Wednesday , April 17 2024

National Parks Service Jobs – Engineering Equipment Operator

Website National Park Service

Job Description:

The Department of Interior places a high value on diversity of experience and cultural perspectives and encourages applications from all interested eligible candidates, including candidates from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Preventative maintenance on trucks and heavy equipment in compliance with manufacturer’s specifications, complete simple repairs, minor repairs and adjustments to equipment to include: replacing chains, belts, cables and lubricating and adjusting attachments to maintain optimal operating conditions.
  • Familiarity with handling and proper safety procedures encountered in operations to include understanding and using SDS (Safety Data Sheets), along with proper personal protective equipment (PPE) usage. Make routine and emergency repairs at all park facilities as required.
  • Participate in weekly safety meetings and bi-annual park-wide safety days. Adhere to all required park safety rules and OSHA standards. Maintain safety checks on division vehicles.
  • Perform a variety of work that involves the operation of gasoline and diesel powered heavy equipment at the journeyman level. Types of equipment/machinery used, but not limited to, includes: graders, loaders, backhoes, excavators, rollers, bulldozers, dump trucks, skid steers, fork lifts, all terrain load handlers, articulating boom mowers, snow plows and blowers. Safely load and unload equipment onto flatbed and lowboy type trailers, and transport equipment to and from work sites.
  • Equipment is operated to maintain park roads and shoulders, pull offs, parking areas, trails, campgrounds, boat launches, perform vegetation and snow removal, pull ditch lines, and in support of other park divisions to include rehab of old roads and industrial sites. Operate equipment in all weather conditions, in confined areas close to buildings, on narrow gravel and paved roads adjacent to steep drop offs with minimal guard rails, and over uneven terrain.
  • May perform other duties (in the event of park needs) such as janitorial cleaning, trash pickup, grounds-keeping, digging, raking, sweeping and assisting in transporting camp/work supplies and construction materials.

Job Requirements:

  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
  • You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Have graduated from high school or been awarded a certificate equivalent to graduating from high school.

Job Details:

Company: National Park Service

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Chicago, IL, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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