Heavy Equipment Operator I CDL - Stormwater Utility

City Hall, 555 Walnut Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #73
Friday, October 1, 2021

GENERAL DESCRIPTION


Under supervision, to perform a variety of skilled works in the operation, maintenance and care of heavy construction of City’s stormwater infrastructure, equipment, and machinery.  These positions involve manual work in the performance of various tasks to improve drainage and flood control within Abilene, operation & minor maintenance of all Stormwater Utility Division construction and heavy equipment.    


HEO I under immediate supervision; requires skilled work, tact and the ability to meet rough grades.


HEO II is advanced journey level position; under general supervision; requiring the ability to perform highly skilled work that meets finished engineered grades.


SUPERVISION EXERCISED


Heavy Equipment Operator I – This position on occasion may function as a crew leader on small projects or in small work groups and in the absence of the HEO II. This position exercises technical and functional supervision over assigned Equipment Operators.


Heavy Equipment Operator II – This position functions as a crew leader on assigned operations. This position exercises technical and functional supervision over assigned HEO I and Equipment Operators.


IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Skilled knowledge of maintenance operations performed in rough terrain, creeks and stormwater drainage infrastructure including project oversight.

Advanced knowledge in the general operation and servicing of all Stormwater utility division construction equipment.  Ability to perform minor preventive maintenance servicing to assigned equipment and report mechanical or other problems.

Effectively utilize a variety of loaders in excess of three (3) yards capacity.

Operate hydraulic & walking excavator including the tandem and trailer used for transport, boom truck, and dump trucks.

Drive a truck tractor hauling equipment or a 2000 gallon tank, a vac-truck, a street sweeper, a mid-mount mower and tractor with pull mower attachments.

Operate gradall, crawler or large rubber-tire tractors equipped with bulldozer blades used in moving earth in the maintenance and rehabilitation of creeks, drains and borrow ditches.

Operate a motor grader with blade, scarifier, and other attachments in the maintenance and repair of creeks, drains, and borrow ditches to obtain grade and proper water flow.

Operate power tools, shovel and attachments in excavation and loading work, and repair of storm sewer systems.

Ability to conduct training, safety review, close coordination with Crew Chief and Maintenance Supervisor, available for after hour emergency situations.

OTHER JOB RELATED DUTIES


Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES


Heavy Equipment Operator I

Knowledge of: 

Operating features of heavy maintenance and construction equipment.

Proper use and occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary for the safe operation of equipment.

Heavy construction techniques and procedures.

Safe driving principles and practices.


Skill to:

Operate a variety of heavy equipment including:

  • Crawler tractor

  • Wheel loader

  • Rubber tire loader

  • Gradall

  • Hydraulic excavator

  • Knuckle boom truck

  • Self-propelled scraper

  • Tractor mower, boom mower, and mid-mount mowers

  • Street sweeper

  • 3 to 16 cubic yard dump truck and truck tractor/equipment with a tanker trailer


Ability to:

Shoot and produce a rough grade.


Perform maintenance and construction work to high standards of engineering accuracy.


Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.


Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.


Heavy Equipment Operator II


In addition to the qualifications for Heavy Equipment Operator I:


Skill to:

Operate a variety of heavy equipment including bulldozer, walking excavator or spider including tandem and trailer used to transport the walking excavators, motor grader with blade and vac-out truck.



Knowledge of:


Operating characteristics of large automotive equipment.


Division policies and procedures.


Ability to:
 
Produce a Final grade.


E Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.


Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.


Experience and Training Guidelines:


Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.  Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:


Experience:

Heavy Equipment Operator I


Six (6) months of experience in the operation of heavy equipment is required.


Heavy Equipment Operator II


Two (2) years of experience equivalent to that of a Heavy Equipment Operator I is required.


Education/Training:

A high school diploma or a GED is required.


License or Certificate:

A valid Class A Texas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), or the ability to obtain within one within ninety (90) days of employment is required.



Special Requirements:


Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:


Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, and climb.


With or without accommodation, ability to lift and carry up to 100 pounds.


Exposure to inclement weather, rough terrain, poison ivy, wild animals, noise, 


Exposure to confined work spaces, vibration, chemicals, mechanical hazards, electrical hazards, and other pollutants during spill clean-ups.


Ability to travel to different work sites.


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $18.79
  • Max Hiring Rate $22.68
  • City Hall, 555 Walnut Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America