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Salt Lake City Corporation Cemetery Equipment Operator in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Title:

Cemetery Equipment Operator

Job Description:

Salt Lake City Parks Division is looking for a Cemetery Equipment Operator to join our Parks Team. The beautiful and historic Salt Lake City Cemetery is located in the Avenues community and stretches across 120 acres. This position performs routine grounds and equipment maintenance duties at the City Cemetery. Operates a variety of equipment including one or more of the following: leaf truck, backhoe, front-end loader, 10-wheeler dump truck, and refuse collection truck. Responsible for the overall general ground's maintenance of City owned Cemetery grounds and opens and closes grave locations. Supervises crews performing landscaping, mowing, fertilizing and ground's maintenance.

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  • Operates front‑end loader, backhoe and 10‑wheeler dump truck, leaf truck, or other equipment, as necessary, for the care and maintenance of cemetery grounds, including the opening and closing of graves.

  • Performs snow removal throughout the City Cemetery using appropriate equipment.

  • Performs duties while operating a full range of light to heavy duty equipment and various hand-powered tools, as required. As assigned, assists in other work areas, projects, and assignments.

  • Reviews, assesses and documents the operating condition of and performs routine maintenance on assigned equipment prior to use. Troubleshoots and makes minor repairs in the yard or on the job site; refers major repairs to management. Completes routine forms; i.e. equipment log books, equipment check sheets, weigh tickets, repair tickets, storm records, load reports, daily work sheets, and land fill trip response timesheets. Cleans trucks on assigned schedule, or as needed to maintain effective operation.

  • Communicates progress, problems, and other issues to management, as needed.

  • Responds to citizen requests, special needs and complaints.

  • Participates in the set‑up and/or clean‑up associated with the delivery of cemetery services, including graveside services, routine maintenance and other special projects.

  • Performs proper mixing and application of fertilizers, herbicides and other chemicals used in the care and maintenance of turf and landscaped areas.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma plus two (2) years related work experience including operation of one or more of the following: leaf truck, backhoe, front-end loader, 10-wheeler dump truck, or refuse collection truck.

  • Knowledge and ability to use tools necessary to assess equipment condition, perform routine and preventative maintenance, minor repairs or adjustments to equipment, as necessary.

  • Possession of a current Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B (or ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire).

  • Demonstrated ability to operate various types of equipment and tools used in cemetery grounds maintenance and landscaping, including one or more of the following: leaf truck, backhoe, front-end loader, 10-wheeler dump truck, or refuse collection truck.

  • Ability to read street signs and markings; understand and follow instructions, and safety rules.

  • Ability to write and perform basic arithmetic and related measurements necessary to perform assigned duties, including the proper application of herbicides, fertilizer, and other chemicals.

  • Ability to relate well with co‑workers, supervisors and the public in varying circumstances.

  • Possession of a current Pesticide Applicator’s License (or the ability to obtain one within six months of hire) with one or more of the following endorsements: Ornamental and Turf Pest Control; Vertebrate Animal Pest Management; Aquatic (Surface Water) Pest Control; or, any other endorsements which may be required as part of this job assignment.


  • Bilingual (English / Spanish)


  • Moderate‑to‑heavy physical activity. Required to push, pull or lift weights up to 75 pounds. Uncomfortable working positions, must sit, stand, or walk for extended periods of time.

  • Constant exposure to disagreeable elements such an extreme heat and cold, dampness, fumes, noise, dust, airborne particles, and grease. Also exposure to vehicular traffic while working in the public roadway. Exposure to herbicides which may pose health, environmental and/or occupational hazards if improperly handled. Potential exposure to toxic or waste materials, infectious rodents and insects.

  • Frequent exposure to stressful situations as a result of human behavior and demands of the job.

  • Unconventional working hours and subject to 24‑hour call as specified in the City's snow removal program or for emergency operations.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.




$19.22/hr - $25.27/hr


Public Lands

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