Equipment Operator-Parks

  • City of Grand Prairie, TX
  • Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Parks and Recreation Public Works
  • Salary: $31,065.01 - $47,443.76 Annually USD

Job Description

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to operate various types ofequipment in order to maintain the City’s sidewalks and streets. This isaccomplished by operating various equipment; maintaining streets and sidewalksthroughout the City; laying drainage pipes; cleaning storm drains and drainagechannels; performing code work; installing new guardrails; and completingroadwork for new construction. Other duties include performing preventativemaintenance on equipment; and interacting with other City employees andcitizens.

Essential Job Functions

Loads materials by running equipment such as: track loaders, rubber tire loaders, and dump trucks. Maintains streets and sidewalks throughout the City by sawing, breaking, digging, and setting forms; pouring and finishing concrete work; cutting and tying steel; and placing signs and barricades in roadways. Lays drainage pipes by assisting to set grades and level ditch lines; and assembling new drainage pipes. Cleans storm drains and drainage channels by ensuring the area is clear of debris. Performs code work by removing limbs and other debris from roadways; placing road signs and barricades in the appropriate locations; cutting down trees; and removing debris from illegal dump sites. Installs new guardrails by removing damaged guardrails; digging new post holes for replacement rails; and installing new guardrail. Completes roadwork for new construction by assisting in setting grade elevations; compacting sub base; water sub base; shoveling and picking to assist in making grades. Performs preventative maintenance by inspecting and performing required maintenance and repairs of all equipment used.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED required for consideration. 1 year of experience required to be considered. Experience may be direct experience in Asphalt, Drainage or Concrete OR related experience which may include work typically outdoors including use of tools and/or machinery, construction work, warehouse work using forklifts or other similar type experience. Valid Class A CDL Driver's License or must be able to obtain license within 180 days (6 months) of employment Intermediate - Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Intermediate - Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Basic - Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study. Receives direction: The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion. Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees. Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action. Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time.

Additional Information

Work may include any day of the week, after hours or on weekends as needed to complete work or to assist in special projects.
Closing Date/Time: 10/29/2021 5:00 PM Central

Special Instructions

10/29/2021 5:00 PM Central

Job Address

Grand Prairie, Texas United States View Map