Temporary Equipment Operator CL1

The Temporary Equipment Operator CL1 is one of an 11-member team in the Grounds Shop responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the campus grounds and the general care of the campus community for event set up and close out, office relocations, infrastructure project assistance, and the like. This position is especially critical during the winter months to perform snow plowing, sanding and snow removal in assigned area(s) utilizing >1 ton plow trucks, 1-ton trucks, pickup trucks, and the other shop equipment. The position also assists in the upkeep of the campus roads, walkways, decks, patios, etc. for the safety of the campus community, visitors and the general public.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Operates a variety of motor vehicles, including auxiliary devices, to move, transfer and haul materials, supplies, earth, snow, and other matter, to include loading and unloading of materials.
2. Performs rough grading and/or landscape work using machinery, power and hand-held manual tools. Work includes, but is not limited to, cordoning off open pits, fallen trees and downed lighting to grooming campus lawns, posting and maintaining signage to removing debris from campus roads, walkways and grounds.
3. Operates equipment such as snowplows with wing, sand dispensers, and dump mechanisms to keep campus roadways, walkways and paths cleared and accessible during winter months.
4. Performs all duties of a Facilities Maintenance Worker CL1 within the Grounds Shop. Work includes, but is not limited, to fixing roadway hazards (potholes, uneven pavement, crosswalk striping, removing debris on campus grounds, assisting with trash pickup and removal, etc.
5. Performs clean out work in laboratories, residence halls, kitchens, classrooms, offices, etc. which necessitates moving heavy materials and equipment and may involve the removal of unsafe and unhealthy materials.
6. Performs inspections prior to each usage of equipment and vehicles to ensure proper operations. May perform minor repairs of equipment, as needed.
7. Position requires working the Commencement weekend each spring.
8. Working an evening shift during the winter months (snow season) is required as needed to meet the needs of snow removal on campus.
9. Typically requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, lifting, pulling, pushing, reaching, standing, sitting, and repetitive motions.
10. Works effectively and cooperatively with members of the Facilities Management staff, UMaine administration, the campus community, and external clients and customers.
Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications:
1. Valid Maine CDL Class B or Class A driver's license required.
2. Experience required ? three years' work experience using a front-end loader, backhoe, excavator, bulldozer strongly preferred.
3. Previous experience plowing and sanding roads and lots with a truck over 26,000 GVW (gross vehicle weight) required (2 years preferred).
4. Previous experience plowing with a wing attachment strongly preferred.
5. Heavy construction or large municipality experience preferred.
6. Trench work and experience working on underground utilities preferred.
7. Experience performing manual labor work for extended periods of time in a variety of conditions strongly preferred.
8. Proven ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision required.
9. Home phone and reliable transportation required.
10. Ability to be on campus within 30 minutes of being called required.
1. Appropriate pre-employment background checks required.
2. Applicants must submit a resume or a written summary of former job responsibilities, skills and experience related to the duties described above.
Work environment may include working in cold, hot, rainy, humid, etc. weather for extended periods of time performing laborer tasks. Work may also involve unpleasant odors, fumes, dust, poor ventilation, and musty and damp environments. The position also requires the ability to lift up to 70lbs regularly.
Full-time, regular 12-month appointment.
Monday ? Friday, 7:00am ? 3:00pm, with overtime and callbacks required.
E&G Funded, on-going hourly position.
In accordance with the Service & Maintenance Unit Agreement.
Wage Band A12, Step 5
All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position." You will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications; and provide contact information for three professional references. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume/CV

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