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California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 3686512
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

521313 - Light Automotive Equipment Operator

Classificaiton: Light Automotive Equipment Operator
Department: Landscape Services
Sub-Division: Associate Vice President, Facilities Management
Salary Range: Classification Range $3,338- $5,988 per month(Hiring range depending on qualifications, not anticipated to exceed $3,338 - $4,326 per month)
Appointment Type: Temporary
Time Base: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM; this is a temporary position to end on or before June 30, 2023 with a possibility of renewal on an annual basis if funds and/or program needs exist.

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to Californias revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:

Facilities Management is committed to planning, developing, and maintaining a safe, sustainable, and high quality learning and working environment for the campus community. Facilities Management provides oversight of university resources and assets and is responsible for the development of the University's facilities including land use planning, capital improvement, project development, construction, as well as facilities operations and maintenance including custodial services, landscape services, building trade services, mechanical and electrical, and recycling services. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our Landscape Services team as the Light Automotive Equipment Operator. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Under general supervision of the Landscape Services Manager for Capital Programs and Facilities Management (CPFM), the Light Automotive Equipment Operator provides general gardening/landscape maintenance services to campus grounds and assist in parking lot landscape maintenance. Operates and maintains riding lawn mowers and tractors, backhoes, skip loaders, trenchers, and similar equipment. Operates street sweeper in parking lots and parking structures. Performs minor adjustments and repairs on motorized equipment. Operates trucks, utility carts, dump trucks, forklifts and pick-up trucks with lift gates to load, move and unload equipment or materials. Operates pressure washing machine for areas as directed and as required for campus beautification and periodic cleaning of areas of typical usage by campus population. Pressure washing will include use of steam and other equipment/methods for heavily stained areas.

This position is highly safety conscious, works in accordance with established safety procedures, is disciplined in proper use of PPE, and maintains a safe and clean work environment. A Light Automotive Equipment Operator offers excellent customer service and is always courteous to campus customers while maintaining records and data related to work performed using computerized record-keeping systems. An employee best suited for this role is one who is defined by their dedication to the quality of their work, dependability, and reliability.

Cares for campus grounds to support the University's mission, vision, and values in higher education. Interacts with a diverse group of individuals. Works well in a team environment and understands the balance of sharing duties, taking ownership, and will take the initiative to complete tasks as needed. Takes pride in every aspect of their work to create and maintains an excellent learning environment at Cal State University Fullerton. Thrives in a university environment where staff are empowered for personal growth, and supported in professional growth. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Equivalent to one year of paid or regularly assigned driving experience in a job involving operating a delivery vehicle, truck, tractor, bus, or automotive maintenance equipment; Knowledge of safe operation and maintenance procedures of equipment used in landscape maintenance; Knowledge of the rules of safe driving; Skill in operating riding mowers, tractors, small motorized equipment; large turf equipment, skip loader and forklift, up to 3000 lb. capacity; Ability and specialized skills to operate equipment safely, recognize hazards and follow practices and laws to ensure safety and follow manuals and guidelines pertaining to operation of State vehicles; Skill to load and unload vehicles correctly and safety; Ability to service and make routine repairs on equipment; Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Excellent customer service skills. Skill in using a computer to check and enter information. Previous experience operating motorized mowers and other motorized equipment including skip loaders, tractors, dump trucks and forklift.

Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

Position works outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. May be required to work overtime to complete assignments. Position carries a master key. Position requires fingerprinting and a criminal background check. Walking on uneven ground.

Additional Information:
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Application Deadline: Dec 15, 2022 (9:00 PM)

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