Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $19.57 - $21.24 gross per hour
  • Leander


Summary: Operating vacuum and hydro excavation truck throughout the course of a job. Crew Leader will be using high-pressure water and vacuum systems for excavation, to include Potholing, trenching, tunneling, locating utility lines, subsurface utility engineering and cleaning tanks throughout the City of Leander. Supervise a crew, and participate in troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining all aspects of the water distribution and wastewater collection systems in a safe, effective, and efficient manner in order to insure public health and safety; while maintaining compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) rules and regulations. This includes water and wastewater mains, services, pumps, valves, manholes, lift stations, meter reading and related infrastructure. Crew Leader must be available to work overtime and be "Primary on Call" as assigned by supervisor and may act on behalf of the Public Works Superintendent in his absence.

Essential Duties & Required Qualifications
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

- Evaluate daily work assignments, coordinating as is necessary for timely completion of projects.
- Prepare and maintain schedules for maintenance and repair of equipment.
- Responsible for operating and properly maintaining vacuum and hydro excavation trucks throughout the course of the job.
- Operating hydro excavation truck to perform potholing, trenching, tunneling, locating utility lines, subsurface utility engineering and cleaning tanks.
- Must be able to manage water pressure in excess of 3000 psi.
- Responsible for keeping the equipment clean inside and out.
- Responsible for following city policies.
- Completing paperwork, forms, and records as needed
- Follow local and federal DOT Regulations while operating machinery and vehicles
- Good communication with other employees and customers.
- 70% or more of the job's work time is spent operating the on-board hydro-vacuum system outside the truck performing non-destructive excavation around sensitive underground piping and cables.
- Other hydrovac work consists of tank entry, cleaning and vacuuming, mobilization of equipment, truck maintenance, safety meetings, etc.
- Drive and operate equipment in a safe and professional manner.
- Properly document all company and Customer documentation/paperwork as required by law and or established policy in a clear and legible manner.
- Effectively and professionally, communicate with on-sight customer representative to locate least intrusive and safest place to park city equipment while on job sight.
- Able to lead and direct subordinate personnel to perform duties/tasks in a safe, timely, and efficient manner.
- Able to troubleshoot and as the need arises, perform minor repairs to equipment.
- Subject to after-hours, call out for emergency situations including on call rotation and special events.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Involves a leadership role in supervision such as occasional directing of others to complete assignments, may be assigned temporary or part time staff.

Required Education and/or Experience:
High School Graduation or G.E.D. and two to three years related experience and/or training, or an Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Possess a TCEQ Class "C" Water Distribution License or the ability to obtain one within 9 months of hire date, and must possess a valid Class A Commercial Texas Driver's License at time of hire with a minimum of 2-year driving experience with CDL Class A. Criminal background check and safety performance verification will be conducted. Must have a basic first aid certificate or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of the hire date and must maintain appropriate licenses and certificates.

Core Competencies & Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Core Competencies:
Customer Service: Displays courtesy and sensitivity. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations. Meets commitments. Responds promptly to customer needs. Solicits customer feedback to improve service.

Dependability: Responds to requests for service and assistance. Follows instructions, responds to management direction. Takes responsibility for own actions. Commits to doing the best job possible. Keeps commitments. Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines.

Job Knowledge: Competent in required job skills and knowledge. Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills. Keeps abreast of current developments. Requires minimal supervision. Displays understanding of how job relates to others. Uses resources effectively.

Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Displays commitment to excellence. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Applies feedback to improve performance. Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Puts success of team above own interests.

Specialized Competencies:
Judgment: Displays willingness to make decisions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Supports and explains reasoning for decisions. Includes appropriate people in decision making process. Makes timely decisions.

Managing People: Provides direction and gains compliance. Includes subordinates in planning. Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities. Makes self- available to subordinates. Provides regular performance feedback. Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth.

Project Management: Develops project plans. Coordinates projects. Communicates changes and progress. Completes projects on time and budget. Manages project team activities.

Quantity: Meets productivity standards. Completes work in timely manner. Strives to increase productivity. Works quickly. Achieves established goals.

Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures. Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines. Uses equipment and materials properly. Reports potentially unsafe conditions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to provide detailed verbal and written instruction; ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; work without direct supervision; attend and understand technical courses; maintain appropriate licenses and certifications; establish and maintain effective working relationships; must be able to communicate with other employees and the general public in a courteous and diplomatic manner; develop less experienced staff, ability to balance time pressures, emergency situations, irregular schedules with overtime, frequent change of tasks; analyze and prioritize multiple tasks using effective reasoning in a timely manner, analyze situations and adopt quick, effective reasonable courses of action, work closely with others as part of a team. Possess ability to read and comprehend operation and training manuals, construction and utility diagrams, safety data sheets, blueprints, labels, test instructions and result reporting guidelines and regulations; memos, policies and procedures. Possess ability to write daily, weekly and monthly reports including words, numbers, abbreviations, note taking, perform mathematical calculations for volume capacity, density mass, distance, rates of flow, slope and dilution; uses and manipulates formulas, mathematical word problems, percentages and metric conversions.

Equipment, Machines, Tools and Work Aids:
Ability to operate heavy (vehicular) construction equipment such as dump truck, bucket lift truck, trenchers, ventilating equipment, hydraulic equipment, hand and electric tools, jackhammer, sewer rodding machines, tapping machines, air compressor, pumps, signs and traffic signals, mowers, clippers, sandblasters, jet cleaners, motor grader, backhoe, chainsaw, shovel, two-way radio, telephone, computer, measuring devices, meters (pH, Dissolved O2, Chlorine). Possess knowledge of the Texas Motor Vehicle code relating to operation of light and heavy motorized equipment and traffic control in construction zone procedures.
Steel-toed leather boots, steel-toed rubber boots, gloves, eye protection, head protection, safety vest, and ear protection.

Physical Demands & Additional Information
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and push, pull, drag up to 150 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; explosives; risk of radiation and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud (moderate, loud, very loud).

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