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“We handle anything from changing a light bulb to paving a road.”
For Bobby Waltman, every day on the job brings something different.
“Every day I’m learning something, whether it be from the job or the people you are working with,” said Waltman.
Bobby is a Heavy Equipment Operator for the Public Works department. Although he has only been with the City of Buda for a little under a year, he has shown his versatility on the job.
“I’ve been running equipment since I was probably 14-years-old. My family owned a utility construction company. I grew up on a ranch around equipment."
All of that experience helped prepare him for the various tasks he has to perform on a daily basis.
“Today we poured five yards of concrete. We worked on a manhole so we could get it to overlay and we did four different sidewalk repairs.”
Bobby says without his co-workers, none of it would be possible.
“We make it happen and get a lot of stuff done.”
Turns out, working for City Government runs in the family.
“I grew up on a big ranch. I was a handyman and had a lot of sisters. I was the only man there at the time to take care of the place. My mother is retired. She worked for the City of College Station, City of Grapevine and the City of Boerne. Now she just moved to the City of Bryan. It’s in my blood and I enjoy working for the community.”
We are proud that Bobby has chosen to work for the City of Buda.
You can watch the video version of this story here: Employee Spotlight Video - Bobby Waltman