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University of Massachusetts Amherst Maintenance Equipment Operator I (Hardscape Team) in Amherst, Massachusetts

Maintenance Equipment Operator I (Hardscape Team)

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Work type: Staff Full Time

Location: UMass Amherst

Department:Grounds Departments


Categories: Facilities/Grounds

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

Operates heavy or specialized equipment used in roadway, walkway, and landscape construction and maintenance. Performs manual tasks requiring various specialized skills.

Essential Functions

  • Operates heavy or specialized equipment and vehicles used in roadway, walkway, and landscape construction and maintenance such as 5- to 10-ton vibratory road roller; heavy dump truck; excavator; backhoe with extension boom and multiple attachment coupler; 4½ yard front end loader with multiple-use front end; 24 ton bulldozer; self-propelled asphalt paver; hydraulic power side dresser; curb paver; road sweeper; and related equipment.

  • Provides excavation and heavy construction equipment support to utilities crew repairing major utilities system failures and other emergencies.

  • Makes emergency repairs of a minor nature to heavy or specialized highway construction and landscape maintenance equipment.

  • Operates specialized power tools and equipment such as vibratory plate compactor; air compressor; pneumatic breaker; walk-behind pavement saw; hand-held power masonry saw; chain saw; walk-behind power broom; cement mixer; gas-operated pump; power washer; generator; hammer drill; cutting torch; arc welder; sandblaster; and related equipment.

  • Operates heavy dump trucks and equipment for the purpose of hauling, stockpiling, and distributing various bulk materials such as salt, sand, loam, gravel, bituminous concrete, and coal.

  • Operates motorized trucks and trailers for the pickup and delivery of various supplies and equipment.

  • Operates road plows, road sanders, and various related equipment in conjunction with snow removal operations.

  • Performs manual tasks requiring special skills or knowledge in connection with roadway, walkway, and landscape construction and maintenance such as seeding lawns; installing granite curbing; rigging chains and straps for hoisting; positioning signs, cones, fences, and barricades for safety; using hand signals; and related tasks.

  • Performs unskilled manual tasks using hand tools such as rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, and hand brooms.

  • Assists the Construction Services Mason in:

  • Setting of sign posts, parking meters, etc. using concrete.

  • Mixing of mortar and concrete by hand or by use of portable mixer.

  • Pouring of concrete in molds or forms to make slabs or blocks.

  • Construction of the molds or forms to make slabs, sidewalks, etc.

  • Setting brick for walls, nodes, entryways, etc.

  • Repair and maintenance of concrete stairs and sidewalks.

  • Coordinates work and maintains records for special projects.

  • Trains fellow employees in safe and effective use of heavy or specialized equipment and trucks.

  • Practices and Promotes excellent customer service in the work place and exhibits a clear commitment to the diverse needs of customers.

  • Ensures safe worksite conditions.

    Other Functions

  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • A valid Class "B" Commercial Driver’s License with Air Brakes.

  • A valid “2A” Hoisting License.

  • Must be able to pass NIDA 5 Drug Screen, per Federal CFR 49.

  • Experience using heavy construction equipment such as heavy six and ten-wheeled dump trucks.

  • Working knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the utilization, care, and safe operation of a wide variety of heavy or specialized highway construction and landscape maintenance equipment and trucks.

  • Knowledge of the state laws pertaining to the operation of heavy equipment.

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods in varying climate conditions.

  • Working knowledge of the operation and application of a wide variety of power and hand tools used for highway construction and landscape maintenance.

  • Considerable experience in the methods and techniques utilized for effective highway construction and landscape maintenance.

  • Ability to develop and maintain harmonious working relationships with staff and customers.

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Valid Massachusetts Class A Commercial Driver’s License.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Work involves regular exposure to various outdoor climate conditions.

  • Requires the ability to balance, carry, push, pull, stand, bend, climb, drive, reach, sit, twist, lift, and perform repetitive movements.

Work Schedule

  • Monday through Friday, 7:00am to 3:00pm (40 hours per week).

  • This position is required to work on-call hours.

    Additional Details

  • This position is designated as essential personnel which includes the obligation to work overtime and to return to work between scheduled shifts when directed.

  • Responsibility of employee to update the department with current phone numbers.

Salary Information

Grade 13

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please complete online application, submit resume and provide contact information for three (3) professional references to ensure consideration.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: May 4 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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