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Light Equipment Operator

Company: City of Georgetown, TX
Location: Georgetown
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

Under the general supervision of an assigned lead or Foreman operates a variety of light and heavy equipment in the maintenance, repairs, and construction of streets, roads, alleys, drainage maintenance and repair, etc. Participates in general maintenance and labor activities as necessary for timely completion of projects and work orders.


* Operates a variety of light and heavy equipment.
* Operates assigned equipment in the maintenance and repair of the drainage infrastructure.
* Maintains, installs, repairs and constructs streets, roads, and alleys, including blading, reclaiming, rolling, and asphalting assigned streets, roads, and alleys.
* Drives various trucks, including dump trucks, and other city trucks.
* Operates mower, sprayers containing herbicides and weed eater to clear grass and weeds from vacant lots, telephone poles, signs, curbs, guardrails and fire hydrants.
* Cuts and clears fallen and overgrown trees.
* Re-grades ditches, clean culverts, storm sewers, and ponds in order to reduce and minimize flooding.
* Sets forms for curbs, streets, driveways, sidewalks, and drain inlets.
* Digs, hauls, sets rebar and forms, pours and finishes concrete for curbs, streets, driveways, sidewalks, etc.
* Paves roads and patches pot holes; sands roads and streets in icy and/or snowy weather.
* Conducts safety inspections of vehicles and equipment, sets up barricades, cones and road signs, wears protective and safety gear as indicated for the work assignment.
* Prepares, gathers and transports tools, materials, supplies and equipment necessary to complete work assignments.
* Cleans and repairs work site upon completion of construction.
* Provides assistance to the Drainage Department
* May haul heavy and light equipment to and from assigned work sites.
* Serves in extension of current duties as required for emergency management.
* May serve as lead for assigned staff.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

* Routine maintenance and repair techniques for a variety of light and heavy equipment.
* Occupational safety and health regulations, practices and procedures for area of assignment.
* Construction and street maintenance and repair procedures.

Skill in:

* Operating light/heavy machinery and equipment.
* Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
* Reading safety and hazard warnings on equipment and materials.
* Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
* Understanding and following oral and writing instructions.
* Following occupational safety and health procedures.
* Solving construction and repair problems.

Required to work after hours in an on-call rotation within the department.

Working conditions: Constant exposure to weather extremes, noise and vibration from equipment, moving traffic near work sites.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED Equivalent.

Six (6) months of full-time work experience performing work that is consistent with the essential functions for this classification. OR Any combination of experience, education and/or training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Valid Texas driving license. Must have or be able to obtain a Texas Class B Commercial Driver's License within 90 days of employment.

Hiring Range: $16.26 to $19.10 hourly.

Regular-Full time

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Keywords: City of Georgetown, TX, Georgetown , Light Equipment Operator, Other , Georgetown, Texas

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