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Position Details: Operator I

Location: Rockport, TX
Openings: 1
Salary Range: $17.36/HR



Operates equipment and machinery and performs manual labor as directed by the Road & Bridge Engineer/Administrator or other designated Road & Bridge personnel.  Directs crew members in the support of construction tasks.


1. Reports to: Crew Chief and/or Superintendent

2. Directs: This is a non-supervisory position. May serve as lead person of a crew to direct less experienced employees for job completion

3. Other: Has regular contact with other county employees and, occasionally, with the general public


Responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

As a member of the road crew, will assist in the maintenance and construction of road and drainage projects using hand-held equipment

Operate vehicles and equipment as directed.  Equipment includes, but is not limited to, tractor-trailer, oil distributer, chip spreader, sweeper, roller, brush chipper, mower, dump truck, front-end loader, A-boom, pot-patcher, culvert cleaner, Backhoe and front-end loader

Supervisory skills, as needed to complete assigned tasks

Understanding of construction methods and operations to complete tasks in an efficient and safe manner

Assist with traffic control for road and drainage projects

Assist with clean-up of project sites, Road & Bridge facilities, equipment, machinery and vehicles

Assist with maintenance of equipment, machinery and vehicles

Attend departmental meetings

Maintain after-hour availability for emergency construction and/or repairs

Attend technical and safety training as appropriate and available

Assist in training of other employees in proper operation of equipment, maintenance of equipment, safety procedures and county policies

Other duties as assigned


Knowledge of:

Methods, practices, equipment and materials used in the maintenance of roadways

Knowledge of provisions of the Texas Motor Vehicle Code relating to the operation of vehicles

Knowledge of the safe operation of machinery and equipment used in the construction industry

Ability to:

Follow directions

Direct other Road & Bridge personnel, as needed, to complete assigned tasks

Maintain an awareness of surroundings in a construction zone

Perform assigned tasks in a safe manner

Understand the organization and operation of the Road & Bridge system

Communicate clearly and consistently

Work independently in the absence of supervision

Interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, department heads and employees

Experience and Training

Valid Texas Commercial Drivers’ License

High school graduation, or its equivalent, and ability to read and write


Physical Demands

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

May require moderate lifting frequently 10-30lbs, occasionally 40-50lbs, and rarely 50+ lbs.

Frequent walking, standing, stooping, bending, and sitting for prolonged periods of time

Frequently operates motor vehicle(s) and road construction equipment

Ability to be on call and work overtime, if necessary

Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Work is performed primarily in an outdoor setting

In all weather conditions, including temperature extremes

Work can be performed in emergency and stressful situations

Individual may be exposed to hazards associated with floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and fires. 

Potential exposures include smoke, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents and oils

The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts

And is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals

The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud

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