Heavy Equipment Operator

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Work type: Staff
Location: Marquette, MI 49855
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades, Other

Position Title: Heavy Equipment Operator
Department: Plant Operations
Term of Assignment: Continuing
Term End Date, If Applicable:  
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt = overtime eligible
Work Schedule: 5 month position (November - March); traditionally, Monday - Friday, 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm; early morning, evening and weekend call-ins required
Salary: $21.78 starting; $22.88 working
Travel: No travel
Brief Statement of Duties
Brief Statement of Duties: Under general supervision, engage in snow plowing and ice control activities, vehicle/equipment operation and maintain outdoor facilities, streets, parking lots, sidewalks and grounds.
Minimum Qualifications
Required Education: High School Graduation or Equivalent
Discipline / Degree Area:  
Required Specialized Training/Certifications: Must possess a valid Michigan CDL Category B with Air Brakes.
Required Minimum Work Experience: Two years of full-time experience in operating various types of heavy equipment such as heavy trucks and front end loaders
One year of commercial snow plowing experience.
Must successfully pass Michigan Department of Transportation physical.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Attributes Required for Satisfactory Performance of the Position Duties: KNOWLEDGE:
General knowledge of grounds maintenance including heavy equipment operation, snow removal and ice control.
Ability to pass relevant oral, written or performance testing.

Efficient heavy equipment operation and precision control.
The ability to operate and quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Physical capability to perform all duties and responsibilities of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
Strong oral communication skills to effectively deal with a broad variety of people.
Excellent critical thinking skills and good judgment; able to effectively analyze situations and solve problems.
Effective interpersonal skills; able to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Strong organizational skills; able to prioritize, plan work, and handle multiple tasks.
Demonstrate effective experience dealing with the public.

Conscientious and self-motivated.
High standards for self and others.
Collegial and congenial.
Works well with others, is a team player.
Remains calm in stressful situations.
Additional Desirable Qualifications
Additional Desirable Qualifications: Completion of NMU HEO Training Program.
Completion of commercial driver's school.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit application, cover letter, resume and reference list.
Contact Information:
Brenda Bickler, Employment Specialist, 906 227 2114
Equal Employment Opportunity: NMU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its employees.

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