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Equipment Operator
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 01/22/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Recruitment/Posting Title Equipment Operator
Job Category AFSCME Local 888
Department IPO-Facilities Grounds-NB
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root nearly 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with a global impact.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Equipment Operator for the Department of Facilities Grounds New Brunswick.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
• Operates, checks, services, and with assistance, performs emergency and minor repairs of heavy mechanized construction and maintenance equipment.
• May assist crafts workers in performing construction and maintenance work.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 14
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 37433.600
Annual Mid Range Salary 44090.390
Annual Maximum Salary 50747.170
Standard Hours 40.00
Union Description AFSCME - Local 888
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
Rutgers University requires all new employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the employee a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use in the United States or a vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine . Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
Seniority Unit Facilities Maintenance – New Brunswick
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS

Minimum Education and Experience
Requires three years experience or training in operation and maintenance of heavy equipment to include, but not limited to, backhoe/loader, sweeper and farm type equipment. Requires a valid driver’s license and two years driving experience. Will be required to successfully complete the Rutgers Defensive Driving Course. A Commercial Driver?s License (CDL) Class B with Air Brake endorsement must be obtained at the expense of the employee within 90 days of date of employment. This position requires drug and alcohol testing in accordance with federal law. Must be able to read, write and speak English as commensurate with job duties and lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
  • Operates University vehicles and equipment.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Special Conditions
  • Clean driving record
  • Shift hours/Schedule: Monday-Friday 6:30am-3:00pm

Posting Number 22ST0239
Posting Open Date 01/20/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
Notice to AFSCME Local 888 union members ONLY: To submit an internal bid, an application must be submitted no later than 9:00 a.m. on Friday, 1/28/2022. Although AFSCME Local 888 members have priority consideration, outside applications are accepted as well.
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Cook (RU-New Brunswick)
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