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Equipment Operator 2

Job description

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-01
Req: R-809


618S-YN - Equipment Operator 2

Business Title:

Equipment Operator 2


Employee Type:


Job Family:

Civil Service - OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The Heavy Equipment Operator position is responsible for operating heavy equipment in the operation of material moving, snow removal and any other maintenance/construction activity required for Washington State University.

Required Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of heavy equipment including operation of bulldozers, graders, excavators, cranes, or similar equipment; or, full journey status as a Heavy Equipment Operator by work experience, vocational or trade school apprenticeship program, or any combination of the above.

  • High School education or GED.

  • Must possess, or be able to obtain at time or hire, a valid driver’s license.

  • Must possess, or be able to obtain at time or hire, a valid, Class A CDL.

  • Must have ability to work varying shifts.

  • Must be able to pass a “hands on” skills test for the excavation of buried utilities using backhoes and excavators.

  • Must have journey level skills as a heavy equipment operator for multiple types of equipment such as backhoes, excavators, motor graders, small cranes and boom trucks, sweepers, front end loader, telescopic boom forklifts, sewer vacuum / jetting machines, and multiple sizes and styles of trucks up to low boy tractor and trailer combinations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Four years full time journey level heavy equipment operator experience including operation of backhoes, excavators, graders, loaders or similar equipment and/or equivalent work in utility/maintenance and street and road construction, maintenance and repair.

  • Experience moving equipment and/or furniture. Snow plowing/removal experience.

  • Underground utility installation and maintenance experience. Street and road construction/maintenance experience.

Additional Information:

Department Name:

Facilities Services

Department Link:


City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA 99164

Monthly Salary:






Posting Close Date:

Applicants must submit their completed application by April 18, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Applicants who are invited to interview will be asked to complete a skills test. More information regarding this will be provided at time of scheduling interviews.

Required Documents:

  • Resume,

  • Cover letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 7/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time