approximately 80,000, it is the fourth largest city in the Houston metropolitan area and is situated at the north end of Galveston Bay. The Baytown area is experiencing tremendous growth brought on by expansions in the energy market. Not only is the economy booming here, but so is the quality of life for Baytown residents.

This boom does not happen without our skilled City of Baytown Heavy Equipment Operators and the other talented members of our Public Works team.  We are searching for experienced Heavy Equipment Operators to join our Public Works team.  Turn your job into a career and join a team that makes a difference in the lives of our residents, come rain or shine.

The Heavy Equipment Operator I is responsible for performing skilled operations of several typed of heavy equipment used to excavate, load, transfer or move dirt, gravel or materials in the maintenance and repair of streets, sidewalks, driveways, alleys, drainage and asphalt as well as brush removal. The ability to operate vehicles and equipment such as patch trucks, street sweeper, concrete breaker, dump truck, compactor, picker truck, backhoe and loader as well as assorted hand and pneumatic tools is a must. Work involves responsibility for efficient use of such equipment. Duties include performance of manual labor associated with street maintenance and construction. 

  • Operates equipment such as street sweeper, dump truck, compactor, picker truck, backhoe, concrete breaker and loader as well as assorted hand and pneumatic tools. Operates all necessary equipment in construction and maintenance of drainage and streets.
  • Inspects, cleans and performs routine maintenance work on vehicles and equipment daily; identifies and reports mechanical problems and damage.
  • Performs traffic control activities as needed; reports safety hazards and traffic problems. Utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; recognizes, avoids and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents and injuries.
  • Performs skilled and semiskilled construction, maintenance and general labor work in the maintenance and repair of streets, sidewalks, driveways, alleys, drainage and asphalt repairs.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  2. Valid Texas Drivers License with acceptable driving record.
  3. Valid State of Texas Class "B" commercial driver's license  must be obtained within six (6) months of date in position.
  4. One year of experience.

 Additional Information:
Ability to operate equipment including sweeper, backhoe, water truck, patch truck and maintainer.  Ability to keep accurate maintenance, sweeping, and patching records.  Knowledge of city streets.  Ability to get along appropriately with co-workers and the public.

This is a field based position that will be exposed to extreme heat and cold weather conditions as well as noise, physical & respiratory hazards.

Attendance is an essential function of this position and in the event of an emergency this position may be required to work in order to perform essential services needed to sustain City operations.

The City of Baytown is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of qualified individuals.