Heavy Equipment Operator I/II CDL - Stormwater Utility

Stormwater Services, 2641 S. 9th Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #757
Monday, August 28, 2023


The Equipment Operator I/II (EO I/II) position involves manual work in the performance of various tasks and projects to improve drainage and flood control within Abilene. This position requires work experience in the safe and efficient operation and minor servicing of construction and maintenance equipment. This is a preparatory position to prepare the Stormwater employee for increased responsibility in the field of drainage operations. On-the-job training to prepare the individual for this position is anticipated and will be conducted at the Stormwater Maintenance Supervisor’s discretion.


This position exercises no supervision.


Equipment Operator I

Conducts operation and maintenance duties on creeks, drainage ways and other stormwater infrastructure utilizing skid steer, vac trailer, boom truck and other relevant equipment.

Performs street sweeping operations and herbicide application using street sweepers.

Operates agriculture-type tractor mowers with shredder mower deck and/or zero-turn mowers.

Operates pickup/utility trucks, 3 to 16 cubic yard dump trucks, and water trucks.

Use chain/pole saws, wood shredders and line trimmers.

Participate in concrete repair and rehabilitation projects as well as installation of new concrete drainage ways.

Maintains creek bed using various light and small equipment including hand tools used in general operation and maintenance as required.

Perform minor preventative maintenance servicing to assigned equipment and promptly reports mechanical or other problems.

Performs on-call services and attends to after hour emergency situations, when necessary.

Equipment Operator II

Duties and equipment use as listed under Equipment Operator I.

Perform advanced operation and maintenance assignments using the following equipment:

a. Boom/Crane Truck

b. Wheel Loader

c. Skid Steer

d. Tracked Excavator


Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.


Knowledge of:

General operation and servicing of light construction equipment and hand tools.

Work hazards and applicable safety precautions associated with assigned equipment and operations.

Safe driving principles and practices.

Skill to:

Use, operate and care for a variety of tools, machinery, and equipment used in the area of work assigned.

Safely operate a motor vehicle and associated equipment.

Ability o:

Perform minor equipment maintenance repairs.

Understand and follow verbal and written instructions.

Make minor operating adjustments and recognize operating deficiencies in assigned equipment.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, both internally and externally.

Follow and embrace the City of Abilene Core Values – Respect, Integrity, Service Above Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

Perform as a team member in a manner that accomplishes the Division’s mission and treats team members with dignity, courtesy, and respect.

Experience and Training Guidelines:

For positions with more than one level, all listed requirements at the lower levels are required at the higher levels. Any combination equivalent to experience and training to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying. Knowledge, skills, and abilities may be obtained through:

Equipment Operator I


Previous work experience in the safe and efficient operation and minor servicing of light and medium construction and maintenance equipment is required.


A high school diploma or GED is required.

License or Certificate:

A valid Class B Texas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within ninety (90) days of employment is required.

Equipment Operator II


Two (2) years of work experience in the safe and efficient operation and minor servicing of light and medium construction and maintenance equipment as outlined in the Important and Essential Duties is required.

Working knowledge of maintenance operation performed in creeks and drainage structures, which include:

a. Shooting grade

b. Cutting to grade

c. Setting forms and working concrete.

d. Basic welding skills.


A high school diploma or a GED is required.

License or Certificate:

A current Class A or Class B Texas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is required.

Non-Commercial Herbicide Applicator License from Texas Department of Agriculture is preferred.

Special Requirements:

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

With or without accommodation, the “X” indicates the overall strength demand of the position during a typical workday:

___ Sedentary – lifting of no more than 10 pounds

___ Light – lifting no more than 20 pounds; carrying up to 10 pounds

___ Medium – lifting no more than 50 pounds; carrying up to 25 pounds

___ Heavy – lifting no more than 100 pounds; carrying up to 50 pounds

_X_ Very Heavy – team lifting over 100 pounds; carrying more than 50 pounds

Exposure to noise, outdoors, wet weather, vibration, chemicals, and mechanical hazards.

Ability to travel to different work sites and be available after work hours.

Ability to safely traverse steep grades often found in creeks and drainage ways.

Physical Demand Codes: The following describes whether or not the position is expected to exert the physical demands listed during a typical workday as well as the overall frequency of the task:

Codes for how often:

N = No

E = Extensive (100 – 70% of the time)

M = Moderate (60 – 30% of the time)

I = Infrequent (20 – 10% of the time)

A = Almost Never (<10% of the time)

Code / Task

  M     Standing

  M     Sitting

  M     Walking

_M__ Lifting

  M     Carrying

  M     Pushing/Pulling

   I      Overhead Work

  M     Fine Dexterity

  M     Kneeling

  M     Crouching

_ I__  Crawling

_M_   Bending

  M     Twisting

  M     Climbing

  M     Balancing

_E__  Vision

  E      Hearing

  E      Talking

____ Other: ________________________________


Other details

  • Job Family Heavy Equipment Operator - Stormwater Utility
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $22.43
  • Max Hiring Rate $28.53
Location on Google Maps
  • Stormwater Services, 2641 S. 9th Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America