Medium Equipment Operator

City Of Edinburg Edinburg , TX 78540

Posted 2 months ago

I. JOB SUMMARY

The purpose of this position is to perform skilled work operating one of several types of medium equipment related to the specific functions of associated division or department. Other duties include oversee the maintenance of equipment and tools, maintaining maintenance records, communicating with co-workers and crew members to ensure safety procedures and regulations related to equipment operation are being followed, responding to citizen and customer inquiries and complaints, remaining on call 24/7 for emergencies, and other duties as required.

II. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature that may be obtained with six-months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Community college, vocational, business, technical, or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training

Requires one (1) to three (3) years' experience in operating light, medium and heavy equipment. Training and/or experience in maintenance and repair of diesel engines.

III. EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant will be subject to a complete background investigation. Incomplete, inaccurate and/or failure to report information will cause the applicant rejection from consideration.

  • Applicant must take and pass a pre-employment drug test administered by the City of Edinburg at the City's expense.

  • Must have a current valid class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) from the Texas Department of Public Safety with a satisfactory driving record with a tank endorsement.

Utilities Department Additional Requirements:
  • Achieve TCEQ Class "D" Water Distribution License within first (1) year of employment.

  • Achieve TCEQ Class "C" Water Distribution License within three (3) years of employment.

Sanitation Department - must have a current valid class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) from the Texas Department of Public Safety with a satisfactory driving record.

VI. SKILL ABILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Requires a working knowledge of medium equipment repairs and operation.

  • Work may require providing advice to others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies. Contacts may require the consideration of different points of view to reach agreement. Elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.

  • Work requires the use of standard technical skills appropriate to the work environment of the organization.

  • Able to operate vehicles and equipment safely in area of high pedestrian and vehicular traffic; knowledge of repair and maintenance of hydraulic systems and of diesel equipment.

  • Knowledge of the geography of the City of Edinburg.

V. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Note: This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.

  • Complete unskilled and semi-skilled labor work related to various maintenance and construction activities; perform skilled work operating one of several types of light to heavy equipment used to excavate, load, transfer or move materials; transport equipment.

  • Perform service inspection and minor maintenance on equipment; complete daily equipment checks, pre-trip and post-trip checks of equipment, immediately report all equipment defects to the supervisor in writing on vehicle work orders; submit daily report forms for all equipment used, include mileage and service requests; complete all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards; wash collection vehicles.

  • Operate truck-mounted and/or tractor mounted boom and other equipment specific to associated department.

  • Respond appropriately to all emergencies utilizing the emergency procedures listed in the Departmental manual; maintain constant vigilance of surrounding conditions such as citizens, equipment, property, etc. in order to assure that operations are conducted in a safe manner.

  • Maintain a variety of records relating to inspections and maintenance activity.

  • Sanitation Department - Operate Refuse Vehicles such as Residential, Commercial and Brush.

VI. EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS

General office and safety equipment/materials to include but not limited to the following:

  • 10-key Calculator

  • Hand Tools/Power Tools

  • Medium Equipment tools and Department related equipment

  • Two-Way Radio

  • City Vehicle

VII. WORK CONDITIONS

Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk.

VIII. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The job has some significant hazards and physical demands are heavy. Duties involve continuous bending, lifting, digging, carrying or walking, and/or using force equal to lifting 50-100 pounds.

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