Equipment Operator III
Company: City of Brownsville
Posted on: June 9, 2021
THE OPPORTUNITY: The City of Brownsville is in a transformative
period driven by significant public and private investments such as
the expansion of the Brownsville-South Padre Island International
Airport Passenger Terminal, creation of a New Space City, the Port
of Brownsville, Downtown Revitalization, and quality of life
The ideal candidate for Equipment Operator III aspires to be a
model of innovation, inclusion, and empowerment who enables bold
people and ideas to thrive. The Equipment Operator III will be a
participatory leader: a results-oriented, relationship-building,
self-aware team player who also possesses high integrity and
politeness, and who fosters trust by building relationships with
tolerance, patience, and support to provide the best value in
service of the citizens of Brownsville.
The Equipment Operator III is responsible to operate complex
heavy equipment necessary in the maintenance, repair and upkeep of
facilities. The Equipment Operator III is responsible for crew
leadership, routine maintenance procedures, safe and effective
loading and operation, and storage. The Equipment Operator III
works within a general outline of work to be performed; develops
work methods and sequences under general supervision.
Must be able to read, interpret and follow work orders and
procedures as necessary.
Possesses the ability to manage time efficiently to accomplish
goals and tasks.
Must be customer service oriented, have a customer friendly
attitude and professional appearance at all times.
Must maintain professionalism and technical knowledge.
Must be able to work effectively under pressure and stringent
schedules and produce accurate and satisfactory results.
Must be capable of working with Management, internal department,
other departments and staff to maintain positive image of the
division and services.
Must be able to effectively respond to questions from
Management, groups of managers, customers, and the public.
Must be able to communicate effectively at all levels, both
orally and in writing.
- Must have a genuine interest in training and leadership of team
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of
the time spent working in this class. Management may assign
additional task related to the type of work of the position as
Operates specialized equipment, machinery or vehicles, such as
heavy construction vehicles, trucks with hydraulic pumping
equipment, pressure sprayers, paving equipment, jackhammers,
backhoes, or cranes.
Operates light equipment and tools, such as blowers, edging
tools, sprayers, shovels, rakes, and brooms.
Removes debris, litter, earth, or pavement; loads material into
trucks; locates and excavates underground structures or pipelines;
sets poles; clears land or mows grassy areas, such as parks,
playgrounds, medians, roadsides and hillsides.
Repairs existing systems, and structures, such as water, sewer,
or gas mains, fire hydrants, roadways, or buildings; clears
obstructions from pipelines; repairs or cleans structures, and
surfaces, including removing graffiti.
Inspects equipment to ensure safe operations.
Performs preventative maintenance on all equipment and
Assembles and loads equipment, tools, materials and supplies
according to daily work assignments.
Follows established safety rules and regulations for the safe
operation of equipment and machinery, reports accidents, equipment
breakage and unsafe conditions to a Supervisor.
Determines amount and type of materials, equipment and/or tools
necessary to complete tasks; assigns work; supervises and instructs
- Completes routine documents and forms, such as work orders,
repair requests, reports and logs.
- Requires High School diploma or GED
- Requires a minimum of 1 year of work related experience.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATION AND LICENSES:
- Job requires a current, valid Texas Class A driver's license,
as required by State Law
- Ability to pass a personal, criminal and employment background
Ability to exert up to 35-50 lbs. of force occasionally or a
negligible amount of energy frequently to lift, push, pull or
otherwise move objects. Requires light to medium work that involves
walking or standing virtually all of the time, considerable skill,
adeptness and speed in the use of fingers, hands or limbs in tasks
involving close tolerance or limits of accuracy.
The City of Brownsville requires all employees to successfully
pass a Drug & Alcohol examination and a Background Check.
The City of Brownsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA
requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified
individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees
are invited to discuss accommodations.
The City of Brownsville participates in a generous retirement
plan with retirement opportunities available at 5 or 20 years of
continuous service. The City has an exceptional employee and family
medical and dental insurance plan. Employees may also contribute to
deferred compensation plans from AXA Equitable or supplemental
insurance plans from AFLAC and Colonial Life. Full time employees
have the opportunity to accumulate 10 sick days and 10 annual days
per year. Additionally, the City of Brownsville observes 12
The City of Brownsville does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender
identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factors.
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to
assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any
time to develop our employees. This description reflects
management's assignment of essential functions; it does not
prohibit or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job
description is subject to change at any time.
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