City of Edinburg
  • 25-May-2023 to 08-Jun-2023 (CST)
  • Right of Way - Dept #3002
  • Edinburg, TX, USA
  • 13.77 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The City offers excellent benefits including paid holidays, vacation/sick leave, health, dental, life, and disability insurance, retirement system and optional deferred compensation programs.

Equipment Operator I

City of Edinburg in Edinburg, TX is actively seeking a dedicated Equipment Operator I to operate a variety of light to heavy equipment involved in construction, hauling, industrial service and maintenance projects. Are you seeking engaging work? Do you wish to advance your career as an Equipment Operator? Does working for a rapidly growing city sound appealing to you? If so, please continue reading!

This equipment operator position earns competitive pay of $ 13.77/hr. We provide great benefits and perks, including paid holidays, paid time off (PTO), life & ADD insurance, a retirement plan with a 7% employee contribution and a city match of 2 to 1, 100%-paid medical and 100%-paid dental with optional dependent coverage, workers compensation, and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Additionally, we offer our employees an employee assistance program (EAP), a healthy lifestyle program, and access to Active Edinburg fitness centers. If this sounds like the right opportunity to work with construction equipment and industrial maintenance for you, apply to join our team today!


Edinburg is the fastest growing city in the Rio Grande Valley, with a 23% growth rate since 2010, and is among the top five fastest-growing cities in the state. It has been recognized as an all-American city three times by the National Civic League, placing it among a handful of outstanding communities in the nation. Our wonderful city has exceptional entertainment, arts & culture, recreation, and education, which makes it a great place to work.

Our employees share our dedication to the city, which is why we like to show them our appreciation for their commitment. We do this by providing competitive compensation, exceptional PTO opportunities, and other great benefits to help them lead healthy, productive lives. We care about people, and that includes both our residents and employees!


As an equipment operator, you spend your day working directly with light to heavy machinery. Your work typically involves coordinating the maintenance and operation of city equipment with minimal supervision. Construction, hauling, industrial service and maintenance projects generally fill up your day, and these involve the use of rollers, graders, backhoes, front-end loaders, forklifts, dump trucks, or bulldozers. Your job is essential to the city, and you perform maintenance on designated streets, utility systems, landfills, and including providing trash & debris collections services for residents while safely following city policies and procedures. You are constantly on your toes and ready for any new and unexpected challenges that may arise in the city. This can include emergency situations such as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, accidents, and hazardous material spills.

When you aren't out in the city, you generally are back at the office filling out daily reports and other forms for machinery use, service requests, and inventory control. You also ensure that the equipment is safe to use by performing preventative maintenance inspections and proper minor repairs. You enjoy being helpful and have no problem providing assistance and support to other divisions within the department as needed. The city needs someone like you with skills in operating construction equipment and performing industrial maintenance, and you find genuine enjoyment in what you do!


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • One (1) year experience in operating light equipment along with thorough knowledge of safety procedures
  • Must have a current and valid class "C" driver's license from the Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Have a satisfactory driving record and be insurable by the city's current insurance carrier

Are you someone who prefers hands-on work? Do you have excellent oral and written communication skills? Are you attentive to detail? Do you enjoy working as part of a team? Is dependability one of your strengths? If yes, you might just be perfect for this Equipment Operator I!


If you feel that you have the right skills in construction equipment and industrial maintenance to succeed as our Equipment Operator l, apply now using our mobile-friendly application.

Location: 78541

Applicants will be subject to a complete background investigation. Incomplete, inaccurate and/or failure to report information will cause the applicant rejection from consideration.

Applicants must also take and pass a pre-employment drug test administered by the City of Edinburg at the City's expense.

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