The Equipment Operator is responsible for operating light equipment and maintenance and service of equipment used in the upkeep of grounds and facilities. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Operates equipment, such as tractors, mowers, weed eaters, edges, chainsaws, blowers, trimmers and other grounds equipment.
Operates trucks, tractors, pumps, compressors, small cranes, rollers, graders, small concrete mixers, front end loaders, small backhoes, truck mounted core drills and other mechanized equipment.
Checks, services and assists in making minor and emergency adjustments and repairs in the field and in the repair shop.
Performs preventive maintenance and services equipment by cleaning, filling with gas, changing oil, greasing and sharpening blades as needed, and performing minor repairs.
Assists with grounds and landscaping by maintaining flower beds, mowing lawns, trimming shrubbery, pruning trees, sodden lawns, and picking up and removing litter.
Transports visitors, clients, students, and agency/institution officials to and from appointments. Moves equipment from one location to another.
May pick up and deliver office equipment, furniture, supplies, equipment parts, and other items or assists other trade shops as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of the operation and safety procedures of various types of construction and maintenance equipment. Knowledge of operations and procedures and of the proper use of mechanized equipment. Ability to operate and analyze problems in the operation and performance of routine maintenance on various types of equipment. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions and explanations and demonstrations. Ability to maintain simple records of operation and maintenance schedules.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Completion of sufficient education or training to read and write.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
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.