Equipment Operator I/II CDL - Stormwater Utility

Stormwater Services, 2641 S. 9th Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America Req #291
Wednesday, April 27, 2022


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 and drainage ways utilizing skid steer and/or boom truck.

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 truck, and water truck.

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 preventive maintenance servicing to assigned equipment and promptly reports mechanical or other problems.

Performs on-call services and attend 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 Truck

b.Wheel Loader

c.Skid Steer

d.Tracked Excavator


Perform other job related duties and responsibilities as assigned by 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 to:

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.

Experience and Training Guidelines:

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 is required.

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

Shooting grade

Cutting to grade

Setting forms and working concrete

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 include the following work environment:

Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, and climb.

With or without accommodation, ability to lift up to 60 pounds and team lift up to 100 pounds.

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

Ability to travel to different work sites.

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

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $17.18
  • Max Hiring Rate $21.67
Location on Google Maps
  • Stormwater Services, 2641 S. 9th Street, Abilene, Texas, United States of America