Engineering Equipment Operator

Department Of The Interior Richfield , UT 84701

Posted 3 weeks ago

  • Duties




Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.

This position is located in Vernon, Vernal, Richfield, UT. Information about these locations and the surrounding area can be found at,, and,_utah.htm.

We expect to fill 3 vacancies at this time; however, additional positions may be filled from this announcement if they become available.

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  • Uses heavy equipment, perform construction and maintenance activities for roads, campgrounds, underground utilities, site grading, septic systems, and range improvement projects.

  • In addition to equipment operation, construct and maintain various improvement projects on public lands that may involve carpentry, concrete work, plumbing, electrical, welding, and similar skills.

  • Independently plans and executes work within acceptable tolerances without direct supervision.

  • Performs routine maintenance such as lubricating, filter changes, and similar without supervision to keep equipment in good working order; makes minor repairs on heavy equipment.

  • Makes arrangements to have periodic maintenance and repair work done to heavy equipment as required.

  • Loads, secure, and transport equipment using 120,000-pound GVW trailer and tractor transport or dump truck with trailer.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

5716 Engineering Equipment Operating

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • Be sure to read the How to Apply and Required Documents Sections.

  • You cannot hold an active real estate license: nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.

  • Direct Deposit Required.

  • Appointment will be subject to a favorably adjudicated background/suitability investigation/determination.

  • Your resume must contain enough information to show that you meet the qualification requirements as defined in the announcement. In addition, your responses to the questions must adequately reflect in your resume.

  • May require a one year probationary period.

  • Required to possess and maintain a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL)with appropriate special endorsements to perform the work of the position. This license must be obtained prior to being assigned operator duties.


Selective Placement Factors: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified:

Required to possess and maintain a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL)with appropriate special endorsements to perform the work of the position. This license must be obtained prior to being assigned operator duties.

This position is subject to the requirements of the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing program, and is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Department of the Interior (001) Drug-Free Workplace Program.

In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the qualification requirements - please be sure to include this information in your resume. No assumptions will be made about your experience.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Physical Demands: Heavy physical effort is required in constantly climbing in and out of different machines and pushing and pulling levers continuously while machine is in operation. Work is strenuous because of the large equipment operated, the adjustments made, and the adverse operating conditions. Considerable strain is caused by the constant vibration of the equipment and the jerking and jolting from operating over rough surfaces. The incumbent is required to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds and often puts forth similar effort when pushing, pulling, turning, and positioning parts, assemblies, equipment, and tools.

Work Environment: The operation of large and complicated gasoline or diesel-powered engineering and construction equipment in difficult circumstances increases exposure and risk of injury. The incumbent works both inside and outside and is exposed to hot and humid weather and/or extremely cold weather with temperatures ranging from below 0 to above 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Ice, road oils, and other items such as loose gravel and rocks may create hazardous conditions. The operator is subjected to noise, vibration, dust, dirt, oils, solvents, and fumes from motors and exhausts. When working inside, the incumbent must ensure proper ventilation to minimize fumes caused by equipment or vehicles. The incumbent is frequently exposed to the possibility of receiving cuts, abrasions, bruises and strains while servicing and operating equipment.


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Engineering Equipment Operator

Department Of The Interior