Area Equipment Repair Worker

Job Details
Job Class: NR Parks & Trails Equipment OperatorWorking Title: Area Equipment Repair Worker
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants
Date Posted: 11/14/2018
Closing Date: 12/03/2018
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources / Two harbors Staff2
Division/Unit: Parks and Trails / Region 2
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday - Thursday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $23.65 - $27.25/hourly
Employment Condition: Permanent, full-time
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 202?Service/AFSCME
Work Area: Two Harbors, MN
FLSA: Nonexempt
Anticipated Start Date: January 2019
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
Job Summary
Job Summary
This is a permanent, year round full-time position located in Two Harbors, Minnesota. Work schedule is Monday through Thursday, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This position exists to repair, maintain, and operate all Parks and Trails equipment in Area 2C for use in the development of public water accesses and state trails. This position will also assist in the development and management of those facilities.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Schedule maintenance and repairs for all equipment in the Two Harbors Area.
Monitor, service, and/or repair regional pool equipment in coordination with the Regional office.
Complete vehicle maintenance and repairs for all equipment; this includes groomers, large trucks, trucks, dozers, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, power saws, boats, outboard motors, graders, mowers and all additional equipment used on special projects.
Perform preventative maintenance on all equipment, including troubleshooting, welding, acetylene cutting and related steel repair, electric, hydraulic and motor repair.
Direct Parks and Trails staff in the maintenance and repairs of all equipment used by Parks and Trails in the area.
Initiate, complete and submit vehicle repair records and maintain accurate vehicle history files, fleet management and inventory records.
Keep shop and work area clean and orderly; also the shop yard.
Operate all heavy equipment needed safely and according to Department policies and procedures, and only after proper certification and training has been secured.
Review condition of Parks and Trails area equipment and request replacement as needed.
Operate snowmobile trail grooming equipment during the winter including nights and weekends.
Minimum Qualifications:
Position requires a Class A license, passing a pre-employment drug screen and participation in the DNR ongoing random screening program. Otherwise qualified applicants who do not have a valid Class A will be allowed up to six (6) months to acquire one, as a condition of employment. Employees who are required to retain this license will be included in the DNR Drug and Alcohol Plan. This will require the employee to be pre-employment drug tested and be included in a random drug and alcohol testing program.
Knowledge of several types of motorized and mechanical equipment sufficient to operate, perform maintenance and repairs.
Strong mechanical skills and knowledge sufficient to diagnose and repair diesel and gas fuel systems, engines, hydraulic and electrical systems, etc.
Knowledge sufficient to rebuild or replace component parts such as starters, alternators, hydraulic cylinders, pumps and controls.
Knowledge of construction methods and materials, welding and experience in the use, limitations, safety and care of equipment and tools.
Experience operating dump trucks, backhoe loaders, skid steers, and any other heavy equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with facility user groups and employees.
Preferred Qualifications:
Two years of experience in equipment operation, maintenance and repairs.
Experience in automotive repair, small engine repair, heavy equipment repair, or diesel engine repair.
Degree in automotive repair, small engine repair, heavy equipment repair, or diesel engine repair.
Experience resolving problems with equipment, involves diagnosis of a problem, communication with supervisor and staff, transportation of equipment, ordering of parts, scheduling, and repair.
Thorough knowledge of trail construction standards and ability to efficiently operate equipment to minimize long term maintenance cost and provide a safe and high quality user experience.
Thorough knowledge of water access construction including boat ramps, parking lots, entrance roads and other site features.
Physical Requirements
Requires lifting 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects such as 50-pound bags. This job also may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls. This job will require strenuous manual labor including but not limited to digging, shoveling, hauling, crawling, bending, pushing, pulling and climbing.
Additional Requirements
This position requires an unrestricted Class D Driver's License with a clear driving record
It is our policy that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:
Employment Reference Check
SEMA4 Records Check
Criminal History Check
Education/license verification
Drug and alcohol testing
Application Details
Why Work For Us
The Department of Natural Resources is proud to operate within a Culture of Respect that provides a healthy, safe, and productive work environment for all employees. This means that our employees are supportive of a diverse workplace, are respectful to one another and to our customers. We believe that promoting a Culture of Respect allows our employees to do their best work in support of the agency's mission.
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.
How to Apply
Click "Apply" at the bottom of this page and submit an application and resume that clearly describes how you meet the qualifications listed above. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please submit your certificate to Erin Tappan at erin.tappan@state.mn.us or fax to 651/296-6494 by the job posting close date.
If you have questions about the position, contact Kevin Johnson at kevin.g.johnson@state.mn.us or 218.834.1431.
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.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation. Applicants may also contact the DNR's Affirmative Action office to request an accommodation by: E-mail: ADAdiversity.DNR@state.mn.us or by calling Sarah Spence-Koivisto at 651.259.5016; or using MN Relay 711.
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