- 06-Jan-2014 to 20-Jan-2014 (CST)
- Public Works
- Brownsville, TX, USA
- Full Time
Retirement system, sick and annual leave, and health and life insurance.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS:
The purpose of the class is to operate medium to heavy equipment necessary in the maintenance, repair and upkeep of city facilities. The class is responsible for routine maintenance procedures under direct supervision.
Operates specialized equipment, machinery or vehicles, such as heavy construction vehicles, trucks with hydraulic pumping equipment, pressure sprayers, paving equipment, jackhammers, backhoes, or cranes.
Operates light equipment and tools, such as blowers, edging tools, sprayers, shovels, rakes and brooms.
Removes debris, litter, earth or pavement; loads material into trucks; locates and excavates underground structures or pipelines; sets poles; clears land or mows grassy areas, such as parks, playgrounds, medians, roadsides and hillsides.
Installs new structures, equipment or parts, such as pipes, fittings, meters, and hydrants.
Inspects equipment to ensure safe operation.
Performs preventative maintenance on all equipment and tools.
Assembles and loads equipment, tools, materials and supplies according to daily work assignments.
Follows established safety rules and regulations for the safe operation of equipment and machinery; reports accidents, equipment breakage and unsafe conditions to a supervisor.
Completes routine forms or reports.
INVOLVEMENT WITH DATA, PEOPLE AND THINGS
Requires comparing or inspecting items against a standard.
Requires serving others such as customers; attends to their requests and exchanging information with them.
INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS:
Requires handling or using machines, tools, or equipment that require moderate instructions and experience such as large shop equipment and machines, dump trucks, small graders, front end loaders, street sweepers, backhoes, asphalt rollers, asphalt pavers, hydraulic lift trucks, bush hogs, leaf trucks, jackhammers, gang mowers, tractors and light trucks; may repair power tools, and light equipment.
Requires performing semi-skilled work involving set procedures, but with frequent problems.
Requires performing basic addition and subtraction, such as making change or measuring.
Requires reading basic sentences, instructions, or work orders; writing simple sentences and completing uncomplicated job forms; speaking sentences using basic grammar.
Requires manual or technical tasks requiring a wide range of procedures with intensive understanding of a restricted field, or complete familiarity with the functions of a unit or small division of an operating agency; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results and occasional exposure to unusual pressure.
JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS
JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS:
Requires being responsible for guiding others, requiring a few decisions affecting a few coworkers; works in a stable environment with clear and uncomplicated written/ oral instructions, but with some variations from the routine.
VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION
VOCATIONAL/ EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION:
Requires high school diploma, GED, or specialized vocational training.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Requires a valid State of Texas Class "B" CDL.
Requires over six months and up to and including one year.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS
PHYSICAL DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:
Requires light to medium work that involves walking or standing virtually all of the time, exerting between 20 and 50 pounds of force on a recurring basis, considerable skill, adeptness and speed in the use of the fingers, hands or limbs in tasks involving close tolerance or limits of accuracy.
The job risks exposure to dusts and pollen, extreme heat and/ or cold, wet or humid conditions, extreme noise levels, vibration, fumes and/ or noxious odors, traffic, mobbing machinery, and electrical shock.
The job requires normal visual acuity, and field of vision, hearing, speaking and depth perception.
The City of Brownsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.
The City of Brownsville offers benefits including a retirement system, sick and annual leave, and health and life insurance.
This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events. This updated job description supersedes prior descriptions for the same position. Management reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
This position is contingent upon continued availability of funds.
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