Equipment Operator

POSITION:             Part time; Starting salary $9.25/hourly

LOCATION:            FAMA - Landscape and Grounds, Russellville, AR

DEADLINE:             Open until filled

HIRE DATE:             Summer work

SUMMARY:
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.

TYPICAL FUNCTIONS:
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 Office of Personnel Management.
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.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  IT IS THE POLICY OF THIS UNIVERSITY NOT TO DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, RELIGION, AGE OR DISABILITY IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICE.