Best Friends Animal Society
  • 506- Maintenance
  • Kanab, UT, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Join Best Friends and turn your career into a labor of love. The benefits package is one of the best! Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Child Care reimbursement, Pet Sitting reimbursement, Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, PTO, Paid Holidays, Employee Assistance Program, 401k and Staff Discounts.

Location:  Kanab, Utah

The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for operating heavy equipment such as graders, dump trucks, water trucks, and tractors in a safe and effective manner.


  • Grades, shapes, backfills and contours roads on the sanctuary grounds
  • Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on equipment
  • Repairs damaged equipment
  • Digs trenches, removes snow, tears down buildings and other activities requiring heavy equipment
  • Completes assigned work orders in a timely and professional manner
  • Operates, services, cleans, and cares for tools and equipment
  • Follows safe work practices and observes safety precautions
  • Performs a variety of physical labor as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience:

  • Heavy equipment operating skills and experience preferred but will train qualified candidate
  • Work with a positive outlook, upbeat, flexible, energetic, and take initiative
  • Advanced knowledge of methods, tools, equipment, materials, and practices used in heavy equipment operations  
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions; read and interpret equipment operations manuals; maintain records
  • Must be willing to obtain CDL driver's license within first year of employment
  • Valid driver's license, with 3 years clean driving record

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work out of doors in all weather conditions, with wide ranging temperatures
  • Work includes heavy lifting (typically up to 80 pounds)
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually loud
  • Prolonged periods of standing, stooping, reaching, crawling, and climbing; manual dexterity, coordination, agility, strength, and stamina 

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career at Best Friends Animal Society.  Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status.

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