Equipment Operator II

Salary: $19.19 – $28.80 per hour



Location: Fort Worth, TX



Position Summary:

The Heavy Equipment Operator II is responsible for safely and proficiently transporting and operating heavy equipment on various TRWD projects as well as keeping the equipment clean and in good working order. Equipment Operators work as part of a team to assist with other duties such as vegetation maintenance, structure inspection and repair, and manual labor.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this position.

  • Transport heavy equipment using truck and trailer to various job sites
  • Operate heavy equipment such as uniloader, backhoe, water truck, grapple truck, ag tractor, gradall, dump truck, excavator, dozer, track and rubber tire loader, and maintainer
  • Communicate equipment mechanical issues to fleet mechanics
  • Clean, maintain and inspect all equipment daily
  • Locate underground services, such as pipes or wires, prior to beginning work
  • Perform data entry on work orders and for timekeeping
  • Train others in the operation of equipment
  • Monitor operations to ensure that health and safety standards are met
  • Maintain clean work environment
  • Interact and coordinate with other TRWD personnel
  • Perform construction projects including, but not limited to, building fences, pouring and finishing concrete, carpentry, and painting
  • Assist with compilation of work plans and cost estimates for jobs
  • Perform maintenance and inspections of floodgates, dam, and spillway structures
  • Perform general maintenance of TRWD structures and grounds including pipeline and floodway
  • After hours Emergency Response
  • Maintain familiarity with strategic District levels of service
  • Continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts
  • Perform other duties as required


Required Experience:

  • Three (3) years of experience working with heavy equipment and ability to show proficiency operating the following pieces of equipment:
    • Water truck
    • Grapple truck
    • Ag tractor
    • Dump truck
  • Plus, proficiency with three (3) of the following pieces of equipment:
    • Gradall
    • Uniloader
    • Backhoe
    • Excavator
    • Dozer
    • Track and rubber tire loader
    • Maintainer
    • Heavy haul lowboy
  • Light mechanical knowledge to communicate equipment issues to fleet mechanics
  • Understanding of and ability to shoot grade


Desired Experience:

  • None


Required Education/Certification/License:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Texas CDL Class A with tanker (N) endorsement and without restriction E


Desired Education/Certification/License:

  • None


Success Factors/Job Competencies:

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others’ needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job
  • Independence — Job requires developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done
  • Self-Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear. Employees must regularly lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically resides out in the field exposing the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time. This position will also work in confined spaces, on waterways such as lakes or rivers, at various heights and on slopes with a 2:1 grade.

 For HR Use Only (POS#39)

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 550.40 550.00 0.40
Benbrook 697.53 694.00 3.53
Bridgeport 824.04 836.00 -11.96
Cedar Creek 322.01 322.00 0.01
Eagle Mountain 648.97 649.10 -0.13
Lake Worth 591.89 594.00 -2.11
Richland-Chambers 315.35 315.00 0.35
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
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