Part-time Equipment Operator

Cemetery Division of Parks and Recreation, City of Laurel, Mississippi | $7.61 hourly / $7,917.52 annually | Open From: Jun 1, 2021 - Until Filled

Job Description

Purpose of Position

Maintain departmental athletic fields, facilities and grounds, and repair and construct departmental facilities.

Job Context

The Part-time Equipment Operator is a part-time, permanent position in the Recreation Maintenance Division.
The immediate supervisor for this position is the Laborer Supervisor II. The person in this position is supervised
on a daily basis and has no supervisory authority. The Part-time Equipment Operator works regular hours most
of the time with occasional overtime when the workload demands it. There is no night work involved with this
position. The person in this position is not on call. The position has accountability for safety and legal issues
related to the work for which this position is responsible.
There is exposure to chemicals and/or hazardous materials on a daily basis. This exposure includes, but is
not limited to, fertilizers, lime, cleaning chemicals, insecticides, and automotive fluids. The stress level associated
with this position is average. Physical work associated with this position includes, but is not limited to, operating
departmental mowers and field grooming equipment, sitting for long periods of time, climbing up and down
ladders, standing, bending and kneeling.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain City grounds, recreational areas and ballfields

• Ensure mowing equipment is in operating order
• Examine grounds for foreign objects before mowing
• Mow and weed-eat grounds
• Collect debris and trash from City properties
• Examine mowing equipment after mowing and remove excess material
• Service mowing equipment for storage

Maintain departmental vehicles and mowing equipment

• Check oil, gas, water and brake fluid in vehicles each day
• Wash all vehicles on daily basis
• Transfer flat tires to city barn for repair
• Request new equipment be ordered

Perform other duties as directed

Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge:

Proper use of mowers, weed eaters, tractors, and other equipment
Power and hand tool safety
Correct use and storage of chemicals
Basic maintenance of departmental equipment
Heavy machinery safety
Locations of City properties
Proper grammar and proper use of English in speaking and writing
OSHA standards and regulations concerning employee safety
Federal and state statutes concerning the work of the department
Mathematical skills, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
General functions and operations of municipal government

Skills and Abilities:

Operate all departmental mowing equipment
Operate all departmental cleaning equipment
Complete basic construction projects
Communicate effectively with other city employees and the public
Work in all weather conditions
Work as a team member with other employees
Work autonomously when necessary
Handle multiple tasks simultaneously with frequent interruptions
Deal with others in a professional manner
Maintain professional composure in heated situations
Follow departmental and City procedures

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects weighing up to 75 pounds
Ability to bend, stoop, and crouch frequently
Must be capable to extending the hands and arms in any direction; handling, seizing, holding, grasping, turning,
or otherwise working with the hands/fingers
Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time.

Fine Print

Applicant must provide the following documents to Human Resources, 401 North 5th
Avenue (3rd Floor City Hall) Room 302:

➢ WIN Job Center referral
➢ Valid Mississippi Driver’s License
➢ Social Security Card
➢ High School Diploma or Equivalent required