Operator I

Harris County Houston , TX 77020

Posted 1 week ago

Position Description

Under general supervision, the Operator performs a variety of road maintenance and construction duties.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs a variety of road maintenance including clearing brush, trimming branches, operating a chipper, mowing rights-of-way.

  • Performs routine maintenance including applying herbicides, checking and filling fluids, cleaning offices, and equipment yard.

  • Performs construction duties including setting up road signs, barricades, flagging and directing traffic, and filling potholes.

  • Operates light and heavy construction equipment, including pick-up trucks, rollers, broom trucks, tractor mowers, vactor trucks, dump trucks, front end loaders, backhoes, trenchers, chainsaws, pole saws, mowers, and mechanical cutters, as required.

  • Handles road materials including asphalt, oils, gravel, limestone, concrete, and crack sealer material.

  • Picks up trash and litter in various parks, roads, buildings, and maintains restrooms.

  • Oversees and monitors county inmates and community service participants during work assignments as needed.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net

Requirements

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.

  • Ability to work well with all levels of management, staff, and public.

  • Valid Driver's License (Texas by hire date) and a good driving record.

  • 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.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must undergo a physical exam.

Environmental and Physical Requirements

Essential functions involve significant physical demands related to repeated lifting of up to 50 pounds unassisted, 100 pounds with assistance rarely; carrying tools, materials, and equipment over rough terrain; climbing, reaching, and bending.

Frequently required to walk, sit, talk, drive, hear, bend, stoop, twist, and balance; need the ability to occasionally kneel and crawl; need the ability to grasp manual controls and the ability to use foot controls and operate gas, diesel, and electrically powered equipment.

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge, and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to your application as supporting documentation, but ONLY information stated on the job application will be used for consideration. Preferences

  • One (1) year of road and bridge experience.

  • One (1) year of asphalt work experience including site prep, setting grade and base repairs, milling, paving, and rolling.

  • One (1) year of concrete work experience including site prep, setting grade, forming & rebar installation, pouring, troweling, and finishing.

General Information

HOURS:

  • 40 Hours per Week / Monday - Friday

  • On-Call, After Hours or Weekends as required emergency situations, may require additional hours

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.

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Operator I

Harris County