Street Equipment Operator - Storm Water Utility/Drainage

  • City of Grand Prairie, TX
  • Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Mar 23, 2019
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works Utilities Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $28,672.80 - $43,792.32 Annually

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 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:track loaders, rubber tire loaders, and dump trucks.
  • Lays drainage pipes by assisting to set grades and level ditch lines; and assembling new drainage pipes.
  • Cleans storm drains and drainage channels by ensuring the area is clear of debris.
  • Performs code work by removing limbs and other debris from roadways; placing road signs and barricades in the appropriate locations; cutting down trees; and removing debris from illegal dump sites.
  • Installs new guardrails by removing damaged guardrails; digging new post holes for replacement rails; and installing new guardrail.
  • 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 ofexperience required to be considered . Experience may be direct experience inDrainage OR related experience whichmay includework typically outdoors including use oftools and/ormachinery,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.
  • 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.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Special Instructions

Continuous