The Equipment Technician is responsible for operating light equipment and maintaining and servicing the 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, edger, 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, sodding lawn, 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.
Picks 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:
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus one year of experience in the operation, adjustment, and maintenance of equipment.
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.