NUECES COUNTY Equipment Operator (Public Works) in CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas

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. Other duties may be assigned. Regularly operates, inspects, and evaluates machinery, equipment, and systems to include front-end loaders, pneumatic roller, flat wheel roller, maintainer, tractor-operated auger, chip spreader, sheeps foot 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. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Any employee who drives a vehicle on official business must have a driving record which meets standards set by the County and the County s insurance carrier. 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. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. 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. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job