Water-Wastewater - HEO
Bellmead City Hall
Bellmead, TX

About $39,000 - $53,000 a year

EducationSkills
City of Bellmead
JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Water / Wastewater - Heavy Equipment Operator FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Utilities Superintendent Revision Date: 10/02/2019

JOB SUMMARY
Under the general direction of the Utilities Superintendent, the Heavy Equipment Operator operates a variety of heavy
equipment in the maintenance, repair, and construction of water/waste water collection systems and related facilities.
Participates in general maintenance and labor activities as necessary for timely completion of projects and/or work orders.

SUPERVISION
RECEIVES direct supervision from the Utilities Superintendent and/or Senior Heavy Equipment Operator

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative
duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of
this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as
required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the
employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Crew Leader/Utilities Maintenance

  • Operates equipment in the installation and repair of water/wastewater collection systems and related
facilities.

  • Maintains inventory of necessary supplies, materials, and tools to complete work orders and tasks.
  • Knowledge & ability to remove/install valves, clamps, fittings, water meters, pumps, etcetera as related to
water/waste water collection systems.

  • Operate equipment to prevent damage to other utility lines while digging.
  • Answer emergency calls from the public and other agencies taking appropriate action such as placing
traffic barricades, signage, and cones as directed.

  • Responds to inquiries and complaints from citizens, contractors, developers and other City departments.
  • Provides technical assistance and guidance to laborers, as related to current or proposed construction or
maintenance projects.

2. Heavy Equipment Operations

  • Operate a variety of heavy construction and maintenance equipment including but not limited to dump
truck, back hoe, trenchers, front end loaders, vactor, jet rodders & compaction equipment.

  • Utilize a variety of hand and power tools in water/wastewater maintenance and facilities maintenance
work.

  • Organize tools, equipment, and supplies necessary to complete assigned tasks.
3. Safety/Equipment Maintenance

  • Maintain safety regulations including wearing appropriate clothing, erecting proper barricades and
signage.

  • Inspect, clean, and maintain equipment and tools used to ensure they are in safe operating order.
  • Perform routine inspections of assigned areas to detect any necessary repairs or hazardous conditions.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance on equipment as assigned making minor repairs and
adjustments for safety reasons.

  • Utilize proper safety precautions related to all work performed.
4. Other Duties

  • May be required to assist in the setup, teardown, and cleanup for special events and meetings.
  • May occasionally be required to work on-call, evenings or weekends.
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  • Assist in other departmental operations when needed.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines:
A High School diploma or equivalent is required. A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in heavy equipment operation
and construction experience. Posses or obtain a class D TCEQ certification in water/wastewater within 1 year and
possess or obtain a class C TCEQ certification in water/wastewater within a 2-year period. Must possess a Class B CDL
preferably with tanker endorsement.

Knowledge of:
  • Operation and maintenance of a variety of heavy and light equipment, as well as power and hand tools in the area of
water/ wastewater construction.

  • General maintenance and repair techniques for a variety of heavy and light equipment.
  • Construction and installation methods and practices of area of assignment.
  • Practical elements of water/wastewater construction.
  • Basic mechanical aptitude.
  • Laws and regulations affecting water/wastewater maintenance activities.
  • Occupational safety and health regulations, practices and procedures for area of assignment.
  • Safe handling techniques of hazardous chemicals and materials.
  • Traffic laws, ordinances and rules involved in truck and equipment operations.
  • English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • City policies and procedures.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Following oral and written communications and directions.
  • Planning and organizing materials and supplies necessary to complete work orders and daily assignments.
  • Operating assigned equipment, tools, and vehicles.
  • Resolving customer complaints, and concerns.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Follow City policies and procedures.
  • Be punctual and regular in attendance.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND CONDITIONS

  • The physical activity of this position
o Balancing - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow,
slippery, or erratically moving surfaces.

o Stooping - Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.

o Reaching - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

o Standing - Particularly for sustained periods of time.

o Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one
work site to another.

o Pushing - Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward,
downward or outward.

o Pulling - Using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

o Lifting - Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-
position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of
upper extremities and back muscles.

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o Finger Dexterity - Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the
whole hand as in handling.

o Grasping - Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

o Feeling - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with
skin, particularly that of fingertips.

o Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they
must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

o Hearing - Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to
receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sound.

o Repetitive motion - Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.

  • The physical requirements of this position
o Heavy work. Exerting in excess of 75 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force

frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • The following personal protective equipment may be required and must be worn when required by the task being
performed

o Hardhats, gloves, eye protection, ear protection, reflective vests and proper footwear up to and including
steel toed boots.

  • The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field vision.
o The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: visual inspection

involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using
measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

o The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines, such as
lathes, drill presses, power saws and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm's reach; performs
mechanical or skilled trades, tasks of a non-repetitive nature.

o The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.
  • The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position
o The work is performed primarily within outside environmental conditions; with travel from area to area.

o The worker is subject to exposure to hazardous traffic conditions

o The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside with
temperatures that may be below 32° or above 100° for periods of more than one hour. Consideration
should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.

o The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard
above ambient noise level.

o The worker is subject to hazards including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving
mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

o The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the
respiratory system or the skin: chemicals, fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

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The job description is not an employment agreement, contract agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive
right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

I have read this job description and understand the contents. By signing below, I further understand and agree this job
description applies to my current position, and I am responsible for meeting the requirements outlined.

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The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed, as of the date of preparation and

approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the
position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by

supervisor. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and

all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate the individual with disabilities.

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