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  • Maintenance Worker/Equipment Operator

    Maintenance Worker/Equipment Operator

    Maintenance Shop · Boardman, Oregon


    Maintenance Shop

    Employment Type


    Minimum Experience



    $25-33 per hour DOE

    General Position Summary:


    Assist the Lead Maintenance Worker/Equipment Operator and under general supervision, performs skilled maintenance of facilities, buildings, grounds and equipment at various sites.


    Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:


    • Conducting routine inspections of premises and equipment.
    • Handling basic repairs and maintenance.
    • Operates various pieces of large equipment in accordance with company procedures and safety regulations.
    • Operates trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, materials and supplies.
    • Operates trucks and construction or power equipment, such as backhoe, man-lift, bulldozer, dump truck, snowplow, road grader, front-end loader, excavator or skid steer.
    • Digging ditches and trenches for pipe installation and other various projects.
    • Performs routine inspections and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or repairs to the supervisor.
    • Cleans and maintains equipment.
    • Plows snow and salts roads when directed by lead.
    • Lay out, assemble, install and maintain pipe systems.
    • Inspect, examine and test installed systems and pipe lines.
    • Modify, clean and maintain pipe systems.
    • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.
    • Abide by all local, state, and federal regulations, as well as all company safety procedures.


    Specific Job Skills:


    • Considerable knowledge of skill in the operation of heavy equipment including but not limited to Grader, Dozer, Front-end loader, Scraper, Backhoe, Dump Truck, and Excavators.
    • Good knowledge of traffic and safety rules and accident prevention practices.
    • Knowledge of public works construction and maintenance tools, equipment, materials and methods.
    • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.
    • Good organizational skills.
    • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English.
    • Ability to work outside in different climates including cold, wet, hot and windy conditions.
    • Ability to stand for long periods including bending, stooping and reaching.
    • Must possess a valid Class A commercial driver’s license that includes airbrake, tanker and doubles and have an acceptable driving record, and proof of current vehicle insurance.
    • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check


    Education and/or Experience:


    • High school education or equivalent required.
    • Minimum of 5 years in the earth work field, machine control and layout.


    Job Conditions:


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions.  The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions and vibration.  The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


    Port of Morrow is an equal opportunity employer and has competitive wages with an exceptional benefits package.

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