Open: Until Filled
SUMMARY OF POSITION: Operate heavy and light equipment, including tractor/trailer truck, chip spreader, backhoe, and surveying equipment; perform manual labor as part of road crew engaged in the maintenance and construction of county roads.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES (Examples of Work)
Operate heavy and light equipment in the repair and maintenance of county roads and bridges including, but not limited to, backhoe, tractor/trailer, chip spreader, and surveying equipment;
Drive 18-wheel and other trucks;
Assist in the cleaning and maintaining of equipment, machinery, and vehicles;
Prepare and maintain drainage ditches and install pipes;
Mow, trim grass, and haul brush;
Install signs for traffic control and act as "flagman;"
Operate two-way radio;
Maintain after-hours availability for emergency construction and repair;
Attend technical training as appropriate and available;
Attend quarterly safety meetings;
Perform clearing and clean up duties using rake and broom.
May assist in training other employees in proper operation and maintenance of equipment, workplace safety, job procedures, and county policies; and
May be required to remain available and assist with emergency preparedness and damage control/recovery in the event of hurricanes and other natural disasters.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of: methods, practices, equipment, and materials used in the maintenance of roadways; safe operation of heavy and light equipment and machinery used; and the provisions of the Texas Motor Vehicle Code relating to the operation of heavy and light motorized equipment.
Skill/Ability: safely and effectively operate a wide range of heavy and light equipment; tolerate outside working conditions including exposure to adverse weather conditions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, contractors, and the general public;
Lift/move 100-pound load from floor to chest height in proper, safe manner to prevent injury to self or others; climb ladders, sit and stand for extended periods of time; maintain repetitive motion with hands, arms, and legs; read and interpret written instructions and follow oral commands or instructions; compose and prepare written reports of daily activities; and
Maintain Texas driver's license applicable to job responsibilities and good driving record.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
High school graduation, or its equivalent, and ability to read and write,
Minimum three years of relevant experience in the operation of heavy equipment & road maintenance, or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED