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Maintenance Equipment Operator II

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Facilities

If you are looking for an exciting career and great benefits, look no further!

UMass Dartmouth is the place for you! 

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:  Incumbents of positions in this series operate heavy power-operated equipment such as backhoes, front-end loaders and bulldozers used in the construction, maintenance and/or repair of highways, parks, etc.; operate heavy dump trucks, snow plows, sanders, tractor-drawn mowers and other equipment for highway and grounds maintenance; operate light vehicles such as passenger cars and panel trucks for transporting personnel and materials; perform routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment; maintain records and prepare reports; inspect contractual services; and perform related work as required.

The basic purpose of this work is to operate heavy power-operated and other equipment used in excavating, grading and other activities to construct, maintain and/or repair highways, bridges, roadsides, parks and other projects.

Follow the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.   

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED (Name and title of person from whom incumbent receives direction):

Incumbents of positions at this level receive general supervision from other employees of higher grade who provide instruction and procedural guidance, assign work and review performance for effectiveness.

DIRECT REPORTING STAFF:  Based on assignment, incumbents of positions at this level may exercise functional supervision (i.e., over certain but not all work activities, or over some or all work activities on a temporary basis) over 1 – 5 labor service personnel.

THEIR STAFF: N/A

 

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operates heavy power-operated equipment such as cranes, backhoes, front-end loaders, bulldozers and catch basin machines used to construct, maintain or repair highways, parks or drainage systems.
  • Operates heavy dump trucks, snow plows, sanders, sweepers or tractor-drawn mowers or sickle bars to maintain highways and grounds.
  • Performs routine maintenance on vehicles and equipment such as lubricating, fueling, cleaning and checking tire pressure, battery, oil, water and coolant levels, etc.
  • Maintains records and prepares reports on such matters as vehicle use, mileage, destinations, accidents, gas and other vehicle expenses, such as fuel, repairs, etc.
  • Performs related duties such as loading and unloading furniture, equipment and supplies; mixing and applying materials such as sand, salt, gravel, etc.
  • May operate equipment such as winches, chain saws, jackhammers and grinders.
  • When heavy equipment is not needed, will perform labor using other available powered equipment in connection with maintenance and beautification of State buildings and grounds.
  • May inspect work performed by contractors for compliance with specifications.
  • Operate equipment such as under bridge inspection unit; roller-over 5 ton; loader-4 cubic yard or greater; basket truck-over 30 feet; hydro-crane and cable crane, etc.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Required):

None

 

LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class II Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
  • Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class C Equipment Operator’s License issued by the Department of Public Safety. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE (List knowledge, skills, abilities):

1.     Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations governing the operation of motor vehicles and heavy power-operated equipment used in excavating, grading and related construction activities.

2.    Knowledge of the types, uses and characteristics of heavy power-operated equipment used in excavating, grading and related construction activities.

3.    Knowledge of the types and characteristics of motor vehicles.

4.    Knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in the operation of motor vehicles and heavy power-operated equipment used in excavating, grading and related construction activities.

5.    Knowledge of preventative maintenance procedures relative to heavy power-operated equipment used in excavating, grading and related construction activities.

6.    Knowledge of the types and uses of snow removal and ice control equipment.

7.    Knowledge of the types and uses of hand-held power tools.

8.    Skill in the operation of motor vehicles and heavy power-oriented equipment used in excavating, grading and related construction and maintenance activities.

9.    Skill in using hand held power tools.

10.   Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.

11.   Ability to read and interpret documents such as plans, specifications, blueprints, drawings, schematics, job layouts, etc.

12.   Ability to read, write and comprehend the English language.

13.   Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

14.   Ability to maintain accurate records.

15.   Ability to exercise sound judgment.

16.   Ability to make decisions and act quickly in emergency situations.

17.   Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.

18.   Ability to deal tactfully with others.

19.   Ability to lift and carry heavy objects.

20.   Mechanical aptitude.

21.   Manual dexterity.

22.   Physical stamina and endurance.

 

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS:

Department:  Facilities Operations

No. of Positions-1

Internal/External -X

State Funded-X

Weekly Salary: $853.16

Hours:   Monday – Friday, 6:00am – 2:00pm

Grade: -14

Union: AFT Maintainers

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits* such as:

  • 75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • State Pension Retirement Plan
  • Optional Retirement Savings Plans
  • Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
  • Twelve (12) paid holidays
  • Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
  • And More!

Benefits: Benefits at UMass Dartmouth

 

QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON JOB (List knowledge’s, skills, abilities):

  1. Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.
  2. Knowledge of the terminology, codes, standard abbreviations and standard procedures followed in operating mobile radio communication equipment. 

 

REMARKS:      

Maintenance Equipment Operators work under exposure to adverse weather conditions and environmental hazards such as noise, fumes and gases; lift and carry heavy objects; may work varied shifts, weekends, holidays, nights; and may be subject to a standby (on call) work status.    

 

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

Effective September 27, 2021, UMass Dartmouth requires that all members of the campus community are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Additionally, all members of the campus community must obtain a Covid-19 booster shot and provide proof when requested. Individuals who are not yet eligible to receive a booster shot must obtain one within 30 days from the date they become eligible.

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The deadline for INTERNAL applicants is July 7, 2022

The review of all applications will be ongoing.

 

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