Heavy Equipment Operator

Jonesboro, AR
Sep 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Grounds and Landscape

Proposed Salary Range

Closing: 9/19/17

Type of Employment: Staff

Employment Status: Full time (29-40 Hrs)

Location: ASU-Jonesboro

Position Summary:

The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for operating heavy equipment, such as tractors, trailers, gasoline shovels, backhoes, front-end loaders, and dump trucks and other heavy mechanized equipment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Heavy Equipment Operator will perform preventative maintenance on a wide range of grounds and landscape equipment, and various grounds and landscape duties including trash removal and pick up, planting, digging, laying sod, pruning, trimming, fertilizing, weeding, watering and weed eating.

Other responsibilities include performing various heavy and light equipment operation and maintenance, ensuring tools and materials needed to perform daily work assignments are accounted for and in good working order, attending team meetings, open forum meetings, assigned training and any meetings the grounds manager instructs, and developing computer knowledge and skills in Banner System, FAMIS, Blackboard, Microsoft Office Suites and general internet usage

This position adheres to the vision and guiding principles of the Finance and Administration Division

Perform other duties as assigned


Knowledge of procedures for operating heavy, complex, mechanized equipment in accord with manual, safety regulations, and other instructions, and operation of heavy equipment, driving, and moving mechanized equipment.

Ability to operate heavy, complex mechanized equipment, service and perform minor maintenance on heavy equipment, and understand and carry out oral and written directions and explanations.

Skill in the operation of heavy equipment.

General Days/Hours:

Availability to work after hours, weekends, or holidays as requested.


This position is considered Essential Personnel in Facilities Management and Candidate must possess a valid Drivers License.

Employees will wear daily, the assigned uniform as designated in the Uniform FMOP. Exceptions will be in writing for approval by the AVC Ensure all time cards, work orders and other assigned paper work are correct and turned in on time.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of sufficient education or training to read and write.

Three (3) years of experience in operating heavy, mechanized construction and maintenance equipment or related area.

Other job related Education and/or Experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements, except for certification or licensure requirements, upon approval or the qualifications review committee.

Arkansas State University is a public, multi-campus higher education system with enrollment in excess of 22,000 students. Approximately 14,000 students attend the Jonesboro campus where the student body is diverse. The campus has a renewed focus on international student recruitment and capital campaign development. Jonesboro has a population of approximately 67,000 and is located 70 miles northwest of Memphis (www.jonesborochamber.org).

EEO Statement: It is the policy of Arkansas State University to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons; to prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, age, disability, genetic information, national origin, status as a veteran or other status protected by law; and to promote the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive continuing program of affirmative action.