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HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

Date:  Apr 3, 2021
Req ID:  4015
Location: 

North Little Rock, AR, US, 72117

Category:  ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPT
Anticipated Starting Salary:  23,335

Position Number: 22094752 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: until filled 

Anticipated Starting Salary: 23,335

Forestry Division 

 

Hiring Authority

1402 Highway 391 North

North Little Rock, AR  72117

Phone: 501/907-2485

Email: james.shelton@agriculture.arkansas.gov

 

As the largest industry in Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation. The Department is organized into five Divisions: Forestry Division, Livestock and Poultry Division, Natural Resources Division, Plant Industries Division, and Shared Services Division.

Position Information

Class Code: S060C

Grade: GS02

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

Salary Range: $23,335.00 - $33,836.00

Summary

The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for operating heavy equipment, such as tractors, trailers, gasoline shovels, backhoes, front-end loaders, and dump trucks and other heavy mechanized equipment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Operates complex mechanized equipment requiring specialized operator skill level, including cranes, bulldozers, excavator trucks, track mounted front end loaders and specialized snow removal equipment. Receives work assignments through verbal instructions or written work orders. Performs operator level lubrication and maintenance, in accord with operations manuals, including machine adjustments. Operates all types of mowers, bush hogs, bulldozers, front end loaders, dump trucks, forklifts, tractors in the maintenance of structures and grounds. Travels to job site by truck or on equipment to be used in the job. Checks the safety of equipment operation and operates equipment for grounds maintenance, physical plant, greenhouses and farming operations. Uses complex, mechanical equipment, performing tasks including erection, demolition, excavating, grading, filling, or other construction and maintenance activities. Provides labor for special projects, such as ground work for sidewalks, curbs, and retaining walls. Performs work at heights on equipment, such as platform trucks, ariel ladders and baskets, crane booms, and other equipment. Plants, cultivates and harvests crops operating tractors, disc, planters and levee hog. Moves and arranges furniture, loads and unloads materials and other parts and supplies. Performs preventive maintenance on equipment and reports any problems. Digs ditches for water, sewer, or gas lines. Picks up and loads debris, such as limbs, rocks, or other materials on trucks and hauls to dumping area. Uproots trees and levels lots or grounds. Hauls gravel and dirt for road repair or construction projects. Operates bucket truck for cutting and removing limbs from trees. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of procedures for operating heavy, complex, mechanized equipment in accord with manual, safety regulations, and other instructions. Knowledge of the operation of heavy equipment, driving, and moving mechanized equipment. Ability to operate heavy, complex mechanized equipment . Ability to service and perform minor maintenance on heavy equipment. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions and explanations. Skill in the operation of heavy equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of sufficient education or training to read and write; plus two years of experience in operating heavy, mechanized construction and maintenance equipment or related area. 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.

Licenses

None

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of herbicides and fertilizers
  • Knowledge and ability of seed stratification and assist with seed planting
  • Ability to load and unload trucks and operate forklifts
  • Ability to operate and maintain irrigation equipment
  • Supervise small work crews
  • Occasional exposure to hazardous chemicals may be required. 
  • Occasional heavy lifting may be required.

 

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock