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.
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
Experience in landscaping, lawn and grounds keeping or maintenance
Experience in cemetery operations
Experience operating excavation equipment (i.e. backhoe, mini excavator)
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.
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).
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE
! 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.
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AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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.
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Job Title: Veterans Cemetery Equipment Operator
Job ID:* 27228
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
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
State Of Minnesota