Temporary - Equipment Operator A Position(s) - 2018 Summer Program - Sidewalk

Position Summary & Description
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applications for full-time and temporary, Equipment Operator A position(s) in Grounds/Facilities Management- 2018 Summer Sidewalk Program.
Main Campus:
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Beginning Mid May, 2018 through Mid August, 2018
An employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of operations in the year round care and maintenance of the university property. This includes operation of grounds maintenance equipment with little or no instruction on operating the equipment.
This position operates tractor mounted grass and brush mowers, hi-lifts, and front end loaders with bucket capacity of less than 3 cubic yards to perform lawn and landscape work, including mowing, prep for landscape installation, landscape removal, planting, transplanting, or removal of trees and stumps.
Responsibilities also include operating equipment used in snow removal and cindering operations as needed and equipment used in maintenance work and utilities operations.
Additional responsibilities include assisting automotive mechanics making major repairs to equipment; conducting safety checks; inspections of equipment prior to operation and maintaining records of operated equipment.
This position performs manual labor, including loading and unloading trucks and minor repairs and preventive maintenance work on equipment as well as other related work as required.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Position Qualifications
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the techniques, methods and practices applied to the care and safe operation of large vans, buses and trucks with a gross vehicle weight between 10,001 and 32,000 pounds utilized at this level.
Knowledge of the state and federal laws pertaining to the operation of equipment on highways.
Ability to check, inspect, service and make running adjustments and minor repairs to equipment.
Ability to perform related clerical tasks and to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to use hand power tools safely and properly.
Ability to exhibit sufficient physical strength to lift heavy objects and to
work under adverse weather conditions.
Minimum Education and Training
Six months experience in the operation and maintenance of large vans, buses and single-chassis trucks with a gross vehicle weight of 10,001 pounds or more; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training
Necessary Special Requirement
Possession of a valid Class C Pennsylvania driver's license.
Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well in the interview(s).
Candidates must have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.
The salary for this position is determined by the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement. External applicants will be offered the minimum rate of pay for this position which is $14.91 hourly.
Essential Functions
This position is heavily involved in outdoor activity and has periods of heavy exertion. Incumbents must have the following abilities:
Ability to travel to field locations and meeting/training sites by motor vehicle when required.
To work under a variety of adverse weather conditions such as extreme heat, cold, rain, wind, dust and snow.
To be able to work extended hours under adverse conditions in response to emergency conditions.
To work in hazardous situations such as around moving heavy equipment, in and around traffic, at heights, on steep grades, and on ladders and uneven surfaces.
Employee must be able to observe and react to hazardous warnings, back-up alarms, flashing lights, voice commands and hand signals.
To perform manual laboring duties such as lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds.
Setting up, operating, testing and measuring equipment.
Using hand tools such as hammers and pry bars, and taking and transporting material samples.
Work often requires stooping, kneeling, bending, stretching and prolonged standing.
To withstand exposure to chemical agents, exhaust gases and lubricants, solvents, poisonous plants, animals, and insects and potential injuries such as bruises, scrapes, cuts, strains and sprains.
To wear all types of required protective gear such as a hard hat, footgear, hearing and eye protection, gloves and respirators.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants can apply online with a cover letter and resume at: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/iupedu or applicants that have not yet applied online can apply in person at the Job Fair on Saturday, 4/21/18 from 9:00am-5:00pm at Eberly College of Business Auditorium. Names and email addresses of three references must be provided as part of the job application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted. For more information or assistance contact the IUP Office of Human Resources at 724-357-2431.
Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation.
Applicants who apply online and who meet minimum qualifications will be given first preference and may be contacted to schedule an interview. If vacancies remain, qualified applicants attending the Job Fair may be asked to stay for an in person interview with a hiring supervisor.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon confirmation of work eligibility and satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.
IUP is a proud member of the State System of Higher Education and is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V.

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