At the City of Plano, our values make us who we are and guide us as we SERVE our city. As members of Team Plano, our organizational Values (what is most important to us) make up the acronym, SERVE (Stewardship Engaged Respectful Visionary Excellence).
Summary of Duties:Under general supervision, the Park Equipment Operator, Senior is responsible for operating specialized equipment in the installation, repair and maintenance of facilities in assigned area of responsibility.
Distinguishing Characteristics: This is the advanced journey-level classification in the Park Equipment Operator series. The incumbent plans detailed methods to attain desired objectives working within established policy. Methods require use of initiatives and resourcefulness in developing processes and procedures. Works under indirect supervision, conferring with supervisor on unusual matters.
Examples of ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
- Operates specialized and heavy equipment required in the upkeep and operation of the areas of responsibility.
- Inspects and maintains assigned equipment.
- Performs various construction, routine maintenance, and labor tasks.
- Mows, edges, and aerates grass; trims and prunes trees, hedges, and bushes; removes brush and debris; mulches flower beds and tree islands.
- Sets concrete forms; pours, levels, and finishes concrete.
- May paint lines and set up sporting equipment to include goal posts, nets, and screens depending on area of assignment.
- Welds, fabricates, installs, and repairs various components related to infrastructure
- Ensures conditions are safe in the area where work is performed; selects most appropriate working routine
- Maintain daily work orders.
- May lead the work activities of others.
- Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work schedule is essential.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Typical Decisions: The incumbent is responsible for: inspecting assigned equipment to ensure it is in operable condition; identifying potential safety hazards; use of safe work methods and safety equipment; operating equipment within the guidelines of the appropriate Operator's Manual. Incumbent must determine proper methods on each project.
Knowledge of: Operation and maintenance of equipment; routine construction, repair and maintenance methods; basic safety standards; landscaping maintenance.
Skill in: Communicating clearly both verbally and in writing; operating light equipment used in the construction, maintenance, and repair of assigned functional operations
Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
Experience: Two (2) years of previous landscaping or construction experience which includes the operation of specializes or heavy equipment.
Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements
Licenses and Certifications: Must be able to obtain a Texas Class “A” Commercial driver's license within 12 months of employment.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Must possess mobility to work in and around City buildings, parks, and facilities, to operate a motor vehicle and drive on surface streets; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work and around machines, and to operate varied hand and power tools and specialized equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, and reach when completing maintenance, repairs, and various daily tasks. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 75 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.
Employees work in and around buildings and facilities and are exposed to constant noise, cold and hot temperatures, temperature swings, dust, mechanical hazards, and hazardous odors and fumes.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Physical Demands and Working Conditions, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE/M/F/V/D
Open positions are subject to close without notice.
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