Heavy Equipment Operator - Water

  • 250 W. First Street, Prosper, Texas
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $42,328.00 - $57,283.20 Annually USD

Job Description


Hiring Range: $20.35 - $23.95
Full Range: $20.35 - $27.54

Under the direction of a crew leader be able to perform semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of the Town water and wastewater lines and related facilities. Employees within this title shall perform a full range of duties as assigned under general supervision. This level receives only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies.
To operate heavy equipment for the performance of assignments; to perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance tasks on a regular basis.


Essential Job Functions:
  • Receives immediate supervision from upper level supervisory staff.
  • May provide functional and technical supervision to subordinate maintenance staff.
  • Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following.
  • Maintain system and repair problems occurring within the water distribution and Wastewater collection system.
  • Dig up valves, water and wastewater lines; locate broken valves, water line leaks and breaks; assist in repairs; refill trenches after repairs have been made.
  • Fill water meter boxes with sand and gravel during rainy weather to improve drainage from meter box so that meters can be read.
  • Ensure that safety apparel is worn at all times and that safety rules and practices are observed in the performance of duties.
  • Assist in clearing wastewater lines and washing out wastewater lines and manholes.
  • Perform minor vehicle maintenance on assigned Town vehicle.
  • Set and raise or lower water meter boxes; locate water valve leaks.
  • Respond to service calls concerning Water and Wastewater Utilities emergencies or problems on a stand-by basis, work to reduce state of emergency and correct problems, perform overtime duties as necessary or required in order to maintain proper functioning order as assigned.
  • Assist in installing water and wastewater taps for new service.
  • Perform meter pulls and service turn on/off for non-pays or repairs as requested.
  • Operation and use of a variety of tools and equipment.
  • Principles and practices of equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Standard procedures for assigned division.
  • Hazards associated with the work and proper safety precautions.
  • Ensure that all established safety practices and regulations are observed while work is performed.
  • Maintain system and repair problems occurring within the assigned task.
  • Operate, maintain and perform minor repairs on a variety of machinery and equipment including backhoe, trencher, Bob Cat loader, tapping machine, air compressor, grinder, pumps, dump truck, wastewater machine and line locator.
  • Dig up water and sewer lines; locate water line leaks and breaks; assist in repairs; refill trenches after repairs have been made utilizing completion requirements.
  • Modern construction methods and practices.
  • Techniques for mixing, pouring and finishing concrete.


Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Lifting techniques for minimizing physical injury.
  • Perform physical requirements of the job.
  • Perform work in an undesirable or hazardous environment including inclement weather, confined spaces, improper illumination and traffic.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Operate and use a variety of tools, machinery and equipment relevant to work assignments.
Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:
  • One year experience in water/waste water system maintenance, repair and/or construction.
  • High School Diploma or completion of a GED.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license.
  • Possession of a valid Class CDL license and/or obtain within six months of employment.
  • Possession of a Class II Wastewater Collection license and/or obtain license within one year of employment.
  • Possession of a Class C Water Distribution license and/or obtain license within one year of employment.


Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Regularly required to sit and use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Regularly required to reach with hands and arms.
  • Regularly required to stand; walk; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to lift or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Vision required includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Regularly works in outside weather conditions and is regularly exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat.
  • Regularly works near moving mechanical parts.
  • Regularly exposed to vibration.
  • Occasionally works in high, precarious places and with explosives.
  • Frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation.
  • Noise level is from moderate to very loud.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description is not an employment agreement, contact agreement, or contract. Management has exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Job Address

250 W. First Street, Prosper, Texas 75078 United States View Map