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Equipment Operator 1

  • 501267
  • Full-time


Equipment Operator 1

Job Location:

Address:  1826 W. McDowell Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $15.20 - $16.27 

Grade: 13

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

The Arizona Exposition and State Fair (AESF) is seeking an Equipment Operator I, with a Class B license to be a part of a fantastic crew that thrives in a work environment that we enjoy having fun contributing to the largest annual event, attracting more than 1.1 million people at the Arizona State Fair!

As the Equipment Operator I, you will safely operate single and multi-axle vehicles, flatbed, and dump trucks to pick up, haul and deliver supplies, materials, and equipment. In this position, you will operate tractor-mounted power mowers and two-wheel drive front-end loaders to load and unload materials.

In this position, you will skillfully operate heavy equipment including, but not limited to, condor trash truck to the city dump and water truck on the grounds, forklift to move barriers, ticket booths, entrance gates, etc. This responsibility will include the performance of pushing, compacting, grading, and covering municipal solid waste. You will be responsible for ensuring the state vehicle is in compliance with the agency’s safety standards prior to operating the vehicle, ensuring that all agency, state and federal regulations are adhered to at all times while operating the truck. As needed, you will assist other trades. In this position, you may perform minor maintenance and repair on equipment, assuring that vehicles and equipment are properly serviced and maintained.

Job Duties:

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Operating equipment to load and unload or to move material from one site to another on the grounds;
  • Operating single and multi-axle vehicles in performance duties;
  • Operating power mower or other motorized equipment as required;
  • Performing simple maintenance on equipment;
  • Completing necessary paperwork or reports as required;
  • Performing safety checks on all equipment used in completion of job;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • NOTE: Flexible weekends and evening schedule required, working long extended hours, and some holidays during the State Fair season.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):
  • Safe operation of front-end loaders, trucks both single and multi-axle, riding mowers and other motorized equipment;
  • Safe operation of all motorized equipment used in performance of duties;
  • Properly loading and unloading equipment and boxes from pallet jacks and forklifts;
  • Knowledge and skills in safe lifting practices;
  • Knowledge of securing loads to prevent shifting;
  • Skills in safety practices;
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships;
  • Manage time effectively;
  • Ability to keep simple records;
  • Preventative maintenance of equipment;
  • Ability to problem solve;
  • Ability to lift/carry, push/pull 30 pounds;
  • Independent body mobility to stand, climb, reach and move heavy material or mechanical parts;
  • Ability to work primarily outdoors, exposed to hot weather.
Selective Preference(s):

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Our ideal driver will thrive in a positive work environment that they not just enjoy, but contribute to; we share in successes and overcome challenges together.
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • CDL Class B License. Employment is contingent upon passing a medical/physical examination and drug screen. This position requires flexibility with work and varied work schedules.

The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Sick leave
  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
  • You and your family have the opportunity to experience the Arizona State Fair!

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

  • Positions in this classification require participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). Please note enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Contact Us:
  • If you have any questions please feel free to contact Luis Bustamante at 480.645.2005 or at Luis.Bustamante@azdoa.gov for assistance.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.