Lea County
  • Hobbs, NM, USA
  • 26.00 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


  • Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

  • Repairs, constructs, scrapes and fills a wide variety of County owned hard surface and dirt roads and ditches.

  • Operates a wide variety of heavy equipment, including the following, for the purposes of excavating, moving, or grading caliche or snow: bulldozers, front end loaders, scrapers, maintainers, combination water trucks and dump trucks, equipment haul truck, backhoe with truck and trail­er, rollers and/or any equipment requiring a commercial driver's license.

  • Removes snow from County maintained roads and airports when warranted by weather conditions.

  • Digs, grades and places conduit at various property entrances or under roads to prevent or relieve flooding and wash outs.

  • Mows weeds and picks up trash when indicated.

  • Hauls and removes dirt and gravel from County owned roads.

  • Distributes salts and mixtures as weather conditions and safety warrant.

  • Uses tank trucks to wet down dusty or hard road surfac­es.

  • Patches hard road surfaces when indicated.

  • Maintains and services equipment on a daily basis.

  • Utilizes hand tools when necessary.

  • Irregular hours, 24 hour on-call availability and overtime may be required.

  • The duties of the senior equipment operator are not limited to those set forth above. The employee shall perform functions, duties or assignments as given by a supervisor, consistent with ability, background and exper­tise.



  • High school diploma or GED required.


  • One year experience operating the above or related equipment preferred.

Certifications, Skills and Licenses:

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English.

  • Valid and current commercial driver's license (CDL), Class A, required prior to hire. Preference will be given if obtained before hire; must be obtained within 90 days of hire date. If not obtained, this is grounds for dismissal.

  • Ability to perform basic material quantity calculations.
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