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Heavy Equipment Operator I - Water Distribution

Company: City of Denton
Location: Denton
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Summary Responsible for the maintenance and construction of water lines throughout the city Essential Functions and Other Important Duties Essential Functions: * Under general supervision, proficiently operates one or more types of light to medium sized motorized construction/maintenance equipment (i.e. warehouse/interior forklift, bobcat, backhoe, compressor, riding-compactor, vehicle for running errands, small water truck, small dump truck and utility truck) to excavate, move and/or grade material. * Operates larger motorized equipment as needed * Performs various skilled duties using hand and power tools * Performs pre-inspections and post-inspections of all equipment and trucks before and after use; performs minor maintenance activities and cleaning of equipment, and reports problems to supervisor * May set up street barricades and function as a flagger for traffic control * May perform duties in a confined space such as a manhole or trench * May confer with customers regarding service problems and reports information obtained to supervisor * Maintains on-call availability for after hour emergencies * Maintain regular and punctual on-site attendance Additional Duties: * Performs other duties as assigned Job Requirements Minimum Qualifications / Acceptable Equivalency: * High school diploma or GED equivalent * Obtain a D water license within 12 months and a C license within three (3) years OR * Any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job Core Competencies: * Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing * Ability to form and maintain effective relationships with coworkers and customers * Ability to read and understand reference books and complicated procedures such as utility plans and equipment operation manuals * Ability to operate backhoe, skid steer loader and dump truck Preferences: * Bilingual in Spanish and English * Possess Class C Certification from TCEQ * Experience in the operation of equipment used in the construction, maintenance and repair function of water utilities Conditions of Employment: * Must possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL) with Tank Vehicle endorsement and a good driving record OR must possess a valid Class C driver license with a good driving record and the ability to obtain a Class A CDL with Tank Vehicle endorsement within six (6) months of employment. * Must pass a drug test, driver's license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check * Must pass a physical examination * Must be able to work a flexible schedule that may include nights and weekends * Must be able to lift up to 100 lbs. * Must be able to work in all kinds of weather conditions Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements Physical Requirements: Overall Strength Demands:The italicized word describes the overall strength demand of the functions performed by the incumbent during a typical workday. * Sedentary - lifting no more than 10 pounds * Light - lifting no more than 20 pounds; carry up to 10 pounds * Medium - lifting no more than 50 pounds, carry up to 25 pounds * Heavy - lifting no more than 100 pounds, carry up to 50 pounds * Very Heavy - lifting more than 100 pounds, carry more than 50 pounds Physical Demand Codes: The following describes if the incumbent is expected to exert the following physical demands during a typical workday and the overall frequency. Codes for "how often": Y = Yes N = No E = extensive (100-70%) M = moderate (60-30%) I = infrequent (20-10%) A = almost never ( Task: Code: * Standing: E * Sitting: E * Walking: E * Lifting: M * Carrying: M * Pushing/Pulling: I * Overhead Work: M * Fine Dexterity: M * Kneeling: M * Crouching: M * Crawling: I * Bending: M * Twisting: M * Climbing: M * Balancing: M * Vision: E * Hearing: E * Talking: E * Video Display: I * Other: Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids: The essential functions of this position require the use of light to medium sized motorized equipment such as dump truck, backhoe, front-end loader, flushing and vacuum truck, etc. Environmental Factors: The essential functions of this position are performed outside. This job description is not an employment agreement, contract agreement, or contract.Management has exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. ADA/EOE/ADEA

Keywords: City of Denton, Denton , Heavy Equipment Operator I - Water Distribution, Professions , Denton, Texas

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