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Heavy Equipment Operator I - Water Distribution

Company: City of Denton
Location: Denton
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


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


* 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


* 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 (

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