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SC Department of Employment and Workforce
200 Victory Lane
Conway, South Carolina 29526
Phone: (843) 234-9675

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HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR – AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS

GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK:

Performs semi-skilled and skilled work in the operation and maintenance of turf farms, tree farms, composting facility, and appurtenances; does related work as required; work is performed under regular supervision at any of GSWSA sites.

TYPICAL TASKS:

Acts as lead operator in the work of the crew preparing fields, planting, mowing, irrigating, harvesting and delivering sod, hauling and applying sludge, maintaining grounds and ROWs and similar activities on a variety of farms and sites;
Acts as crew leader when required;
Cuts, stacks, loads, delivers and unloads sod, loads, hauls, unloads and spreads water and wastewater sludge from various plant sites;
Assists in the operation and maintenance of compost facility as needed;
Performs or assists in maintenance of farm equipment;
Applies storm water, effluent, compost, sludge, pesticides and fertilizer as needed;
Handles sod payments from customers and delivers to crew leader or supervisor;
Operates trucks, tractors, backhoes, track-hoes, dozers, front end loaders, dredges, farm and other mechanical equipment in connection with the above tasks;
Works weekends and evenings as required;
Assists water and wastewater crews when needed;
Performs related tasks as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of the tools, materials and equipment used in farm operation and maintenance; knowledge of a variety of maintenance and manual tasks involved in farm operation; knowledge of the safe use of common hand and power tools; thorough knowledge of the safe use and operation and preventive maintenance of common farm and mechanical equipment; ability to proficiently operate sod delivery truck, tanker, construction type heavy equipment, and other farm equipment; ability to perform manual and semi-skilled labor for extended periods. Ability to perform strenuous manual labor under all weather conditions in the field; ability to lift 100 pounds of force occasionally, and /or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; ability to bend, reach and stand for extended periods of time, twist, sit, kneel, crawl, squat and walk; ability to drive a vehicle daily.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a High School Diploma or GED and 2 years of experience in the operation and maintenance of a farm including experience in operating backhoes, track-hoes, dozers, loaders, large trucks, tractors, and other farm equipment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a Class “A” CDL license with tanker and airbrakes endorsements. Hazardous materials endorsement may be required. Must obtain a private pesticide license within one year of employment.

THIS POSITION IS OPEN IN THE AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT. SALARY RANGE IS $29,952.00 - $62,296.00. THE DEADLINE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATION IS 5:00PM, TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018.