Pay Rate: $23.16/hr.

Job Posting Closing on: Friday, December 3, 2021

The City of Fort Worth is the 12th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

Sr. Equipment Operators – Backhoe jobs are available with The City of Fort Worth Water / Field Operations Division.  The Field Operations Division is a 24/7 operation and is the largest division of the Water Department and an integral function of the maintenance of the City of Fort Worth’s infrastructure.

The ideal candidate/s will be responsible for the operation, repair, and maintenance of all water and wastewater piping systems for the city and surrounding customers. These positions are essential to the daily operations of the Field Operations Division and an integral role in the department's success. The City of Fort Worth offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, which includes life, health, and various additional coverage options, as well as a pension program for our career employees.  The ideal candidates must be able to work any and all assigned shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Including working on-call on a rotation schedule.

Sr. Equipment Operator - Backhoe job responsibilities include:

  • Operate complex heavy equipment such as cranes, bulldozers, trenching machines, backhoes, and service trucks.
  • Maintain records of equipment used and operations performed.
  • Assist in preparation and delivery of equipment and materials.
  • Perform skilled and semi-skilled tasks related to the completion of assigned jobs. This includes water and sewer system repair and replacement, cutting branches, operating jackhammers, shoveling asphalt, mowing, cleaning, and other duties.
  • Ensure preventative maintenance on equipment is completed as required and inspect equipment before and after use.
  • Perform all assigned tasks and work with crew leaders to remove any unsafe working conditions.
  • Assist with setting up traffic cones and barriers.
  • Cut branches operate a jackhammer, shovel asphalt, mow, clean, and perform other necessary duties to complete work.
  • Assist in the construction, repair, maintenance, and inspection of water and wastewater utilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • At least three (3) years of previous professional experience in the operation of motorized heavy equipment; including experience with the operation of backhoe, truck, and tractor is required and will be tested.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Possession of a Texas Class A CDL driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.
  • A minimum TCEQ Class D or Type I license will be required within six months of hire. In order to obtain this license, you must be able to pass a written test and criminal background check.
  • Ability to pass a Physical and Drug Screen
  • At least two (2) years of experience in construction, utility repair, field work, or maintenance.
  • Prior utilities work experience.
  • Previous water or wastewater experience.
  • Prior experience supervising or leading a work crew in a related field.

Physical Demands:

Heavy Work – Depending on assignment, positions in this class typically exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up-to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects.

Working Conditions:

Working in all weather conditions; including extreme weather and temperatures. Depending on assignment, positions in this class typically require touching, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, repetitive motions, climbing, balancing, pushing, pulling, and lifting; depending on assignments. Incumbents may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, odors, dust, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, intense noises, gases, vibrations, chemicals, oils, and workspace restrictions.

Conditions of Employment

Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre-Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. Criminal convictions will be considered on a case by case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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