Heavy Equipment Operator - Concrete

  • City of Grand Prairie, TX
  • Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works
  • Salary: $33,682.06 - $51,441.52 Annually USD

Job Description

Job Summary

Operate heavy equipment for a variety of construction and maintenance operations within the City by using equipment such as: backhoes, rollers, graders, and front-end loaders to complete construction projects and assisting with street operations. Other duties include performing preventative maintenance, providing traffic control, and interacting with other City employees and citizens.

Essential Job Functions

  • Performs heavy equipment operation in order to maintain landfill by using equipment to push trash; maintaining the appropriate grade and compaction levels; hauling dirt; loading truck with excavator; driving truck to work site; combining trash and dirt in order to grade; and managing site.
  • Assists with landfill operations by screening waste that may be hazardous; providing facility maintenance; excavating loads of metal for recycling; moving wood chips, recycled dirt, and concrete; maintaining stock piles; pushing brush, wood, concrete, and dirt with bull dozer.
  • Provides traffic control by directing traffic at work site; and communicating safety rules to customers.
  • Performs preventative maintenance by greasing equipment; cleaning filters; checking all fluids; inspecting undercarriage; tracking inspections; and cleaning tracks.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with six months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Junior college, vocational, business, technical or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training.
  • Over two years up to and including four years experience with heavy equipment.
  • Valid Class A CDL Driver's License
  • Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
  • Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
  • Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
  • The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion.
  • Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers or temporary employees.
  • Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action.
  • Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Special Instructions


Job Address

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