Job Posting: Light Equipment Operator

Light Equipment Operator
Date Posted: 02/16/2016
Close Date: Open Until Filled
Salary: DOE
Schedule: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Reports To: Heavy Equipment Specialist/Foreman or Street & Drainage Superintendent
Summary of Position:

Operates light equipment in the maintenance and repair of city street, drainage, water and wastewater systems.

Organizational Relationships

  1. Reports to: Heavy Equipment Specialist/Foreman or Street & Drainage Superintendent.
  2. Directs: This is a non-supervisory position.
  3. Other: Has contact with other city employees and occasionally with the general public.
Essential Duties:

Assists with the maintenance of streets, sidewalks, gutters, and curbs by using overlays, cement, reinforcing steel, asphalt, sand, gravel, and patching compounds;

Installs, repairs, and maintains drainage pipes, catch basins, and related components;

Operates backhoe, dump trucks, asphalt trucks, rollers, air hammers, shovels, mower, pick, and hand tools;

Sets up barricades at work sites to warn traffic of hazardous areas;

Maintains, plants, and/or trims grass, trees, and brush, using chainsaw and/or other light equipment;

Loads, transports, and unloads necessary materials for assigned projects;

Performs minor repairs on equipment;

Collects brush, garbage, and debris and loads onto truck;

Assists with concrete application and form building for same;

Assists other personnel painting street signs, curbs, and stripes on roads.

Drives a truck if required;

Works overtime as necessary; and

Maintains on-call status as assigned.

Other Important Duties*

Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

duties as necessary.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds and push/pull/drag up to one hundred (100) pounds of material; work in wet and muddy areas and trenches to a depth of twenty-five (25) feet; climb elevated structures to a height of fifty (50) feet; walk, climb, kneel, squat, stoop, bend and twist for extended periods of time; walk long distances while reading meters; work indoors and outdoors in extreme temperatures including heat, cold and/or wet weather.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of: methods, practices, material and equipment used in street and drainage system maintenance; operation of light equipment and machinery; safety procedures; and use and care of tools and specialized equipment.

Skill/ability to:

understand and carry out written and oral instructions; learn to operate standard maintenance equipment; establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers; outdoors and maintain a Texas driver’s license applicable to job responsibilities and a good driving record.

Acceptable Experience and Training:

High school graduation, or its equivalent, and one year o experience in the maintenance of roads, streets, and/or drainage systems involving a wide variety of methods and equipment, concrete and asphalt work, backhoe, rollers and specialized trucks;

Or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Certificates and Licenses Required:

A valid Texas driver’s license;

How to apply: Download an application here , or

Applications may be obtained from and submitted to Human Resources City of Ingleside, 2671 San Angelo Street, P.O. Drawer 400, Ingleside, TX 78362, telephone 361-776-2517, or email at

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Do not send resumes without an application. Resumes submitted without a City of Ingleside application will not be considered.

For More Information: Contact Human Resources Dept. at 361-776-2517.