UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
Operates heavy or specialized equipment used in roadway, walkway, and landscape construction and maintenance. Performs manual tasks requiring various specialized skills.
This is a 6 month position.
* Operates heavy or specialized equipment and vehicles used in roadway, walkway, and landscape construction and maintenance such as 5- to 10-ton vibratory road roller; heavy dump trucks; excavator; backhoe with extension boom and multiple attachment coupler; 41 ? yard front end loader with multiple-use front end; 24 ton bulldozer; self-propelled asphalt paver; hydraulic power side dresser; curb paver; road sweeper. * Provides excavation and heavy construction equipment support to utilities crew repairing major utilities system failures and other emergencies. * Makes emergency repairs of a minor nature to heavy or specialized highway construction and landscape maintenance equipment. * Operates specialized power tools and equipment such as vibratory plate compactors, air compressors, pneumatic breakers, walk-behind pavement saws, hand-held power masonry saws, chain saws, walk-behind power brooms, cement mixers, gas-operated pumps, power washers, generators, hammer drills, cutting torches, arc welders, sandblasters, and related equipment. * Operates heavy dump trucks and equipment for the purpose of hauling, stockpiling, and distributing various bulk materials such as salt, sand, loam, gravel, bituminous concrete, and coal. * Operates motorized trucks and trailers for the pickup and delivery of various supplies and equipment. * Operates road plows, road sanders, and various related equipment in conjunction with snow removal operations. * Performs manual tasks requiring special skills or knowledge in connection with roadway, walkway, and landscape construction and maintenance: seeding lawns, installing granite curbing, rigging chains and straps for hoisting, positioning signs, cones, fences, and barricades for safety, using hand signals, and related tasks as required. * Performs unskilled manual tasks using hand tools such as rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows, and hand brooms. * Assists the Construction Services Mason in the setting of sign posts, parking meters, etc. using concrete. * Assists the Construction Services Mason in the mixing of mortar and concrete by hand or by use of portable mixer. * Assists the Construction Services Mason in the pouring of concrete in molds or forms to make slabs or blocks. * Assists the Construction Services Mason in the construction of the molds or forms to make slabs, sidewalks, etc. * Assists the Construction Services Mason in setting brick for walls, nodes, entryways, etc. * Assists the Construction Services Mason in the repair and maintenance of concrete stairs and sidewalks. * Coordinates work and maintains records for special projects. * Trains fellow employees in safe and effective use of heavy or specialized equipment and trucks. * Ensures safe work site conditions. * Performs related duties as required.
* Experience using heavy construction equipment such as heavy six and ten-wheeled dump trucks. * Working knowledge of the methods and techniques used in the utilization, care, and safe operation of a wide variety of heavy or specialized highway construction and landscape maintenance equipment and trucks. * Knowledge of the state laws pertaining to the operation of heavy equipment. * Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. * Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods in varying climate conditions. * Working knowledge of the operation and application of a wide variety of power and hand tools used for highway construction and landscape maintenance. * Considerable experience in the methods and techniques utilized for effective highway construction and landscape maintenance. * Ability to develop and maintain harmonious working relationships with staff and customers.
LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
* A valid Class \"B\" Commercial Driver's License with Air Brakes required. * A valid \"2A\" Hoisting License required. * Must be able to pass NIDA 5 Drug Screen, per Federal CFR 49.
* A valid Class \"A\" Commercial Driver's License preferred. * This position is a maintenance function, which includes the obligation to work overtime and to return to work between scheduled shifts when directed. * Responsibility of employee to update the department with current phone numbers.
Monday - Friday, 7 am - 3 pm
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