Heavy Equipment Operator

City of Georgetown | Georgetown, TX

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Posted Date 9/20/2023
Description It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

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Under the general supervision of an assigned lead or Foreman operates a variety of heavy and light equipment in the maintenance and repair of City drainage infrastructure. Participates in general maintenance and labor activities as necessary for timely completion of projects and work orders.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a resume. There are multiple positions available.
  • Operates heavy and light construction equipment in the performance of drainage related tasks to reduce flooding.
  • Excavates using construction equipment to set curbs, lay drain pipe, and clean drainage ditches.
  • Re-grades ditches, clean culverts, storm sewers, and ponds in order to reduce and minimize flooding.
  • Sets forms for curbs and drain inlets.
  • Drives dump truck and other city trucks; pulls trailer hauling construction equipment.
  • Digs, hauls, sets rebar and forms, pours and finishes concrete.
  • Operates mower, sprayers containing herbicides and weed eater to clear grass and weeds from vacant lots, telephone poles, signs, curbs, guardrails and fire hydrants.
  • Cuts and clears fallen and overgrown trees.
  • Digs, hauls, sets rebar and forms, pours and finishes concrete.
  • Conducts safety inspections of vehicles and equipment, sets up barricades, cones and road signs, wears protective and safety gear as indicated for the work assignment.
  • Prepares, gathers and transports tools, materials, supplies and equipment necessary to complete work assignments.
  • Cleans and repairs work site upon completion of construction.
  • Serves as lead and provides on the job training to light equipment operators.
  • Provides assistance to the Street Department or Stormwater.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Education, training and Experience Guidelines

Three (3) years of full-time work experience performing work that is consistent with the essential functions for this classification. OR Any combination of experience, education and/or training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Knowledge of:
  • Construction and drainage maintenance and repair.
  • Occupational safety and health regulations, practices, and procedures for area of assignment safety procedures.
  • Routine maintenance and repair techniques for a variety of light and heavy equipment.
Skill in:
  • Operating light/heavy machinery and equipment.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Reading safety and hazard warnings on equipment and materials.
  • Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Understanding and following oral and writing instructions.
  • Shooting grades and calculating grades, elevation and drainage fall.
  • Solving construction and repair problems.

Valid Texas driving license.

Must have a Texas Class 'A' or "B" Commercial Driver's License upon hire.

Ability to obtain a Class "A" and "tanker" endorsement within six (6) months of Hire.


Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, reaching, handling, fine dexterity, crouching, bending, vision, hearing, talking, use of foot controls. Constant exposure to weather extremes, noise and vibration from equipment, moving traffic near work sites.

Hiring Range: $20.24-25.36 depending on qualifications.

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Regular-Full time
Salary22.80 Hour
Equipment Operator
Per Diem

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