Department: Avi Kwa Ame Farms
Summary: The Heavy Equipment Operator will be driving and also servicing multiple types of heavy equipment machinery. Types of machinery operated will be: road grader, dump trucks, reach lift, fork lifts, tractors, and service trucks. This operator will work in the fields along with the harvesting crews to grade roads, and operate a dump truck along with all servicing required to keep machinery in operational condition throughout the year. This operator will be required to work in the elements of all months during the year and many times work will be outdoors without the protection of an enclosed shop area. A driver’s license is required. May perform tasks related to alfalfa harvesting.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Grade farm roads and hay lots during the harvesting months.
- Operate dump truck to transfer gravel to roads in need of repair.
- Observe and listen to machinery operation to detect equipment malfunctions.
- Tend to equipment used in agricultural production, such as tractors, combines, and irrigation equipment.
- Drive service trucks to haul crops, supplies, tools, or farm workers.
- Adjust, repair and service farm machinery and notify supervisors when machinery malfunctions.
Qualifications: To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The Heavy Equipment Operator must ensure that all activities are completed in a safe and efficient way. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. A commercial Driver’s License (CDL) is required.
- A high school diploma or GED is preferred.
- Valid Driver’s License.
- Experience operating heavy machinery.
- Commercial Driver’s License is preferred but not required.
Certificates and Licenses:
- A valid Driver’s License and be insurable under the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe insurance plan is required.
- Must be able to pass a drug test.
- Must adhere to the Tribe’s Drug-Free Policy and agree to maintain a Drug-Free workplace.
- Must be able to be covered under
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram or schedule form.
- Regularly works outside in all weather conditions, exposed to desert temperatures, wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, vibrations and sharp objects. The noise level is usually moderate.
- Heavy Equipment Operator is a physically strenuous and demanding job, frequently required to lift, pull and manage heavy equipment and objects.
- Specific vision requirements for this job include distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision and ability to focus.
- Regularly required to use hands to operate; objects, tools, controls and machinery.
The Indian Preference Act will be enforced. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.