Parks Equipment Operator - City of Odessa

Status: Full-time position

Location: Odessa, TX

Salary: $2129 monthly

Deadline Date: Until Filled

Date Available:

Job Summary: Responsible for the safe and efficient operation and care of light maintenance equipment such as tractors, loaders, mowing equipment and specialized turf maintenance equipment. Mows park grounds and turf areas such as baseball fields, park sites, right-of-ways and medians.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of the operating and maintenance requirements of assigned equipment. Ability to observe prescribed safety precautions. Ability to perform strenuous physical work in extremes of hot and cold weather environments. Seasonally leads the work activity of other workers. Ability to operate mowing equipment of various sizes and types. Dependability and excellent physical condition. Ability to keep accurate time records of work performed throughout the workday. Ability to work effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public.

Qualifications: If hired, must obtain a Texas Class B CDL License within the first 90 days of employment.

High school diploma or GED certification preferred.

Six months experience operating mowing and others equipment of various sizes.

Minimum of a Texas Class C Driver License. Prefer Texas B-CDL Driver License or the ability to obtain one withing 90 days of employment.

Safety requirement
City approved safety shoes must be worn.

Duties: Operates rotary, brush hog, and reel type mowers.
Operates tractors with various implements such as augers, discs, plows, turf vacuums, fertilizer spreaders and aerifers.
Operates dump trucks, backhoes, loaders, man lifts and forklifts.
Services equipment and makes minor repairs and adjustments.
Assists grounds workers in the performance of parks maintenance activities when assigned.
Instructs and assists in training equipment operators.
Assists with special events setup and take down activities.
Keeps accurate time records of daily task and function activities.
Lead grounds workers or seasonal laborers on an assigned basis.
Performs overtime work when required.
Performs other tasks as assigned.

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