EQUIPMENT OPERATOR III

POSITION OVERVIEW

Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Division: NORTH/SOUTH OPERATIONS
Workdays & Hours: MONDAY - FRIDAY 6:30am - 3:30pm
Subject to Change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
This individual will operate the prentice loader hydraulic gripper assembly and truck, two-way radio and safety equipment (i.e., fire extinguishers, road reflectors and personal safety equipment). Transport refuse materials to and from specified destinations; i.e., landfills, neighborhood depository sites, transfer stations, and resource recovery facilities. Perform pre/post-trip maintenance and related vehicle checks and operator services; i.e., fluid levels, air pressures, washing vehicles, etc. Complete and submit records on check in time, number and tonnage of loads, amount of fuel used, and odometer readings. Prepare a daily report of operations. MUST PROVIDE OWN SAFETY SHOES.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The position requires stooping, bending and/or lifting of items of up to 30 pounds with occasional periods of walking on rough surfaces. There are routine exposures to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture and air pollution. The position may involve periodic exposures to chemical substances and physical trauma of a minor nature such as cuts, bruises and minor cuts.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Basic knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and simple mathematical functions like percentages, ratios, etc. as might normally be acquired through the attainment of a high school diploma or GED.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Two (2) years of experience in the operation of plant and automotive equipment are required.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Must have a valid CDL License Class A or B and comply with the City of Houston's policy on driving. (AP2-2).

PREFERENCES

Eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.
* Applicants with Class A CDL, heavy vehicle training, and current Defensive Driving Certificate.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION / SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
The selection process will involve application review and/or interview.

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION
YES - If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Pay Grade: 13

SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov. To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-393-0453
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information.
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

If you need special services or accommodations, please call TTY 7-1-1.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy


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