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Snowplow Driver / Heavy Equipment Operator-(Part-Time/As Needed)

Fort Lewis College
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 30, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services, Safety & Security
Employment Type
Part Time
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Position Summary

This position works to maintain the safety of campus by removing snow and ice from campus roadways and parking lots. This work is carried out by operating and maintaining snow removal equipment such as plow trucks with sanders, front-end loaders, backhoes, and skid steer loaders. This position is a part time, on–call position that works on an “as needed” basis as determined by weather conditions.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Class A or Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Must be insurable through Fort Lewis College insurance carrier
  • Ability to work independently to accomplish tasks.
  • Ability to take written and verbal direction and act upon it accordingly
  • Five (5) or more years of experience operating large snow removal equipment including plow trucks, sanders, front end loaders, backhoes, and skid steer loaders
  • Must have the ability to perform duties in and around regular traffic flow
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair minor vehicle and equipment problems
  • One or more years experience working in an institutional setting
  • Basic computer experience related to reporting time worked and duties performed
  • Ability to work in a team setting to accomplish goals
Major Responsibilities
  • Operates vehicles and equipment such as plow trucks, front-end loader, backhoes and skid steer loaders to remove snow and ice from campus roadways and parking lots
  • Applies traction/de-icing media to roads and parking lot as needed to ensure safe driving conditions
  • Works on an on-call, as needed basis and must be available for work 24/7 as required by weather conditions.
  • Uses hand tools as needed to perform minor repairs such as changing cutting edges on snow plows
  • Performs pre-shift and post-shift equipment checks to ensure vehicles and equipment are operating correctly. Identifies potential problems and reports or corrects as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Work Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Moderate to Heavy Noises associated with running equipment
  • Ability to sit and drive for extended periods of time.
  • Routine exposure outside winter weather environment including cold and wet conditions

Compensation is $26.00 per hour. This position is a part time, on –call position that works on an “as needed” basis as determined by weather conditions.

Application Process
A complete application packet includes:
  • Cover letter or letter of Interest addressing interest and qualifications for position
    • Include details regarding how your personal or professional experiences allow you to encourage an environment grounded in equity and inclusion.
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references
Submit materials as one PDF file via email to:

The position will remain open until filled.

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