Driver/Equipment Operator II – Department of Transportation & Engineering
THIS POSTING MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME ONCE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.
The Driver/Equipment Operator II performs specialized skilled work in the operation of one or more types of motorized heavy equipment used in the maintenance and construction of roads and bridges. Work involves operating such equipment as compactors, front-end loaders, farm tractors, backhoes, etc., for such activities as patching roads and installing culverts. Employee is also responsible for cutting and hauling brush, hauling dirt, mowing roadsides, and repairing and replacing road signs.
Examples of Duties
Performs traffic control such as flagging, setting barricades and cones, hauling equipment and is on-call during storms and other weather-related issues.
Loads all equipment and tools necessary to perform off site jobs.
Drives diesel and non-diesel trucks to haul gravel, dirt, and asphalt as necessary.
Operates heavy equipment utilized by the Department, such as heavy dump trucks and tandem trucks.
Cuts brush, trees and other growth at roadsides, utilizing power equipment such as mowers, tractors, and chain saws.
Removes trash and debris from county right of way and hauls refuse for deposit at specified locations.
Directs traffic at construction sites as necessary.
Attaches road signs to posts using various hand and power tools; digs holes and sets signs with cement.
Performs routine preventative maintenance and minor repairs on equipment.
Operates one or more types of equipment involved in the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges such as: compactors, front end loaders, farm tractors, and tractor trailers.
Receives instruction and trains other employees in the use of equipment, as time and workload permits.
Performs equipment inspections to ensure proper function; washes equipment as necessary.
Cleans and maintains equipment; checks equipment for proper function and damage before and after use to ensure safe operating conditions.
Performs flood control duties as required.
Fuels equipment as necessary.
Regular and punctual attendance is required.
Performs other related duties as required.
High School diploma or GED and a minimum two years of experience in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and related experience required.
Must possess a Class B Commercial Driver's License issued by the State of Texas.
Driver's License with "N" endorsement issued by the State of Texas is required within 3 months of employment.
Class A Commercial Driver's License with "N" endorsement preferred.
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Closing Date/Time: Continuous