City of Laredo Jobs Opening For Heavy Equipment Operator

Job Description:

Operates heavy equipment such as: backhoe, bulldozer, loader, front end loader, scraper, grader, excavator, dump truck, lowboy, etc. Responsibilities include: rough excavation, spreading, compaction, covering, and finishing to a prescribed fine grade.

Job Responsibilities:

  • May assist in training new employees and in assigning, checking, and approving work of laborers and other equipment operators.
  • Will be required to drive a City vehicle for City business use.
  • May assist in performing unskilled or semi-skilled labor such as installing fences, directing traffic, trimming trees, shrubs, and all other duties as needed to maintain the City.
  • Assists in maintaining good communication between staff, visitors, and other business contacts.
  • Conducts pre-operation inspections of equipment, identifies equipment problems and reports problems to supervisor for repairs.
  • Must follow all rules of telephone and/or hand held radio courtesy in all communications.
  • Performs basic maintenance on equipment and tools including washing, changing oil, and greasing.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
  • Required to comply with all City of Laredo’s policies and procedures.
  • Ability to perform strenuous and routine work.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language and orally in the Spanish language.
  • Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the position.
  • Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints.
  • Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
  • Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to give directions to and gain compliance from assigned staff.
  • Ability to take and follow directions from supervisor.

Qualification & Experience:

  • At least five (5) years of experience as a heavy equipment operator (examples of heavy equipment are: backhoe, bulldozer, loader, front end loader, scraper, grader, excavator, dump truck, lowboy, etc.) or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Knowledge of preventive maintenance procedures.
  • Knowledge of and skill in operating various types of heavy equipment.
  • Knowledge of the geography of the City including major streets and landmarks.
  • Knowledge of traffic rules and regulations, and safe operation of heavy equipment.

Job Details:

Company: City of Laredo

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Other

Job Location:   Laredo, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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