• Light Equipment Operator-Water

    City of Stephenville
    Job Description

    Job Title: Light Equipment Operator – Full-Time

    Department: Public Works – Utility Department

    Reports To: Utility Superintendent

    FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

    Job Summary

    This is a Full-Time position working under the direction of the Utility Superintendent. Exercises no supervisory role.

    Typical Duties: Typical Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:


    1. Participates in the work of maintenance crews performing various construction and maintenance activities.

    2. Conducts utility maintenance and repair utilizing, equipment, materials and tools required to complete work orders.

    3. Collects necessary materials, tools, equipment required to maintain, clean, and repair water and wastewater infrastructure.

    4. Performs work assignments; follows all city and departmental regulations and safety requirements while operating equipment and performing work.

    5. Contributes to work site actions to assure the safety rules and regulations are followed, and the work zone, traffic control, and all equipment are in safe operating condition.

    6. Participates in the maintenance and repairs of all equipment and ensure equipment is in safe and proper working order; Reports equipment malfunctions to supervisor.

    7. Assists in flagging traffic around work sites.

    8. Operates light machinery in accordance with all safety guidelines.

    9. Supports the divisional operations with regular and timely attendance.

    10. Responds to emergency maintenance requests during normal business hours and after hours when on call.

    11. Supports the relationship between the City of Stephenville and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with the public and City staff, maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

    Other Important Responsibilities and Duties:

    Answer questions and provide information to the public regarding problems related to assigned area; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.

    May assist in gathering information regarding equipment and supplies for budgetary purposes.


    Knowledge of:

    • Principles, practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in public utility maintenance.
    • Applicable traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations in the operation of assigned equipment.
    • Principles and procedures of record keeping.
    • Work hazards and proper safety precautions.
    • Proper placement of warning signs and work barricades.
    • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

    Ability to:

     Complete maintenance and repair work orders.

     Understand and communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

     Understand utility location marks.

     Work as a team member and follow directions of the crew leader.

     Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain water, wastewater systems, water meters and specialty equipment.

     Maintain, promote and encourage safe work practices.

     Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.

     Maintain effective audio-visual ability and perception needed for:

     making observations

     communicating with others

     reading and writing

     operating assigned equipment

     operating a motor vehicle

     Maintain a physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following:

     walking, standing, or sitting for extended periods of time

     lifting, carrying, and holding a variety of supplies and equipment, in excess of 100 lbs.

     climbing, squatting, and stooping in the performance of routine job tasks

     Effectively deal with personal danger which may include exposure to:

     extremes in hot and cold temperatures associated with working outdoors

     levels of extreme noise

     hazards associated with working in trenches

     mechanical and dust/mites hazards

     Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

     Interpret and apply Federal, State, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.

    Minimum Qualifications:

     Must be a United States Citizen;

     Must hold a valid Texas driver’s license and have and maintain a satisfactory driving record;

     Ability to communicate (read, write and speak) effectively in the English language;

     High School Diploma or GED required

    Experience and Training Guidelines:

    Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

    A Texas State Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is required or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment. Water Distribution or Wastewater Collection license is highly desired.

    Work Environment:

    Majority of work is performed outside in all types of weather including extreme heat and cold weather conditions.


    Note: the above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and physical demands required.


    By signing this form, you acknowledge that you can perform the essential duties and functions of this position with or without accommodations.

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    If accommodation is required to perform the essential duties and functions of this position listed above, pleas list the necessary accommodation below.

    The City of Stephenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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