Equipment Operator - Dirt

  • City of Grand Prairie, TX
  • Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Feb 16, 2023
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works
  • Salary: $37,065.60 - $51,438.40 Annually USD

Job Description

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to operate various types of equipment in order to maintain the City's sidewalks and streets. An equipment operator in streets may work in any one of these key areas: Asphalt Crew, Drainage Crew or with the Concrete Crew based on experience and ability. This position will be working in the Dirt Crew .

This is accomplished by operating various equipment; maintaining streets and sidewalks throughout the City; laying drainage pipes; cleaning storm drains and drainage channels; performing code work; installing new guardrails; and completing roadwork for new construction. Other duties include performing preventative maintenance on equipment; and interacting with other City employees and citizens

Essential Job Functions

  • Loads materials by running equipment such as: backhoe, rubber tire loaders, concrete breaker, concrete saw and dump trucks.
  • Maintains streets and sidewalks throughout the City by sawing, breaking, digging, and setting forms; pouring and finishing concrete work; cutting and tying steel, etc.
  • Completes roadwork for new construction by assisting in setting grade elevations; compacting sub base; water sub base; shoveling and picking to assist in making grades.
  • Performs preventative maintenance by inspecting and performing required maintenance and repairs of all equipment used.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required to be considered.
  • 1 year of experience required to be considered. Experience may be direct experience in Concrete OR related experience which may include work typically outdoors including use of tools and/or machinery, construction work, warehouse work using forklifts or other similar type experience.
  • Valid Class A CDL Driver's License preferred or ability to obtain within 180 days.
  • Assistance in obtaining a Class A CDL in available. We are authorized to train and test on site.
  • Ability to read basic papers, instructions, directions etc.
  • Ability to deal with numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement.
  • Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses.
  • 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.

Additional Information

Work may include any day of the week, after hours or on weekends as needed to complete work or to assist in special projects.
Closing Date/Time: 7/26/2023 5:00 PM Central

Special Instructions

7/26/2023 5:00 PM Central

Job Address

Grand Prairie, Texas United States View Map