Orlando, Florida

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for supporting all of Technical Services and other divisions across UO. Proficient operation of heavy equipment utilizing equipment such as the Cat Loader, Cat Extended Boom, and Cat Backhoe. Performs proper rigging skills for loading, unloading, and transportation of large specimen trees and other equipment and materials. Other activities include the operation and transport of large pumps, generators, ride vehicles, ride track, and related facility and attraction apparatus. They are regularly called on to coordinate field tasks associated with special projects involving demolition of structures and earth movement.


  • Operation of heavy equipment which includes the ability to excavate using shoring, applies straps and slings to loads being rigged, back floats gravel and soil for fine grading, lift and place irregular objects, and maneuver equipment in all directions in tight spaces.
  • Performs rigging of various objects for proper lifting and transport.
  • Performs project coordination involving the use of heavy equipment.
  • Provide correct hand signals for heavy equipment operation and rental cranes to insure safe operation and to protect UO’s assets.
  • Oversees heavy equipment repair and maintenance to insure safe operation.
  • Submits paperwork for excavation permits and monitors heavy equipment/vehicle job logs.
  • Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Responsible for the safe operation of all heavy equipment proficiently; provides support to all departments resort wide in the use of heavy equipment.

EDUCATION: High school degree or GED Preferred.

EXPERIENCE: 7-10 Years – Heavy equipment operation required; equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Florida Driver’s License required to operate company vehicles. Annual Training and Certification is required for all of the following provided by UO; Caterpillar Loader, Caterpillar Extended Boom Lift, Caterpillar Backhoe-Loader, and JCB.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Must possess flexibility in regards to different shifts and short notice call in due to emergencies or department need.

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Orlando, Florida

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