Heavy Equipment Operator

Job description

Employment Status:Full time (29-40 Hrs) Closing:11/11/20 Proposed Salary Range:$23,412.00 Type of Employment:Staff 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:

    Operates complex mechanized equipment requiring specialized operator skill level, including cranes, bulldozers, excavator trucks, track mounted front end loaders and specialized snow removal equipmentReceives work assignments through verbal instructions or written work ordersPerforms operator level lubrication and maintenance, in accord with operations manuals, including machine adjustmentsOperates all types of mowers, bush hogs, bulldozers, front end loaders, dump trucks, forklifts, tractors in the maintenance of structures and groundsTravels to job site by truck or on equipment to be used in the jobChecks the safety of equipment operation and operates equipment for grounds maintenance, physical plant, greenhouses and farming operationsUses complex, mechanical equipment, performing tasks including erection, demolition, excavating, grading, filling, or other construction and maintenance activitiesProvides labor for special projects, such as ground work for sidewalks, curbs, and retaining wallsPerforms work at heights on equipment, such as platform trucks, aerial ladders and baskets, crane booms, and other equipmentPlants, cultivates and harvests crops operating tractors, disc, planters and levee hogMoves and arranges furniture, loads and unloads materials and other parts and suppliesPerforms preventive maintenance on equipment and reports any problemsDigs ditches for water, sewer, or gas linesPicks up and loads debris, such as limbs, rocks, or other materials on trucks and hauls to dumping areaUproots trees and levels lots or groundsHauls gravel and dirt for road repair or construction projectsOperates bucket truck for cutting and removing limbs from trees
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Knowledge of procedures for operating heavy, complex, mechanized equipment in accord with manual, safety regulations, and other instructions, and the 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:

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date

This position is considered Essential Personnel in Facilities Management

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a High School Diploma

Preferred to possess a valid Driver's License

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 of the qualifications review committee




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Job No:
Posted: 10/14/2020
Application Due: 11/12/2020
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