Heavy Equipment Operator II - Bangor (Acting Capacity)

Bangor, Maine, United States | Maintenance & Operations | Full-time

Apply by: Jan. 26, 2021

Department of Defense, Veterans, and Emergency Management

Opening Date: January 12, 2021

Closing Date:  January 26, 2021 

Job Class Code: 8122

Grade: 12 Operations/Maintenance

Salary: $27,809 – $36,400

Location: Bangor

The Department of Defense, Veterans & Emergency Management is seeking a full-time TEMPORARY 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 and 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

Skills & Abilities to be successful:

  • 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


Minimum Qualifications: 

A valid Maine Class B License is required. Preference will be given to applicants  with commercial mowing and snow plowing experience. 


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 (207) 623-6700. 

Contact Information: 

Melissa Weiner, Human Resources Generalist, at melissa.weiner@maine.gov 

Why work for the State of Maine? (not all will apply for Acting Capacity)

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Savings
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement
  • Living Resources (Employee Assistance Program)
  • Paid Holidays (for Acting Capacity positions, paid holidays begin after 3 months of employment)
  • Federal Public Loan Forgiveness Program- to learn if you qualify, please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service#qualify
  • Statewide Locations
  • Training
  • Seasonal Jobs
  • Summer Internship Opportunities

Benefits: (effective July 1, 2020)

The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits include:

  • The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly.
  • At least 85% of the health insurance premium for the employee (up to $400.34).  Participating in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase the state-paid amount by 5%.  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.  To explore the detailed cost of coverage for specific situations, please consult these tables.

Acting Capacity positions are eligible for health, dental and vision insurance.  After completing 3 months of employment, they are then also eligible for paid holidays and will begin accruing sick and vacation time.

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