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Equipment Operator III

Company: City of Brownsville
Location: Brownsville
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

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 enhancements.

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.


  • Safety Acumen

  • Leadership

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

  • Self-Awareness

  • Flexible

  • Critical Thinking

  • Trust

  • Responsible

  • Ethical


  • 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 members.


  • 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 necessary.

  • 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 tools.

  • 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 others.

  • 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.


  • 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 check.


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 holidays annually.


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.

Keywords: City of Brownsville, Brownsville , Equipment Operator III, Other , Brownsville, Texas

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