City of Pearland, TX
Pearland, TX, United States
The City of Pearland, TX is seeking to hire a full-time Heavy Equipment Operator operate equipment, not limited to dump truck, crew truck, excavator, backhoe, vacuum/jet truck while performing a variety of manual tasks associated with the construction and repair of water distribution and wastewater connection facilities as assigned. Work on construction projects, usually in utility capacity, by transferring from one task to another where demands require worker with varied experience and ability to work without close supervision. The Heavy Equipment Operator earns a competitive salary based on experience. Additionally, the city pays all premiums for our employees' dental, long-term disability protection, and life insurance plus the majority portion of the medical premium for employees and their dependents. We also offer a retirement plan through the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) with a 2:1 employer match , life insurance, disability , access to the city's recreation fitness center , employee assistance program, educational assistance , 9 paid holidays and 2 designated paid holidays, paid vacation, sick leave , and an active wellness program focusing on physical, mental, and financial health. ABOUT THE CITY OF PEARLAND Pearland is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas due to affordable housing, outstanding schools, safe neighborhoods, and superb quality of life . Ranked as one of the top ten safest cities in Texas , Pearland residents know their families are safe and secure in the community and surrounding areas. Our close proximity to Houston, just a short 20-minute drive to downtown, allows residents to experience all the city has to offer including professional sports, world-class cultural amenities, and recreation . Employees of the City of Pearland use multi-directional communication and cross-functional teams to promote a greater understanding of the organization by employees at all levels. We have created a culture of continuous learning that encourages and supports employee development and growth . Our work environment is one where innovation is not only supported but encouraged. A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR A successful candidate will have the ability to apply critical thinking skills and sound judgment while working collaboratively and proactively with colleagues at all levels of the organization to solve problems and find sustainable solutions. As is expected of all City of Pearland employees, any candidate is expected to operate in accordance with the City's Organization Values: Trust : We build trust by providing excellent service, honoring it through accountability and effective communication. Respect : We act with kindness and empathy; embracing diversity and inclusion. Integrity : We are honest, ethical and do the right things for the right reasons. Teamwork : We are a caring workplace made up of a team working towards a shared purpose. We collaborate and support each other. Ownership : This is our city, we are invested and dedicated to its continuous success. We take pride in all we do. Innovation : We are progressive thinkers who embrace the challenge of continuous improvement. Specific Duties and Responsibilities : The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position. Essential Functions Regular and timely attendance at work. Make concrete repairs to streets, driveways, curbs, sidewalks, etc. including demolition, removal, prepare sub-base, install rebar, pour and finish, wreck forms, clean-up and sod if applicable. Repair faulty water/sewer lines, storm drain inlets or pipes, and other causes of concrete failure before concrete is replaced. Perform new concrete construction and special projects such as sidewalks, foundations, drying beds, storage bunkers, etc. Install new water/sewer lines; lay pipe; install fire hydrants, valves, tee offsets, vaults, meters, manholes, clean-outs, taps, and force mains. Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work crew. Operate any equipment as needed; maintain the equipment to run efficiently and safely. Contribute to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned. Education, Experience, and Licenses High school diploma or equivalent required. A minimum of one (1) year of experience in construction. One (1) year of experience in the repair and/or installation of water distribution and/or wastewater collection systems, preferred. Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above required knowledge, skills and abilities is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements. Class II Wastewater Collections License Class "A" Commercial Driver's License. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to operate 12 yd dump truck, 1 ton crew truck with gooseneck, motorized compaction equipment, concrete saws, 322 L Cat excavator, 580 L Case backhoe, vacuum/jet truck, mini excavator, dozer, forklift, compressor with jackhammer, 2 1/2 ton truck with gooseneck, cell phone, and radio equipment. Transit and rod for elevation shots, carpenter tools such as hammer, skill saw, jig saw, sabre saw, steel workers tools for tying rebar, portable band saw, cut-off saw, generator, sledge hammer, shovel, probes, rakes, level, pick axe, power scrud, buff float, mag flow, edger, whip vibrator, mechanic tools, and chainsaw. Skill in driving a light truck or vehicle and operating a backhoe. Skill in using hand tools to perform routine manual labor tasks. Skill in preventative and minor maintenance repair on tools and equipment. Ability to identify and correct potential safety hazards. Ability to read and interpret service orders. Ability to make sound decisions regarding changes to job plan, purchasing minor materials and supplies, and handling emergency situations. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, subordinates, supervisors, vendors and the general public. Ability to present a "positive" image of the City of Pearland. Knowledge of maintenance and repair methods used in water distribution.