Heavy Equipment Operators - Schofield Barracks Military Reservation

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
06 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The Heavy Equipment Operators (Technical/Support I or II) will be responsible for the operations of various types of equipment (e.g., dozer, front-end loader, hydro-seeder, and more). They will work on trail maintenance and repair; training land repair, reconfiguration, and improvement; and vegetation management. Operators will use a variety of tools that include chain saws and weedwackers. Those with a CDL, meeting most equipment qualifications, and some equipment maintenance background would qualify for a Tech Support II. Those with less experience could qualify for a Tech Support I position.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Employees will undergo continued background review through RapidGate or similar service during their course of employment and will need to maintain good standing.

Required Job Qualifications

For Tech Support I, II or III:

  • A High School Diploma, General Education Development (GED), or equivalent.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and comprehend the English language.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a heavy equipment operator on the same or similar equipment listed under the Preferred Job Qualifications section is a must.
  • Must be physically able to work outdoors and perform strenuous labor under all weather conditions (e.g., heat and humidity). Must be able to lift 40 pounds repeatedly and up to 70 pounds occasionally.
  • Applicants must hold or be able to obtain and maintain a State of Hawaii driver’s license prior to employment.
  • Documentation demonstrating equipment certifications must be provided with application for full consideration.
  • Able to demonstrate a safe work history with heavy equipment.
  • Must be able and willing to follow directions, work as a team member, and maintain safe working standards.

For Tech Support II and III:

  • Applicants will have or be capable of obtaining prior to employment and maintaining a State of Hawaii Class A commercial driver’s license with a valid medical certificate.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Preferred applicants should demonstrate proficiency on a majority of the following equipment:

  • Crawler dozer
  • 100 HP minimum
  • Front end loader
  • 3 CY bucket minimum
  • Vibratory roller compactor
  • 8 ton minimum
  • Off-highway articulating dump truck
  • Dump truck with pintle hitch to transport equipment
  • 10 CY minimum
  • Tow-behind Hydroseeder
  • Backhoe Loader
  • Skid steer and attachments
  • Telehandler
  • General Agriculture Tractors and Attachments (mowing decks, fertilizer spreaders, disk harrows, wood-chipper)
  • Equipment trailers
  • Forestry mulcher.

Applicants will need to provide certifications for the pieces of equipment listed. Those without a CDL and who can operate some of the equipment above will be considered for a Tech/Support I position.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category

Heavy Equipment Operation


What—Operation of heavy equipment in the execution of trail maintenance and repair; training land repair, reconfiguration, and improvement; and vegetation management.
How—Through experience and common sense. Able to understand the safe working and operation of the described equipment. Demonstrate a safe working history. Able to figure out the best and safest way to perform projects with excellent results.
Why—To provide quality work for our customer, to minimize concerns, and to maintain equipment quality.

Percentage Of Time

80% (Technical/Support I, II and III)

Job Duty Category

Equipment Maintenance


What—Understand and perform the basic preventative maintenance on equipment to include cleaning, greasing, checking and maintaining fluid levels, track tightening, and operational safety.
How—Follow time schedules and understand signals to identify maintenance is necessary.
Why—For equipment safety and for the best performance in job execution.

Percentage Of Time

20% (Technical/Support I and II), 15% (Technical/Support III)

Job Duty Category



What—One person will be tasked to supervise the other Heavy Equipment Operator hired. This person will maintain the work schedule and see that job performance goals are met, oversee equipment maintenance and repair, and ensure a safe working environment.
How—Through experience and attitude.
Why—To ensure a positive working environment.

Percentage Of Time

0% (Technical/Support I and II), 5%(Technical/Support III)

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Prospective candidates should apply online at
http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/38626 . Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be hired. Please address these in your application materials. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birth dates from application materials. A complete application consists of:

1) Statement of Qualifications (one page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement)
3)References (contact information for two professional references, references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates)

Conditions of Employment

Search Contact

Jacie Ullrich wcnr_hr@mail.colostate.edu

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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