500, East Overland Avenue, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, 79901, United States

Minimum Qualifications


Acceptable Experience and Education
High school diploma or GED and three (3) years experience in the operation of single axle trucks and related automotive equipment and two (2) years in operation of aforementioned equipment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Certificates and Licenses Required
Must have or obtain by date of hire a valid driver’s license applicable to job responsibilities, with a driving record acceptable to the County of El Paso;

Possess and maintain a valid state of Texas Class B commercial driver’s license. Preferred Texas Class A commercial driver’s license;

Subject to federal drug and local drug and alcohol testing regulations, which include pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, random, return to duty and follow-up testing.
Typical Duties
Essential Duties
Operates backhoes, compaction rollers, and tractors with mowing machine and loader attachments and skid loaders; positions, guides and manipulate powered mechanical, hydraulic or pneumatic apparatus;

Services and makes minor repairs to assigned equipment, and performs preventive maintenance on equipment; inspects vehicles to ensure mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order;

Trains on equipment utilized by Heavy Equipment Operator Intermediate, including but limited to front-end loaders, compaction rollers, pneumatic rollers and paving equipment;

As directed, operates front-end loader, rollers (10-12 ton), large-scale gang, slope and rotary mowers;

Operates other light equipment or vehicles related to job performance;

Operates heavy construction equipment under immediate supervision in an emergency relief or training purposes as assigned;

Secures cargo for transport using ropes, blocks, chains, binders, or covers;

Serves as back-up to labor crews performing parks and road maintenance and warehousing activities;

Performs road maintenance or construction related duties while operating equipment in order to ensure safe roadways;

Picks up rocks, leaves and trash and cleans up after heavier equipment and assists in the loading and unloading of trucks; install guardrails, repairs detached or dented guardrails; patches potholes;

Services and makes minor repairs to assigned equipment, and performing preventive maintenance on equipment including checking oils, fluids, and tire pressure;

Supports park and landfill maintenance as needed;

Paints dividing lines between traffic lanes; paint crosswalks; replaces and repairs traffic signs;

Assists as flagger to monitor traffic during repairs of roadwork; sets out signs and cones to divert traffic around construction areas;

Maintains warehouse area including sweeping, washing, and painting; removes weeds, dead trees, and brush; trim grass and trees around warehouse area;

Operates various light equipment and hand tools;

Operates trucks to transport material and equipment to work sites; loads/unloads material from trucks; delivers material to secondary warehouse;

Pumps water from flooded streets and other areas; plows snow; applies sand and salt to icy roads;

Works on road crews to maintain road shoulders; remove litter and debris from roadways; disposes road kill accordingly;

Performs park, landfill, and cemetery maintenance as needed;

Documents daily work tasks completed and mileage used on vehicles; completes other related reports;

Assists co-workers with various related tasks;
As assigned, substitutes for co-workers during temporary absences by performing delegated duties sufficient to maintain continuity of normal operations;

Substitutes, if assigned, during temporary absences by performing delegated duties sufficient to maintain continuity of normal operations;

Commits self to providing excellent customer service and demonstrate commitment through cooperative team and individual efforts;

Creates a high quality work culture through participation in and emphasis on training and mentoring to develop leadership, management, and technical skills in self and all employees, including safety related training and skills.

Other Important Duties*
Performs such other related duties as may be assigned;

Maintains a safe and healthy work place environment;

As members of the County of El Paso Emergency Response System, all El Paso County employees are designated as Disaster Service Workers during a proclaimed emergency and may be required to train on emergency response and/or perform certain emergency services at the direction of their supervisor.

Job Summary
Summary of Position
The Equipment Operator under close supervision, operates any combination of medium sized construction equipment and other specialized equipment as directed. The incumbent supports other assignments relating to the maintenance of County roads, bridges, parks and right of ways and performs related work as required.

Additional Information
Minimum Requirements: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of: principles, operations and servicing of trucks, light tractors and related automotive equipment; traffic laws and regulations involved in equipment operation; machines and tools related to job performance, including use, repair, and maintenance; relevant equipment, policies, and procedures; materials, methods, and tools involved in the construction or repair of roads;; principles and methods for the transportation of material; principles, operation, and servicing of trucks, equipment, and related motorized equipment; federal and state traffic laws and regulations involved in equipment operation and job performance; the English language.

Skill/Ability to: understand and follow oral and written instructions; perform moderately heavy manual labor under any kind of weather condition; operate trucks and heavy construction equipment; establish and maintain courteous and cooperative relationships with co-workers and management; efficient and safe operation of assigned equipment; quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions; time movements in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object; determine causes of operating errors and determine appropriate service or repair; see details at close range and at a distance; work within internal and external environments with exposure to extreme weather and temperature conditions; Pass a Criminal Background Investigation.

Each and every county position requires the following professional skills and abilities as key and necessary elements of performance:

  • Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance;
  • Work well with others and participate fully in a team oriented environment;
  • Interface with other employees and customers in a courteous and respectful manner;
  • Maintain strict confidentiality;
  • Project positive support of their department and all county organizations at all times; and,
  • Maintain and enhance the County’s commitment to customer service excellence

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