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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES
POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION

Position Classification Title: Heavy Equipment Operator
Position Classification Code: K4080
Job Family: Grounds and Facilities
Pay Level: 04
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Operates equipment in the support of street and grounds maintenance.
Standard Duties:
Operates heavy equipment such as cranes, graders and bulldozers; Operates heavy equipment such as backhoes, front-end loaders, street sweepers, fork lifts, tractor trailers, tractors and boom, bucket, water or dump trucks; Operates lawnmowers, jackhammers, chain saws, trenchers, generators, compressors, tampers, rollers, cement saws, core drills, augers or sandblasters; uses hand tools; Services and performs general and preventative maintenance on equipment; Transports and delivers materials; Installs and maintains signs and fencing; Performs street maintenance and grounds excavation work; may remove snow from streets, walks and parking lots; may coordinate laborers and temporary employees.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of heavy equipment operation techniques
Skill in heavy equipment operation
Ability to effectively communicate
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- None
   Experience- Three (3) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience as approved by Human Resource Services.
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-