Heavy Equipment Operator - Landfill - Solid Waste

  • City of Grand Prairie, TX
  • Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works Sanitation and Solid Waste
  • Salary: $16.19 - $24.73 Hourly USD

Job Description

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to operate heavy equipment for a variety of construction and maintenance operations within the City. This is accomplished by using equipment such as: backhoes, rollers, graders, and front-end loaders to complete construction projects; assisting with operations; when assigned to landfill: operating dozers and compactors on a 3:1 slope, driving articulated dump trucks and operating excavators. Other duties include performing preventative maintenance; and interacting with other City employees and citizens.

Essential Job Functions

  • Performs heavy equipment operation by using equipment to push trash; maintaining the appropriate grade and compaction levels; hauling dirt; loading truck with excavator; driving truck to work site; combining trash and dirt in order to grade; and maintaining site compliance.

  • Performs preventative maintenance by greasing equipment; cleaning filters; checking all fluids; inspecting undercarriage; tracking inspections; and cleaning tracks.

  • Assists with landfill operations by screening waste that may be hazardous and providing facility maintenance.

  • Excavating loads of metal for recycling; moving wood chips, recycled dirt, and concrete

  • Maintaining stockpiles; pushing brush, wood, concrete, and dirt with Bulldozer.

  • Moving litter fences to reduce windblown litter from leaving the site; and other litter prevention duties as required.

  • Responding to after hours emergencies, such as fires, as needed.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Work requires knowledge necessary to understand basic operational, technical, or office processes. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency.
  • Experience: Two years of heavy equipment. Experience working in Landfill preferred.
  • Licenses: Valid Class A CDL Driver's License required within 6 months of employment.
  • Certifications Required: EPA Certification for Refrigerants

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