Heavy Equipment Operator II

Bangor, Maine, United States Full-time

Department of  Defense, Veterans & Emergency Management

Opening Date:   July 31, 2019

Closing Date: August 23,  2019 

Job Class Code:  8122
Grade:   12
Salary:   $26,145.60 - $33,987.20
Location: Bangor


The Department of Defense, Veterans & Emergency Management is seeking a full-time Heavy Equipment Operator II at the Maine Air National Guard Base in Bangor.   

 Job duties include by are not limited to

  • Maintain State of Maine and U.S. Air Force vehicles, heavy equipment, machinery and attachments
  • Maintain grounds, airfield pavements, fence lines, gates
  • Perform snow removal and deicing fluid removal operations
  • Mow + weed whack grounds and flight lines
  • Maintain all base roads, and parking lot pavements
  • Sweep for FOD removal on the airfield, aprons and taxiways
  • Perform daily trash removal and compacting
  • Effectively and safely operate/maintain/grease front end loaders, backhoes, excavators, dump trucks, sanders, plows, asphalt rollers, skid steers and attachments, bulldozers, graders, paint line sprayers, vehicle lifts, tractors with mowers up to 22 feet, various types of lawn mowers up to 16 feet, street sweeper/vacuum trucks, weed whackers.
  • Operate all equipment in a safe and professional manner.
  • Ability to follow oral or written instruction and follow directions.
  • Ability to work long hours up to 16 hours on a single shift during plowing operations.
  • Ability to be on call, and on a rotational call list to cover snowstorms or other military operational needs.
  • Ability to operate a chain saw for felling and cutting up trees and limbs.
  • Ability to work on, install repair chain link fencing and gates
  • Ability to carry a cell phone for communications and after hour call-ins.
  • Must be able to wear all safety equipment such as safety eyewear, hearing protection, gloves, respirator and safety chaps when using a chain saw. Required for employment.   

Minimum Qualifications:  A valid Maine Class B License is required, Class A preferred. Past experience with commercial mowing and snow plowing preferred. 

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.  If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at 623-6700. 

Contact Information: 

Mary-Jayne Monroe, Human Resources, at (207)623-6736 or Mary-Jayne.Monroe@maine.gov;


The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement Contribution: 14.47% of pay for bargaining unit positions 

The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly.

The value* of State-paid Health Insurance: 

100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly / Employee pays nothing

95%  State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly / Employee pays: 5%  = $23.09 biweekly

90%  State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly / Employee pays:10% = $46.17 biweekly

85%  State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly / Employee pays:15% = $69.26 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee's wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium payment.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.