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Heavy Equipment Operator

Company: RES
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

RES is looking for applicants with prior experience in the ecological restoration field. - The job will consist of 100% field work ranging from invasive brush cutting, tree felling, planting, seeding, and maintenance of natural areas through equipment operations and herbicide application. -Work is seasonally steady and often will require over 50 hours per week. Some weekend work required during peak periods. Significant travel may be required for some projects throughout the region. -Travel with overnight stays of 2-6 night periods will be required for some job sites.

  • Execute invasive brush clearing, tree felling, planting, seeding, erosion and sediment controls
  • Maintenance and mowing of natural areas through equipment operation and herbicide application
  • Perform restoration activities, including identifying and protecting native species, identifying and controlling invasive species and site clearing
  • Loading plant and project materials at nurseries and other suppliers
  • Assist with projects related to:
    • Stream restoration
    • Stormwater
    • Restoration planting
    • Invasive plant removal/management
    • Landscape construction
    • Renewable facilities managementRequired:
      High School degree or equivalent2 or more years working in field operations or civil constructionAbility to Travel up to 75% with overnight stays of 1-6 nights within the region.Valid driver's license required. - Ability to think quickly and adapt requiredTeam player- able to operate and adapt within a teamExperience driving large pick-up trucks and hauling trailersAbility to study for and pass a test to become a licensed IL and/or IN Pesticide Applicator within 1 yearPreferred:
      Experience working on natural resource or water resource infrastructure projects Prior experience performing native seed and plant installation, including erosion control measures Native plant ID, including winter woody plant identification Experience with repair and maintenance of small engines and equipment is a strong plus Class A commercial driver's license -Physical Requirements: -Willing and able to perform and comply with the following items:
      Strict adherence to safety protocols, including proper PPE requirementsAbility to lift or carry up to 50 poundsAbility to work outside in harsh and under adverse weather conditions including heat, cold, rain, snow, and exposure to insects including ticks and mosquitoes. Exposure to poisonous plants such as poison ivy.Ability to walk long distancesAbility to undertake field work that includes, operating ATVs, tractors, skid steers, and trucks with trailersAbility to safely operate chainsaws and gas-powered brush cutters & augers -VEVRAA Federal Contractor -RES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: RES, Lafayette , Heavy Equipment Operator, Other , Lafayette, Louisiana

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