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Nueces County Human Resources Department Equipment Operator - Public Works in Corpus Christi, Texas

Equipment Operator - Public Works

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Equipment Operator - Public Works

Salary

$14.91 Hourly

Location

Corpus Christi, TX

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

PUBLIC WORKS

Job Number

21-01008

Closing

Continuous

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SUMMARY

Drives various kinds of trucks and operates various types of equipment engaged in the construction, repair and maintenance of streets, landfills, alleys, county facilities, grounds and in clearing rights-of-way.

The employee is required to be on duty before, during, and after natural disasters and emergencies, as directed by the supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Include the following:

Regularly operates, inspects, and evaluates machinery, equipment, and systems to include front-end loaders, pneumatic roller, flatwheel roller, maintainer, tractor-operated auger, chip spreader, sheepsfoot roller, sweeper, compactor, and other equipment as assigned.

Checks oil, water, fuel, tires, hydraulic system, etc. and makes appropriate adjustments in order to be certain that vehicle or equipment is in proper operating condition prior to leaving for the job site.

Performs routine maintenance support and activities to include maintenance and construction work, drainage work, traffic control, right-of-way mowing, etc.

Drive a dump truck or other truck hauling materials and equipment to construction or repair sites.

Operates heavy equipment such as a maintainer in a trainee status.

Perform preventive maintenance work and make minor repairs on equipment (including welding).

Other duties may be assigned.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) plus a minimum of one year of experience as a truck driver or equipment operator.

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities, may be considered for current Nueces County employees only.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must possess a Texas Class "C" Driver License.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good knowledge of the safe operation of the equipment used and of the provisions of the Texas Motor Vehicle Code relating to operation of such motorized equipment.

Ability to service and make minor repairs on equipment and to know safety standards and prevent hazards.

Ability to operate or learn to operate equipment effectively and safely.

Ability to understand and follow oral instructions.

Good driving record.

Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with other employees.

Available benefits as a Nueces County employee:

Group Insurance Benefits

  • Health Insurance - Aetna PPO or Christus Health EPO Plan

  • Dental Insurance - optional

  • Vision Insurance - optional

  • Short and Long-term Disability Insurance - "Core" no cost to employee

  • Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Flexible health and dependent day care accounts

Retirement program - TCDRS (http://www.tcdrs.org)

Deferred Compensation 457

Paid time off - Vacation, Sick leave, Holidays

Longevity Pay

Direct Deposit

Education Assistance Program

01

Do you have a High School Diploma or GED certificate?

  • Yes

  • No

    02

    Do you have a valid Texas Driver's license?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question

Agency

Nueces County

Department

PUBLIC WORKS

Address

901 LEOPARD STREET Corpus Christi, Texas, 78401

Phone

361-888-0490

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