Streets Equipment Operator II
Full-time
City of Athens
City of Athens
508 E. Tyler
75751 Athens , TX
Job Description: 

Maintains and operates various types of motorized equipment in repair of city infrastructure and facilities; undertakes a variety of maintenance activities pertaining to public works operations and services; ensure the safety of crew members and the general public; provides support to the Streets & Drainage Superintendent and Foreman.

Responsibilities Include: 
  • Operate a variety of motorized equipment such as front-end loaders, asphalt pavers, motor graders, gradalls, backhoes, dump trucks, rollers, street sweepers, trenchers, bush-hogs, skid steers, tractors with various attachments, and other related maintenance and construction equipment; operate a variety of hand tools; some equipment requires specialized certification and training for proper operation.
  • Perform skilled and semi-skilled tasks related to the completion of road repair and maintenance, drainage areas, facilities and other areas as assigned.
  • Loads and hauls fill, rock, asphalt and other road patch materials. Assists in road and street patch operations.
  • Works with asphalt, concrete and other street repair and road building materials.
  • Builds, pours, forms and finishes concrete; patches potholes.
  • Repair electrical components, wiring; replace bulbs on streetlights as needed.
  • Perform repair and maintenance on street signs when faded, damaged and/or stolen.
  • Performs duties requiring the use of hand tools, shovels, rakes, files, pliers, ratchet and wrenches.
  • Prepares assigned equipment for safe and efficient operating condition and accurately documents inspections prior to and after use.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and upkeep on equipment; inspect equipment before use.
  • Perform all assigned tasks while adhering to the highest safety standards; work to remove any unsafe working conditions; assist with set-up of traffic cones and barriers as needed.
  • Cleans roadways of debris; flag traffic, as necessary.
  • Clean and maintain order in the Service Center.
  • Respond to citizen inquiries and/or complaints in a courteous and timely manner. 
  • May be required to act as crew leader when necessary.
  • May be required to work on a twenty-four (24) hour stand-by on call basis.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned. 
Education/Experience: 

High school diploma or G.E.D. Five (5) years experience in semi-skilled manual labor and the use and operation of heavy diesel or gasoline powered equipment and trucks. Must possess (or obtain within six (6) months employment) and maintain a valid State of Texas Class “A” Commercial Driver's license with air brake endorsement. 

Special Skills/Abilities/Knowledge: 
  • Knowledge of hand tools and equipment used in grounds and building maintenance.
  • Knowledge of occupational safety rules, practices and traffic laws.
  • Knowledge of operation and routine maintenance of moderately heavy and medium to heavy equipment.
  • Skill in the safe operation of moderately heavy and medium to heavy equipment in rough, uneven or slippery ground conditions.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform manual labor and strenuous work in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to work regularly scheduled hours.
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools.
  • Ability to operate light trucks and dump trucks.
Work Environment: 

ENVIRONMENT

Indoor and outdoor environments; exposure to extremes in weather conditions; exposure to vibrations, and noise, work on slippery or uneven surfaces; work with and around heavy machinery, in or near vehicle traffic, exposure to dust and fumes from motorized equipment; possible exposure to toxic chemicals.

Physical Requirements

Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time; moderate and heavy lifting and carrying which includes the ability to lift up to one hundred pounds; pulling, reaching, bending, climbing, and kneeling; use of fingers, both hands, and both legs required; must be able to distinguish colors; must be able to operate assigned vehicle.