Service Corporation International (SCI)

  • Grounds Heavy Equipment Operator

    Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
    Associate Requisition ID
    Req.64446
    # of Openings
    1
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Cemetery Maintenance
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview & Responsibilities

    SCI is certified as a Great Place to Work® by the Great Place to Work Institute. In a recent survey, our associates said that their work has special meaning and is not “just a job”. We currently have a full time opening for a Grounds Heavy Equipment Operator at Mount Comfort Cemetery in Alexandria, VA. This is the opportunity to be part of the Dignity Memorial® provider network and grow your career in the funeral, cremation and cemetery services business. For us, there is no greater responsibility than celebrating each life like no other and making a difference in the lives of people we serve.

    GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

    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.

     

    SPECIFIC RESPONSBILITIES 

    • Operates trucks &/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.

    Requirements & Qualifications

    Education:

    • High School degree or GED equivalent

    Experience:

    • Minimum 6 months working with heavy equipment

    Knowledge, Skills & 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 lift 50 lbs
    • Ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions
    • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical equipment problems

    SCI Overview

    Who we are. What we do.

     

    We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe.

     

    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. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

     

    Benefits Options:

    • Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)
    • 401K Retirement Savings Plan with company match
    • Vacation and sick time
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Funeral discounts, and more

    SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at www.sci-corp.com.

     

    As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

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