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    Summary

    The purpose of this position is to provide a student trainee in the Pathways Summer Program with on-the-job training and guidance. The student trainee performs heavy laboring tasks which require significant manual skill and very heavy physical effort operating equipment that includes characteristics such as single-function performance and components that are independently controlled through various hydraulic and/or mechanical devices such as large, complex riding lawn mowers and similar types of specialized mowing equipment.

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    Responsibilities

    • Operate large, complex riding lawn mowers and similar types of specialized mowing equipment (e.g., multiple and independently-controlled cutting decks).
    • Operate various controls and levers to maneuver equipment and lift, lower, adjust, engage, and disengage components or attached devices when working around trees, trenches, etc.
    • Determine and select the most appropriate type of equipment to accomplish each phase of the work in the most productive and cost-effective manner.
    • Complete all aspects of special assignments involving several steps, phases, or detailed procedures (e.g., preparing ground, laying sod, planting flowers or shrubs, and using simple drawings to establish a planting pattern and/or design).
    • Use and assure proper fit of required safety equipment and clothing (e.g., safety gloves, ear plugs, safety glasses, steel-toe shoes, or respirators).

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    4

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