Equipment Operator I

  • Houston, Texas
  • Apr 17, 2020
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Public Works
  • Salary: $14.17 - $17.05 Hourly USD

Job Description


Division/ Section: Bush Intercontinental - Infrastructure Maintenance
Reporting Location: 4500 Will Clayton Parkway - Houston, Texas
Workdays & Hours: Shift work, including rotation, weekends and holidays (subject to change).

The purpose of the Infrastructure Division is to effectively manage the HAS's infrastructure by establishing and maintaining asset management standards and effectively executing capital renewal and rehabilitation projects.
The purpose of the Equipment Operator I in the Infrastructure Maintenance section of the Houston Airport System is to support the goal of "Opening Day Fresh" by prolonging the life and aesthetic beauty of the airport's owned assets through effective, efficient, and proactive maintenance. The Infrastructure Maintenance business unit ensures the airport maintains its annual operating certificate by performing key maintenance functions as mandated by Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) - Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 139. Implementing a robust Pavement Management Program, manage Landside and Airside Mowing Activities. Support the eco-structure of the airport by Managing Ditch Maintenance and Erosion Programs using Best Management Practices. "Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required."
TheEquipment Operator Iwill include but is not limited to:
  • Operate heavy equipment.
  • Observe and implement safety procedures and precautions at work-site.
  • Maintain and clean equipment and tools.
  • Perform a variety of manual tasks and activities, i.e. spraying, lawn care, moving furniture, roofing, painting, digging manholes, etc.
  • Investigate and respond to complaints.

The position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items, such as typewriters or records boxes (up to 40 pounds) and/or very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis. There are routine exposures to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture and air pollution. The position may involve periodic exposure to chemical substances and physical trauma of a minor nature such as cuts, bruises and minor burns. Requires the ability to make coordinated eye/hand movements within fairly fine tolerance and/or calibration demands; or the ability to make closely coordinated eye/hand movements on a patterned response space within moderate tolerance demands.


Ability to read, write, add, subtract and follow oral and/or basic written instructions as might normally be acquired through nine (9) to eleven (11) years of formal schooling.

Six (6) months experience in the operation of plant or automotive equipment and attachments are required.

Depending on the type of equipment to be operated, a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) may be required. Requires compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving.


Proficiency in the operation of a two-way radio a plus. The availability to work all shifts, including rotation, weekends and holidays preferred. Experience with implementing Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) - Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 139 a plus. Possesses the ability to solve arithmetic and numeral problems is preferred. ****Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.****


The selection process will involve application review and/or interview. Department may administer skills assessment test.
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.
Pay Grade - 8

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at:
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call (281-233-1893).
If you need special services or accommodations, call 281-233-1893 (TTY 7-1-1). If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.
Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter and resume along with their completed application when applying.
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Closing Date/Time: 4/30/2020 11:59 PM Central

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