Fort Bend County

Heavy Equipment Operator - Road & Bridge

Job Locations US-TX-Richmond
Posted Date 2 years ago(1/31/2022 12:53 PM)
Job Code
# of Openings
Min Start Salary
USD $19.71/Hr.
Operator/Skilled Trade
Max Start Salary
USD $24.63/Hr.


Operates heavy equipment to construct and maintain county roads, bridges and rights of way.  Participates in planning of programs, policies or objectives for own work group and department.


  • Operates all light and heavy construction equipment for road construction and drainage improvement. 
  • Responsible for scheduled maintenance on assigned equipment. 
  • Sprays Herbicide and insecticide chemicals. 
  • Assists with construction projects including concrete and asphalt.  Finishes concrete work and repairs; patches potholes requiring intense hand work.
  • Excavates ditches and set culverts to proper elevations. 
  • Performs shop duties and all duties of lower level positions as necessary. 
  • May supervise the work of a work crew on a project basis as lead person. 
  • Held accountable for all equipment used and uniforms issued. 
  • Participates in activities and duties related to emergency management during a local state of disaster as directed by appropriate county managers.


  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Two years job related experience as an equipment operator. 
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions. 
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to operate required heavy equipment. 
  • Knowledge of road design and/or drainage channel design construction and maintenance. 
  • Valid Texas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL); Good driving skills. 
  • Good interpersonal skills along with the ability to deal effectively with other employees, follow instructions and complete assignments within time constraints. 


SALARY RANGE: $19.71 - $24.63 hourly based on qualifications

CLOSING DATE:  Upon filling position


All full-time and part-time employees are members of the Texas County District Retirement System (TCDRS). Full-time employees also enjoy a wide-range of great benefits.



Fort Bend County is an equal opportunity employer, committed to non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy status (including childbirth and related medical conditions), national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, age (40 and over), physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected military and veteran status, political affiliation or beliefs, or any other classification protected by state, federal  and local  laws, unless  such classification is a bona fide occupational qualification.


For more information on Fort Bend County's Title VI / Nondiscrimination Statement, visit


To be considered for employment, all interested candidates must complete the required Fort Bend County online employment application located at


Fort Bend County is committed to providing equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. FBC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state and local laws regarding disability discrimination and accommodation.




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