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Tunnel Operator

at Harris County

Pay: $15 to $17/hour
$15 - $17
Posted: 9/23/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2540932
Categories: Customer Service
Keywords: service

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Description

Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, the incumbent provides a variety of quality maintenance for Precinct 2.

Performs the duties below; other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary.

Tunnel Operator II

  • Performs guard duties and traffic control.
  • Performs all routine, non-technical maintenance as assigned, including: painting, cleaning buildings, restrooms, power washing, sweeping, watering plants, etc.
  • Checks all heavy load trucks and trailers for hazardous materials, unsafe loads, height, weight, requirements, etc.
  • Assists with vehicle accident reports in and around tunnel area.
  • Observes and enforces all rules and regulations for vehicles traveling through tunnel.
  • Gathers and disposes of trash and litter around tunnel area and roadways.
  • Operates and maintains construction equipment, including: chainsaws, pole saws, mowers, mechanical cutters, forklifts, sweepers, water trucks, and wreckers.
  • Performs all jobs in a safe and timely manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Tunnel Operator I
  • In the absence of Lead Operator, prepares, prioritizes, and oversees shift work assignments, ensures workers follow all safety regulations and conducts shift safety briefs.
  • Inspects tunnel equipment to include lighting, generators, pumps, and ventilation systems.
  • Cleans and service tunnel equipment to include ventilation systems, pumps, and motors.
  • Performs guard duties and traffic control.
  • Performs all routine, non-technical maintenance as assigned, including painting, cleaning buildings, restrooms, power washing, sweeping, watering plants, etc.
  • Checks all heavy load trucks and trailers for hazardous materials, unsafe loads, height, weight, requirements, etc.
  • Assists with vehicle accident reports in and around tunnel area.
  • Observes and enforces all rules and regulations for vehicles traveling through tunnel.
  • Gathers and disposes of trash and litter around tunnel area and roadways.
  • Operates and maintains construction equipment including chainsaws, pole saws, mowers, mechanical cutters, forklift, sweeper, water truck, and wrecker.
  • Performs all jobs in a safe and timely manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The candidate must meet minimum requirements to be considered for either position.

Requirements

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent from an accredited educational institution; AND a minimum of one (1) year of guard AND traffic control experience.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well with public and other staff members.
  • Valid driver's license (Texas by hire date) and a good driving record. 

Additional Requirements:
  • Must undergo physical exam.
  • Must attain a Class "B" (CDL) commercial driver's license with Tanker Endorsement within 180 days of hire; or a class "A" (CDL) commercial driver's license and special endorsements, if job required.

Environmental and Physical Requirements:
  • Physical ability to perform job duties, including: walking, bending, climbing stairs, and standing for extended periods of time and flagging traffic.
  • Must regularly lift and/or move at least fifty (50) pounds.
  • Ability to work in inclement weather and confined areas.

NOTE: To qualify for this position, required education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. Resumes are welcome, but we do not use any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration.
 

Preferences

  • One (1) year mechanical maintenance experience.
  • One (1) year tunnel maintenance experience.

General Information

HOURS:

  • 40 Hours per Week / As Assigned Various Shifts Including Weekends and Holidays
  • Emergency situations may require additional hours
SALARY:
  • Commensurate with Experience
  • Based on 26 Pay Periods
LOCATION:
  • 3100 Federal Road, Houston Texas 77015
 
Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.