Equipment Operator

Job Status: 
Closed - no longer accepting applications

General Purpose:

Works and maintains city parks and specific city owned facilities. Work will include general mowing and landscaping of parks and facilities. Will perform routine maintenance at parks and facilities. Will need some general knowledge of mowers and lawn equipment. Will also require some work on some heavy machinery. 

Salary: $11.32 Per Hour

Supervision Received:

Works under the general supervision of Parks & Recreation Superintendent. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Perform general labor. Will require pushing and riding mowers, weed eating, blowing sidewalks and curbs. Minor repairs to playground equipment. Installing seasonal lights that are placed around town. Maintenance of mowers and lawn equipment. Snow removal from select city facilities in winter. Repairs to sprinkler systems in city parks and select city facilities. Painting of playground equipment and certain city facilities. 

Desired Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience: 
(A) High school diploma or equivalent required. 
(B) Valid drivers license.
(C) Will require a CDL but have some time to achieve that. 

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
(A) Skill in operation of equipment listed. 
(B) Knowledge and ability to use tools. 
(C) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, community leaders, and the general public Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. 

Tools and Equipment Used:

Push mowers, riding mowers, weed eaters, blowers, various tools, tractor, backhoe, dump truck, lift truck, bucket truck, portable radio. 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this jo, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability adjust focus. 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee generally works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet when inside and moderately loud when in the field. 

Selection guidlines:

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required. 

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties doe not exclude the from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. 

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer ad requirements of the job change.