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Equipment Worker Houston

City of Houston

City of Houston Houston TX South Africa

6 days ago

Applications will be accepted from: All Persons Interested
Division/ Section: Houston Airports System/Maintenance & General Maintenance Services
Workdays & Hours: Varied *Shift work, including rotation, weekends and holidays. (*Subject to change)This position may be assigned duties at all Houston Airport System facilities including IAH, HOU, and EFD...

The Maintenance & General Maintenance Services section has the major focus to continue implementing improvements to the productivity and utilization of existing facilities; to keep all facilities, equipment, structures and utilities in good working order for the longest cost-effective life at maximum efficiency and in the process and maximizing customer satisfaction comparable to those depicted in a high performing organization. This team is responsible for maintenance within the Houston Airport System keeping in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, policies, and procedures.

The purpose of the Equipment Worker in the Maintenance section of the Houston Airport System is to support the goal of “Opening Day Fresh" for our airfields and grounds and to give the passengers a gateway to remember through effective, efficient, and proactive maintenance. To prevent mechanical failure, to identify and correct safety hazards, inspect, repair, clean and maintain equipment. To operate the equipment in a safe and effective manner enhancing the quality in all assigned tasks. "Must be able to pass a criminal background check, obtain and maintain federally mandated security clearances where required."

The Equipment Worker duties will include but are not limited to:
• Operates heavy equipment and operates trucks to transport equipment, refuse and/or materials to and from work sites.
• Performs a variety of manual tasks and activities, i.e. spraying, lawn care, moving furniture, roofing, painting, digging manholes, mowing, pouring concrete or asphalt, etc.
• Maintains, cleans and services equipment, vehicles, tools and facilities. Inspects vehicles for required supplies, materials and equipment.
• Observes and follows safety procedures and precautions at work-site.
• May investigate and respond to complaints.
• Prepares and maintains reports, forms and records.
• May act as a lead of a crew and coordinate and monitor work assignments and personnel.
The position requires stooping, bending and/or lifting of items of up to 30 pounds with occasional periods of walking on rough surfaces. 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 fairly complex coordinated and sequenced motor movements in response to quickly changing external stimuli.
Ability to read, write, add, subtract and follow oral and/or basic written instructions as might normally be acquired through 9 to 11 years of formal schooling.

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

May be required to have a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and comply with the City of Houston's policy on driving based on the type of equipment the individual is assigned to operate.
• ***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.****

Preferences will be given to applicant with 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. Strong communication, able to deal with people in tense situations and works with minimum supervision is a plus. Possesses the ability to solve arithmetic and numerical problems is preferred.

The selection process will involve application review and/or interview. Department may administer skills assessment test.

YES - If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Pay Grade 13

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

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 (281-233-1043). If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627. If you need special services or accommodations, call (281-233-1043). (TTY 7-1-1)

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. For further information pertaining to the Houston Airport System, please visit:

EOE Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy
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