Equipment Operator - Construction

MNL | Otsego, MN

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Posted Date 3/14/2023
Description Position Overview:
  • The Equipment Operator is responsible for running equipment on small to large scale ecological restoration projects throughout the state of Minnesota and throughout the Midwest. Individual(s) should expect overnight travel up to 50%. Travel includes overnight per diems for lodging and food. This position requires strong equipment operation and communication skills with MNL field staff to carryout out project construction both accurately and safely from start to finish.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Strong ability to follow directions from Project Managers and Project Superintendents regarding site work expectations.
  • Conducts tasks involved with successfully installing small to large scale restoration projects, including but not limited to site preparation/grading, seeding, planting, erosion control, and forestry work.
  • Completes a variety of restoration duties, utilizing large equipment such as dozers, scrapers, excavators, off road trucks, forestry equipment, etc.
  • Completes a variety of restoration duties utilizing various types of smaller equipment, such as tractors, skid loaders, 3pt implements, hand tools, ATV/UTVs, mowers, weed whips, chainsaws, powered augers, etc.
  • Maintains and adheres to all out of state work requirements.
  • Daily communication with field staff on job tasks.
  • Trucking of equipment as needed.
Required Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of experience working in construction, landscaping, or agriculture.
  • Ability to work independently and in a group.
  • Experience with the safe operation and general maintenance of tools and equipment.
  • Ability to read and navigate maps, as well as accurately follow directions.
  • Must have or be willing to acquire within the first 3 months with company assistance, a class A CDL driver's license with air brake and tanker endorsements.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer knowledge, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite preferred.
  • Demonstrated success with living the company's values of passion for the mission, real grit, positivity, excellence, and innovation.
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to bend, stretch, push, pull, reach and move as needed in order to complete various vegetation management duties.
  • Prolonged periods of time standing.
  • Able to work long hours, including early mornings, late evenings, and occasional weekends; work hours may be reduced during the winter season.
  • Able to travel daily to various worksites within the state with overnight stays required.
  • Able to travel out of state as needed with overnight stays required.
  • Must be able to work in varying weather conditions, including extreme heat and extreme cold.
MNL was founded in 1998 as an Ecological Restoration company that specializes in the preservation and restoration of native plant communities throughout Minnesota and the Midwest. Our dedicated staff has experience designing, installing, and maintaining native ecosystems for: government entities, corporate campuses, energy providers and distributers, and the general public. In addition to our extensive service offerings, we also produce a wide variety of native plants and seed. MNL operates out of four locations in Minnesota, with our headquarters just off I-94 in Otsego. For more information, please visit our website at . Join us in our mission to heal the earth by positively impacting 10 million acres by 2030!

This job description is intended to describe the general nature of this job. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all requirements for this position, nor does it constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Salary30.00 - 35.00 Hour
Equipment Operator
Per Diem

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