Heavy Equipment Operator

  • El Paso, Texas
  • Feb 23, 2019
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works
  • Salary: $30,469.82 - $46,946.66 Annually

Job Description


Candidate must have equivalent to two (2) years of experience operating medium or heavy equipment.
Licenses and Certificates :
• Texas Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or equivalent from another state.
• Some positions may require a Texas Class "A" CDL or equivalent from another state. CDL may require specialized endorsements depending on area of assignment
• Some positions may require a Municipal Solid Waste Operator Class C License.
Special Requirements:
• Positions requiring a CDL or positions of a safety sensitive are subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with federal regulations.
• Some positions must pass a criminal background check and obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearance for working at an airport.

General Purpose

Under general supervision, operate any of a variety of heavy motorized equipment utilized in the most difficult or unusual construction, repair, maintenance and other operations of numerous departments, divisions and activities, as qualified.

Typical Duties

Operate heavy equipment, including, but not limited to, articulated dump truck and water wagon, rubber tired and tracked hydraulic excavators, and comparable earth moving or heavy construction equipment, such as, asphalt paver, bulldozer, landfill compactor, milling machine, motor grader, scraper, as assigned. Involves: Coordinate interactions to attach, set up, start, stop, position, guide and manipulate intricate powered mechanical, electrical, hydraulic or pneumatic apparatus to dig, push, pile or load materials. Monitor instruments and precisely adjust such factors as speed, flow, temperature and pressure when feeding, bearing-off, hoisting and transporting solids or fluids. Sub-grade streets for paving, or grade and blade dirt streets and alleys. De-silt basins. Cut and fill water and sewer line, or deep drainage ditches. Lay water and sewer mains. Excavate roadbeds. Perform other complicated construction, repair, maintenance or operations related work, which includes excavating, grading, digging, piling, pushing and loading a broad range of materials. Inspect work site prior to, during and following activities. Identify, recommend and undertake work according to priorities and established schedules.
Supervise or direct laborers and other workers in routine work assignments, if delegated. Involves: As assigned or authorized, participate in various lead work responsibilities including, assigning or delegating work, reviewing, inspecting and accepting work, training and developing employees.
Perform a variety of duties as required. Involves: Inspect, clean, grease and fuel equipment. Identify and perform basic equipment preventative maintenance servicing and minor repair work to maintain operating condition and meet safety requirements. Engage in manual labor as necessary to work assignment. Interact with other departments, employees, contractors, vendors or the public.

General Information

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Salary Range: $14.65 - $20.59 per hour
The starting salary is generally at the beginning of the salary range.

Test date: March 26, 2019

Please note: Candidates who pass the written examination will be invited to take the practical examination.

Please note: Current opening is at the Environmental Services Department. However, this eligible list could be used to fill positions located in other City departments.

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of applications have been received.

Note: Applicants with a foreign degree must have all relevant documents translated and evaluated by a college, university, or credentials evaluation services department prior to submitting them to the Human Resources Department.
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