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Heavy Equipment Operator

Position Title: 

Heavy Equipment Operator

Reports To: 

Base Area Operations Manager


Grounds Maintenance

General Purpose:

Operate heavy equipment for the snow removal.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Notify supervisor of any breakdown or damage to equipment and complete associated documentation.

Check all safety equipment daily for proper function.

Use all safety equipment and procedures at all times. Be aware of the safety of people working around machines at all times.

Report any existing or potential safety hazards to supervisor immediately.

Operate machinery in a safe and careful manner to avoid damage to the machines and to protect corporate property, the forestland, wildlife habitat, and natural resources.

Check all fluids and grease equipment as well as any other minor maintenance required on equipment to ensure proper function and minimize wear.

Other Responsibilities:

Conserve energy whenever possible.

Maintain clean and tidy work areas.

Assist grounds crews in maintenance of resort properties.

Other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Solid knowledge of equipment operation.

Alertness, precision, memory, ingenuity, concentration, judgment, initiative, patience, and oral and written communication skills are all necessary abilities.

Education or formal training: High school diploma or GED.

Experience: 1-year experience operating heavy equipment.

Material and Equipment Directly Used:

Loader, backhoe, skid steers, logging skidder, hand tools, lubricants, gasoline, diesel fuel, and oil.

Working Environment/Physical Activities:

100% of the work day is spent outdoors in constantly changing weather conditions including, but not limited to: extreme cold, snow, heat, wet, and thunder and lightning storms. 5% of the workday is spent standing, 5% of the day is spent walking, and 90% of the day is spent sitting and operating machinery.

Occasionally balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, fingering, feeling, smelling, listening, and using depth perception. Frequently engaging in normal conversation. Occasionally lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects weighing up to 100 pounds. Constantly climbing, listening, and using near and far acuity, color and/or field of vision.

Noise levels reach 97 decibels for up to 90% of the day. Constant exposure to mechanical hazards and vibrations. Frequent exposure to fumes/odors. Occasional exposure to gases and poor ventilation. Potential hazards include radiant energy, electrical, high exposed work sites, burns, explosives, and toxic chemicals. This is a non-skiing position.



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