Arkansas Government Job EQUIPMENT OPERATOR in Russellville, Arkansas

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 agency/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.

Special Job Dimensions

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, including 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 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.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in operating mowers, line trimmers, edgers, chainsaws, and trimmers. Experience working in all climates. Experience planting seasonal flowers and shrubs.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Agency Specific Information

**Arkansas Tech University will ONLY accept applications through the ATU website at https://atu.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=1&c;=atu

In order to be considered for this position, please be sure to apply through the Arkansas Tech University website and not through Arkansas State Jobs.

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. Clery Act October 9, 2012 Arkansas Tech University is committed to assisting all members of the Arkansas Tech University community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security and fire safety compliance document, which is required by federal law, is available at http://www.atu.edu/securityact/docs/CampusSecurityReport2012.pdf. If you would like to receive a printed copy of the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can visit the Arkansas Tech University Public Safety Office at 1508 N. Boulder Avenue or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (479) 968-0222. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Arkansas Tech University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

**Arkansas Tech University will ONLY accept applications through the ATU website at https://atu.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=1&c;=atu

In order to be considered for this position, please be sure to apply through the Arkansas Tech University website and not through Arkansas State Jobs.