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Equipment Operator 4 - 20051198 at STATE OF OHIO in Zaleski, Ohio

Posted in General Labor 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) mission is to ensure a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all.  Click the link to learn more about the Division of Forestry.


What you’ll do:

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Operate heaviest types of motorized construction equipment for division construction & maintenance projects;

  • Serve as a crew leader for assigned projects;

  • Help maintain/repair paved & gravel forest roads, hiking trails, bridle trails, a primitive horse camp, bridges & culverts;

  • Provide wildland fire protection within the forest & surrounding wildfire protection area.

What’s in it for you:

  • Ability to work outdoors in Ohio’s second largest state forest; 

  • Serve in a key role in maintaining forest roads, which provide a great opportunity to the public for scenic drives & allow safe access to all areas of the forest;

  • Be challenged daily in ongoing maintenance projects containing significant infrastructure & recreational features;

  • Enjoy the extensive benefits offered by the State of Ohio.

Benefits To You:

  • Extensive benefits including medical, vision, dental and basic life insurance;

  • Prescription coverage and wellness financial incentives are offered with medical coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year

  • Paid time off with vacation, sick and personal leave accruals

  • At least a 14% employer contribution in to your OPERS pension plan

  • Pay increases pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code

  • Employee Tuition reimbursement programs

Official Position Description:

Operates combination of heaviest types of motorized construction equipment (e.g., large, motorized grader, 18-ton dozer, 10-ton backhoe, cranes, 10-ton crawler, heavy crawler & truck mounted excavator, gradall over 44,000 pounds, tractor trailer with gross vehicle weight of 36,500 pounds or more, loader, truck trailer over 50,000 pounds, fire plow) for construction & maintenance projects (e.g., roads & bridges, excavate & grade ditches, excavation, loading/moving material, clean waterways, & dig channels); operates tractor trailer with gross vehicle weight (GVW)  over 26,001lbs to load, haul & transport equipment & material; operates equipment in the construction & maintenance of trails & recreation areas (e.g. horseback & hiking, campgrounds, restrooms & parking facilities); assists with wildfire suppression; performs wildfire & prescribed fire support as directed within training & physical capability; works with hand tools and dozer in construction of fire line & performs mop-up duties in conformance with standards taught in Basic Firefighter/Introduction to Fire Behavior (S-130/S-190) Course.


Operates variety of lighter, less complicated equipment (e.g., small dozer, tractors, dump trucks, stake trucks, loaders, forklifts, pickup trucks) to assist in construction & maintenance operations: assists with snow removal as needed; performs various forestry operations duties (e.g. sprays pesticides, mows & trims grass, cuts brush & trees, plants seedlings, maintains property boundary, load logs on truck); operates any & all equipment operated by lower-level equipment operators as needed.


Performs routine maintenance, repairs & improvements (e.g., checks & changes oil, lubricates, check fluids & belts, changes filter, hydraulic lines, checks & changes tires & lights, refuels, minor adjustments, tune-ups, welds parts as needed) on all heavy equipment & vehicles (e.g., highway & non-highway); maintains accurate & concise maintenance records & project logs; completes & submits reports (e.g., repair manuals & reports, time reporting, internet searches); uses personal computer (e.g. enter activity report, fill out credit card forms, enter maintenance records); may drive vehicle to attend meetings, seminars, training, & conferences (e.g., safety related, in-service training, staff meetings).

UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Works outside in all weather conditions; exposed to dust, mud, dirt, fumes, noise & dangerous machinery.

Formal education in arithmetic to include fractions, decimals & percentages & to read, write & speak common English vocabulary; 6 mos. trg. or 6 mos. exp. in operation of heavy construction equipment (e.g., 10 ton crawler, large cranes, 10 ton backhoe, 18 ton dozer, over 44,000 pound gradall, truck mounted excavator) & related safety practices; valid commercial driver's license; in addition, for positions in Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry Wildfire Program only, must successfully complete Basic Firefighter Introduction to Fire Behavior Course (S-130/S-190). 

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.