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SCI Shared Resources, LLC Grounds Heavy Equipment Operator in Lynnwood, Washington

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Operates a variety of equipment and trucks used in cemetery operation, construction, maintenance and repair. Performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance of grounds equipment and cemetery roads. Securely opens and closes interments, entombments and inurnments; installs memorials and markers. Prepares graves and maintains cemetery grounds. Locates grave site according to section, lot, and plot numbers and marks area to be excavated.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operates trucks and/or tractors of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling, and unloading of various equipment, materials, and supplies

  • Operates trucks or heavy equipment, such as mechanized broom, bulldozer, backhoe, man-lift, dump truck, road grader, front-end loader, hydraulic excavators, skid steers, and jetter/inductor truck

  • Operates jackhammers, mowers, brush chippers and other small equipment and tools to maintain cemetery and streets

  • Supports cemetery operations in digging ditches and trenches, hoisting material, tools, equipment, and any related work with heavy equipment such as a backhoe, road grader or front-end loader

  • Informs supervisor of equipment defects or need for repair

  • Ensures burials, entombments and inurnments are securely and carefully opened and closed

  • Sets and/or installs memorials and markers

  • Installs outer burial containers

  • Follows Interment Verification Procedures

  • Conducts 25 foot radius preparation for burials

  • Adheres to all Company safety rules and universal precautions

  • Maintains and protects Company assets by performing regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and facilities

  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area

  • Completes Dignity University courses and other training as assigned

  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed

EDUCATIONAL/Experience/MINIMUM Requirements

Education

  • High School degree or GED equivalent

Experience

  • Minimum 6 months working with heavy equipment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to operate hand-held tools and equipment, including, but not limited to a shovel, pick, rake, sledge hammer, lawn mower, weed trimmer and leaf blower

  • Ability to operate mechanical equipment including, but not limited to, a dump truck, tractor, utility vehicle, marker trailed, dump trailer, jack hammer, tamper and backhoe

  • Ability to accurately use measuring devices (i.e. tape measure, yard stick, etc.)

  • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow associates, contractor personnel and client families

  • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical equipment problems

Work CONDITIONS

Work Environment

  • Work outdoors during all seasons and weather conditions

Work Postures

  • Frequent, continuous periods of time standing, up 6 hours per day

  • Climbing stairs to access buildings frequently

Physical Demands

  • Physical effort requiring manual dexterity is required, includes paperwork, calculators, computers and phone usage

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Work Hours

  • Working beyond “standard” hours as the need arises

Postal Code: 98036-4934

Category (Portal Searching): Cemetery Maintenance

Job Location: US-WA - Lynnwood

Req ID: Req.97939

Position Type: Full time

Who we are. What we do.

We are North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals, who proudly serve our community, provide caring assistance to families in need, and honor veterans and public servants.

We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

"SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliates.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V