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Veterans Cemetery Equipment Operator

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State Of Minnesota Duluth , MN 55801

Posted 4 months ago

Job Summary

Job Summary

The position exists to provide dignified interments of Veterans and their eligible family members by operating medium duty/specialized equipment and motorized vehicles, including the intermittent operation of heavy duty excavation equipment including backhoe/excavator, at a state veterans cemetery. This position also performs maintenance and minor repair on equipment and participates in grounds/roads maintenance operations as required by workload and/or seasonal conditions.

This position is located in Saginaw, MN which is approximately 20 miles west of Duluth and 150 miles north of the Twin Cities.


  • To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume/application clearly describes your experience in the areas listed below, and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held. Only applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for this position.*

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, and tools used in trades work sufficient to assist skilled trades staff in the completion of assigned projects

  • Experience in equipment maintenance and minor equipment repairs and adjustments to machinery and equipment including general maintenance

  • Experience in safely operating and maintaining medium sized motorized equipment, e.g. dump trucks, snow plows, tractors, backhoes, lawn mowers, air compressors, welders, carpentry tools, and other equipment as assigned

  • Ability to understand and follow directions sufficient to interpret and carry out assignments in a safe and efficient manner

  • Ability to work with limited supervision

  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and visitors

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in landscaping, lawn and grounds keeping or maintenance

  • Experience in cemetery operations

  • Experience operating excavation equipment (i.e. backhoe, mini excavator)

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform physically demanding tasks such as lifting, carrying, stooping, bending and standing for extended periods of time and to perform tasks under extreme environmental conditions, such as heat, cold, rain, snow, and wind.

Additional Requirements

Employee reference checks will be conducted on all finalists

. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance. It also includes contact with the applicant's former employer(s).

Application Details

Why Work For Us


! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

Click Apply at the bottom of this page

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For additional information about the application process, go to


If you have questions about the position

, contact Barbara Zilmer at or 651/757-1576.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at or email . Please indicate what assistance you need.

Job Title: Veterans Cemetery Equipment Operator

  • Location:* Duluth

  • Job ID:* 27228

Regular/Temporary: Unlimited

  • Full/Part Time:* Full-Time

  • Who May Apply:* Open simultaneously to eligible bidder in the same Agency/Seniority Unit and job class AND to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted:* 10/05/2018

Closing Date: 10/11/2018

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Hiring Agency:* Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Division/Unit:* Duluth Cemetery

  • Work Shift:* Day Shift

  • Work Hours:* Day Shift

  • Work Shift/Work Hours:* Day Shift

  • Days of Work:* Monday

  • Friday
  • Travel Required:* No

  • Salary Range:* $21.06 - $24.29/hourly; $43,973 - $50,717/annually

  • Bargaining Unit/Union:* 202/AFSCME

  • Work Area:* Veterans Cemetery, Dututh, MN

  • Job Class:* Laborer

  • Trades & Equipment
  • Working Title:* Veterans Cemetery Equipment Operator
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Veterans Cemetery Equipment Operator

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State Of Minnesota