The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) has an open Forestry Heavy Equipment Operator position in Fort Devens, MA. For full position details and to submit application materials, please visit:
Emailed or mailed applications will not be accepted.
CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.
Primary functions will include understory forest clearing with mulching heads, and blading/crowning gravel trails on tracked skid steers and/or dozers respectively. Other tasks will include but are not limited to general land management activities, like placing small culverts, cutting/trimming trees with saws, mowing small parcels of grasslands, and chipping downed foliage.
The operator must demonstrate proficiency with a skid steer. Other heavy equipment may also be utilized with potentially less frequency, such as 10 to 25-ton dump trucks, dozers, motor graders, front-in loaders, vibratory compactors, scrapers, forestry mowers (FECON), track hoes, agricultural tractors, and backhoes for the purpose of completing LRAM projects.
2 years of professional experience.
A High school Diploma, General Education Development (GED), or equivalent
Experience with running and maintaining heavy equipment
Physically able to work outdoors and perform strenuous labor under all weather conditions (e.g., heat and humidity). Able to lift 40 pounds repeatedly
Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.
Be able to follow directions, work collectively with others as a team, and maintain safe working standards
The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date U.S. employment authorization. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
The successful candidate must reside in the Installation vicinity; telecommuting is not available for this position.
Knowledge and experience necessary to facilitate:
Work Site Revegetation
Experience with land rehabilitation, horizontal construction techniques, and erosion control practices specific to State and/or EPA approved Best Management Practices (BMPs) required to achieve compliance with the Clean Water Act (CWA)
Experience running and maintaining heavy equipment such as:
10 to 25-ton dump trucks
Forestry mowers (FECON)