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Grounds Heavy Equipment Operator

Company: Service Corporation International
Location: Pueblo
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

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Operates a variety of equipment and trucks used in cemetery operation, construction, maintenance and repair. Performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance of grounds equipment and cemetery roads. Securely opens and closes interments, entombments and inurnments; installs memorials and markers. Prepares graves and maintains cemetery grounds. Locates grave site according to section, lot, and plot numbers and marks area to be excavated.


* Operates trucks and/or tractors of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling, and unloading of various equipment, materials, and supplies
* Operates trucks or heavy equipment, such as mechanized broom, bulldozer, backhoe, man-lift, dump truck, road grader, front-end loader, hydraulic excavators, skid steers, and jetter/inductor truck
* Operates jackhammers, mowers, brush chippers and other small equipment and tools to maintain cemetery and streets
* Supports cemetery operations in digging ditches and trenches, hoisting material, tools, equipment, and any related work with heavy equipment such as a backhoe, road grader or front-end loader
* Informs supervisor of equipment defects or need for repair
* Ensures burials, entombments and inurnments are securely and carefully opened and closed
* Sets and/or installs memorials and markers
* Installs outer burial containers
* Follows Interment Verification Procedures
* Conducts 25 foot radius preparation for burials
* Adheres to all Company safety rules and universal precautions
* Maintains and protects Company assets by performing regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and facilities
* Maintains a clean and orderly work area
* Completes Dignity University courses and other training as assigned
* Performs other duties as assigned or needed

EDUCATIONAL/Experience/MINIMUM Requirements


* High School degree or GED equivalent


* Minimum 6 months working with heavy equipment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Ability to operate hand-held tools and equipment, including, but not limited to a shovel, pick, rake, sledge hammer, lawn mower, weed trimmer and leaf blower
* Ability to operate mechanical equipment including, but not limited to, a dump truck, tractor, utility vehicle, marker trailed, dump trailer, jack hammer, tamper and backhoe
* Ability to accurately use measuring devices (i.e. tape measure, yard stick, etc.)
* Ability to communicate effectively with fellow associates, contractor personnel and client families
* Ability to troubleshoot mechanical equipment problems


Work Environment

* Work outdoors during all seasons and weather conditions

Work Postures

* Frequent, continuous periods of time standing, up 6 hours per day
* Climbing stairs to access buildings frequently

Physical Demands

* Physical effort requiring manual dexterity is required, includes paperwork, calculators, computers and phone usage
* Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Work Hours

* Working beyond "standard" hours as the need arises

Postal Code: 81005

Category (Portal Searching): Cemetery Maintenance

Job Location: US-CO - Pueblo

Keywords: Service Corporation International, Pueblo , Grounds Heavy Equipment Operator, Other , Pueblo, Colorado

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