Equipment Operator (General Transp Spec I or II)

The essential duties for this job include:
General Transp Spec I:
Assists in providing support to local law enforcement officials at accident sites; assists stranded motorists as required.
Assists in sanding or cleaning bridges and roads, posting warning signs, helping the public and performing other work as directed during emergency situations such as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, snowstorms, accidents and hazardous material spills.
Assists with traffic control; places and gathers cones, warning signs and barricades; flags traffic.
Maintains highways and rights-of-way; troubleshoots and performs highly-skilled roadway repairs; assists in erecting and repairing guard rails, highway markers and signs.
May serve as a lead worker.
Operates heavy equipment such as a front-end loader-one and a half cubic yards or more, tractor-trailer haul truck, large dragline, shovel, paint striper and dump truck.
Operates light equipment such as a front-end loader-one and a quarter cubic yards or less, pneumatic roller, rotary broom, spreader box, backhoe, street sweeper and mower.
Operates one or more types of complex heavy equipment such as tractor-trailer haul truck, motor grader, large gradall, heavy bulldozer, crane, herbicide truck, heavy asphalt paving machine, self-propelled asphalt profiling/milling machine and dump truck.
Performs preventive maintenance inspections (PMI), routine servicing and minor repairs on equipment; as required uses/moves equipment/tools, materials and products related to these activities to include tires and equipment attachments.
Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.
General Transp Spec II:
Performs duties of a level I plus the following:
Serves as a lead worker or project leader.
Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.
The required competencies for this job include:
General Transp Spec I or II:
Communicate effectively
Follow verbal and written instructions
Move up to 50 pounds (See essential duties for example of items to be moved.)
The Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
Leading, assigning, reviewing and monitoring the work of others
Prioritizing and organizing work assignments
The use of applicable hand and power tools, equipment and mechanical devices of the trade
The use of heavy highway equipment
The use of light highway equipment
Maintaining a safe working relationship
This job requires the following:
General Transp Spec I or II:
None in formal education
Work Experience
This job requires the following:
General Transp Spec I or II:
5 years in in Maintenance, Construction and/or equipment operation & repair
Experience can be satisfied by fulltime or prorated parttime equivalent
No supervisory experience required.
Related College education or relevant technical training may be substituted for experience on year per year basis.
Licenses and Certifications
The following Licenses and Certifications are required for this job:
Valid driver's license at time of application
Safety Impact Certificate
Commercial Driver Certificate
Other Conditions:
This is a Safety Impact position (either Safety Impact, Commercial Driver and Vessel Crew Member) and will be subject to random drug testing.
Conditions of Employment
Safety Impact certifications are not required at the time of application. As required, the Safety Impact, Commercial Driver and Vessel Crewmember certification(s) will be issued by TxDOT at the time of hire.
Must have or obtain within 120 calendar days from date of employment a Commercial Driver License Class A.
Must pass a drug test prior to employment for commercial driver, safety impact and vessel crewmember positions. Commercial drivers, safety impact employees and vessel crewmembers will be subject to additional drug and alcohol testing during employment.
In addition to the Commercial Driver License, the employee must have or obtain within 120 calendar days of employment the N endorsement on their CDL.
Required to work weekends and holidays.
Required to work hours other than 8 to 5.
Required to work under exposure to inclement weather conditions.
Required to wear personal protective equipment provided by employer and comply with all safety requirements.
Must be able to report for duty within 45 minutes of notification on a 24-hour basis.
Must attend work regularly and observe approved work hours..
Conditions for this Position: Standards of Employment
Resumes are accepted for additional information, but you must complete the online State of Texas application to include a summary of your work experience. If this information is not completed, your application will be rejected. "See Resume" will not be accepted for work experience.
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