Heavy Equipment Operator

North Dakota State University   Fargo, ND   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on July 3, 2024
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Description & Details: Responsible for performing semi-skilled and unskilled manual work in the operation of the department; operate mowers, dump trucks, skid steers, loaders, forklifts and a variety of other light and heavy equipment and vehicles; perform semi-skilled work such as loading and unloading material with the use of powered equipment; perform unskilled manual work including the use of hand tools, pesticide and fertilizer applicators, snow blowers, tillers, lawn mowers; provide supervision and training of seasonal and part-time employees; perform unskilled labor duties, as needed and other duties as assigned to the department to include snow removal, delivery, mail truck, removal of solid waste, turf grass management and general support for other areas within Facilities Management.

Work Schedule: 7:30am - 4:00pm / working hours seasonally modified

Advertised Salary: $48,000. min / year

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED; Two years related work experience using equipment and vehicles (i.e., tandem and single axel trucks, loaders, tractors, skid steers and other grounds maintenance equipment); one-year related work experience in maintaining and repairing equipment; related work experience in pesticide application; one-year related work experience in grounds maintenance; one-year of supervisory responsibility of three or more employees, or two or more years of grounds maintenance responsibility, which may lend itself to being considered a lead worker position; North Dakota Class "B" driver's license with air brake endorsement or equivalent must be in place, upon hire; North Dakota Pesticide Application certification- Ground Core, Ornamental/Turf obtained within 6 months of hiring.

Preferred Qualifications: Class "A" CDL

Applicant Materials Required: Cover letter and resume


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or ndsu.hr@ndsu.edu .