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Equipment Operator

Position Summary:

The Equipment Operator performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled work in the operation of light, medium and some heavy equipment and light to heavy-duty trucks.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Operate all heavy equipment in a safe and efficient way according to all relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
  • Operate or tend equipment used in agricultural production, such as tractors, combines, and irrigation equipment.
  • Operate towed machines such as seed drills or manure spreaders to plant, fertilize, dust, and spray crops.
  • Irrigate soil, use and maintain portable pipes and pumps or ditch systems.
  • Perform daily safety and maintenance checks, to include routine maintenance and emergency repairs.
  • Perform required manual labor in construction and maintenance projects.  Monitor and maintain proper service of assigned equipment. 
  • May assist in loading and unloading of trucks, laying of pipe, using air tools and jackhammers, and other hand tools related to job.
  • Perform all aspects of asphalt lay down, including but not limited to, operation of lay-down machine, rollers, and distributor tank.
  • Maintain knowledge of safety procedures and hazards related to construction, maintenance and equipment operation.
  • Clean heavy equipment as scheduled and/or required.
  • Ensure heavy equipment is safely and securely stored.
  • Maintain roads and transportation systems in order to ensure safe roadways within company grounds.
  • May build level and excavate land surfaces using graders and other construction equipment.
  • Gather and load dirt and waste products from job sites onto trucks. Transport to appropriate location.
  • Maintain accurate logs and records and enter data in computer.
  • Assist with disassembling and reassembling screeners/conveyors.
  • Attach farm implements such as plows, discs, sprayers, or harvesters to tractors, using bolts and hand tools.
  • Drive trucks to haul crops, supplies, tools, or farm workers.
  • Load and unload crops or containers of materials, manually or using conveyors, hand trucks, forklifts, or transfer augers.
  • Load hoppers, containers, or conveyors to feed machines with products, using forklifts, transfer augers, suction gates, shovels, or pitchforks.
  • Manipulate controls to set, activate and adjust mechanisms on machinery.
  • Use company-provided systems to enter, track, and document work; run reports as required.
  • Support management with administrative work and projects as required and/or directed; support other departments with administrative tasks and other projects as assigned.
  • Communicate by telephone or in person with contractors, vendors and other service providers as may be requested by members of the senior or executive management team.
  • Support the production of monthly, quarterly, annual and other reports, as needed.
  • Participate in safety and emergency response plan maintenance, development and training activities.
  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of and adhere to organizational policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Keep supervisor well informed of activities, results of efforts, and problems/potential problems identified; recommend corrective action to supervisor.
  • Respect confidentiality in discussing visitors, clients, tenants, staff and organizational matters.
  • Report to work as scheduled and on time.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education and/or Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Two (2) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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