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Equipment Operator - (Distribution & Collection Operations)

Company: San Antonio Water System
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: August 18, 2019

Job Description:

Starting Hourly Rate: $16.000. Rate of pay depends on qualifications.Job DescriptionJOB SUMMARY

The Equipment Operator is responsible for performing a variety of labor duties, which includes operating and transporting light to heavy equipment for the repair and construction of concrete curbs, sidewalks, driveways, retaining walls, wheel chair ramps, steps, rip rap, and associated restoration work throughout the SAWS service area.

Work Location:

Northside Operations Center - 15103 Capital Port Dr., San Antonio, TX 78249

Northeast Service Center - 13655 O'Connor Road, San Antonio, TX 78233

Eastside Service Center - 3930 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78220

Westside Operations Center - 2903 Hunt Lane, San Antonio, TX 78220

Dos Rios Treatment Plant - 3495 Valley Rd., San Antonio, TX 78221

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


  • Operates and maintains medium to heavy equipment such as dump truck, front-end loader, skid loader, backhoe, compact excavator, trencher, and mobile concrete mixing truck.
  • Excavates and backfills trenches in order to complete repairs.
  • Transports equipment, tools, and materials to and from job sites.
  • Loads and unloads materials from trucks.
  • Stocks vehicle with necessary equipment and material.
  • Cleans, organizes and maintains facilities, tools and equipment.
  • Observes and promotes all established safety procedures.
  • Interprets as-built drawings, schematics, block maps, and construction plans.
  • Assists with the set-up of work zone barricades and signs for traffic control.
  • Conducts inventory of tools, equipment, and materials.
  • Conducts inspections of equipment and reports mechanical concerns/issues for repair.
  • May provide training on the proper usage of tools and equipment.
  • May provide training for Texas Class "A" Commercial Driver License.
  • May provide guidance to crew in the absence of the Foreman.
  • May perform manual labor work related to maintenance and construction.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


    DECISION MAKING

    This position receives immediate supervision.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS


    • High School Diploma or GED.
    • Eighteen months' experience in the construction, water, wastewater or similar work environment to include six months' experience operating heavy equipment.
    • Position specific physical testing.
    • Valid Texas Class "A" Commercial Driver License consistent with SAWS driving policy.


      JOB DIMENSIONS


      • Knowledge of operating characteristics and safety procedures for equipment being operated.
      • Knowledge of materials, tools, and equipment commonly used in construction.
      • Knowledge of excavation, confined space, high pressure, electrical, and other safety hazards found in a construction environment.
      • Knowledge of SAWS safety practices and procedures, including traffic control.
      • Ability to operate light to heavy equipment.
      • Ability to recognize malfunction in equipment being operated.
      • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
      • Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position.
      • Ability to work under adverse weather conditions.
      • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
      • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and general public.


        List of Equipment: Equipment Operation

        The following equipment is currently considered to be generally appropriate for this position. Additional equipment not on this list must be of similar size, weight and complexity.


        • Truck
        • Water Trench Pump & Hose
        • Trailer
        • Maul & Other Hand Tools
        • Jack Hammer
        • Shoring Boards & Jacks
        • Shoring Pump
        • Whacker Tamp
        • Hole Hog
        • Assorted Size Ladders
        • Assorted Size Shovels
        • Hammers
        • Pipe Clamps
        • Copper Tubing Rolls
        • Probe Bar
        • Backhoe
        • Compact Excavator
        • Skid Loader
        • Front End Loader
        • Trencher


          PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

          Physical requirements include lifting/carrying up to 90 pounds occasionally; pushing a maximum force of 100 pounds; pulling a maximum force of 100 pounds.

          Subject to standing, sitting, walking, climbing, bending, crawling, squatting, kneeling, and working in cramped and strained positions for long periods of time to perform job scope. Requires visual acuity and speech and hearing.

          Working conditions are primarily outside with frequent exposure to inclement weather; wastewater; mechanical, electrical, chemical and confined space hazards; offensive fumes; excessive noise; heavy traffic; deep excavations; and animals, snakes and poisonous insects. May be required to comply with requirements as specified in applicable regulations for personal protective equipment, including clearance for use of respiratory protection and other associated equipment. Operates a company vehicle on a daily basis.

          Required to work hours other than regular schedule such as days, nights, weekends, holidays, on-call and rotating shifts.

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