Grounds, Tractor Operator

Job category: Auxiliary
Exemption Status/Test: Non Exempt
Reports to: Grounds Supervisor/Grounds Foreman
Date Revised: November 9, 2015
Dept./School: Maintenance

Primary purpose

Operate large commercial tractor units that mow school locations and other support and undeveloped property locations, and assist on other jobs as assigned. Occasionally operate other heavy pieces of equipment to assist in daily tasks.

Qualifications

Education/Certification

High School Diploma or GED preferred

Valid Texas Driver License with a good driving record/ CDL preferred

Experience

Minimum three (3) years’ tractor operating experience

Special knowledge/skills

Knowledge and practice of all DOT rules and safety-chain/tie-down requirements

Major responsibilities and duties

  • Ability to operate large tractor with brush hog/fine cut mower.
  • Ability to pull gooseneck trailer/large trailers in a safe manner.
  • See that schools and support locations are mowed on time, once a week, and are in a presentable manner with quality care.
  • Ability to occasionally work with principals/contractors.
  • Ability to follow instructions/directions.
  • Ability to operate all types of grounds equipment (ex:  hand-held equipment, zero-turn mowers, skid loaders, backhoes).
  • Ability to properly install landscape materials and supplies.
  • Ability to complete all work orders/job assignments in a timely manner and additional assignments.
  • Ability to work in various types of weather.
  • Ability to do work assigned/flexible on job duties.
  • Responsible for truck and all equipment assigned.
  • Keep truck/equipment clean of debris daily.
  • Equipment upkeep daily (ex:  grease unit, check fluid levels).
  • Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of entire rig (ex: truck, trailer, tractor, mowing deck).
  • Visually inspect tractor for oil and water leaks, proper tire inflation, and overall condition and report any deficiencies to management.
  • Ability to load and unload tractor safely.
  • Ability to handle stress/heat.
  • Ability to show leadership.
  • Ability to pick up trash and debris (ex: paper, rocks, wood).
  • Ability to get all supplies together for daily tasks/assignments.
  • Ability to assist mow crews with mowing and other assigned tasks.
  • Ability to work alone.
  • Ability to take care of tractor and trailer ($100K worth of equipment).
  • Perform in field maintenance and service when needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Must be skilled with a variety of lawn tools
Motion: 
Ability to climb on and off equipment
Lifting: 
Frequently lift 10 to 80 pounds
Environment: 
Ability to perform in various weather conditions
Mental Demands: 
Maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.