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Barn Area Equip Operator

Posted May 9, 2021

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort
Hot Springs National Park, AR

About This Job


Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Oaklawn Team. We have an extraordinary legacy. We are a family with strong core values, providing a new level of excitement for our guests and Team Members as we aspire to be Arkansas' Employer of Choice.

Duties include using tractors, spreaders, water trucks and other equipment to prepare, maintain and repair barn area to meet and exceed designated standards to ensure safety of horses, jockeys and personnel.  Supports various maintenance and labor projects throughout the property as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains the barn area in optimal conditions. 
  • Operate tractors, water trucks, spreaders and other equipment to maintain/groom the barn area.
  • Responsible for reading, observing, enforcing and understanding all safety rules for safe operation for each piece of equipment.
  • Maintain tractors, water trucks, and equipment.
  • Must use sound judgement when using equipment around the horses.
  • Performs preventative maintenance such as changing oil, replacing belts, etc. Performs minor corrective maintenance on equipment, such as trucks, tractors, barn equipment, etc. to repair equipment.
  • Uses various hand tools
  • Maintain the professional appearance of the barn area and ensures the adherence of the preventative maintenance program
  • Ensure timely response to all reports of safety hazards and proper communication
  • Uphold standards and practices that support the comprehensive safety and integrity of horseracing
  • Perform all of the duties and responsibilities in a professional, friendly, courteous and helpful manner, maintaining extreme confidentiality with all information
  • Maintains an attitude & philosophy consistent with the company Core Values and Standards of Behavior with internal & external guests
  • Punctual attendance required
  • Ability to work required overtime.
  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to use equipment associated with position; including but not limited to the use of tractors, spreaders, etc
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong guest service skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high energy environment
  • Excellent verbal skills
  • Ability to maintain a professional and positive demeanor with guests and team members
  • Ability to adhere to OJC attendance standards
  • Ability to use a hand-held radio for communications
  • Must be able to work as part of a team and maintain a positive attitude, as well as work independently
  • Flexible and adaptable to work in changing environment

Education and Experience Requirements

  • 1+ years barn area maintenance experience or similar role
  • Experience with industry equipment (i.e. tractor, truck, grader, front end loader etc.)
  • Experience with OSHA standards of safety

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • Must be in good physical condition, position requires physical labor including pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, reaching, carrying and lifting with or without assistance
  • Must be able to sit, walk and stand for long periods
  • Must be able to traverse uneven ground
  • Ability to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, ability to frequently lift, pull, push 50lbs., with or without assistance; less frequently up to 100 lbs
  • Frequent exposure to horses/animals
  • Work is performed outside in varied weather conditions, including extreme heat, cold, snow, ice, rain etc.
  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, dust, debris, chemicals, dirt, fumes, or airborne particles, and vibration.

Additional Information:Must be able to obtain and maintain Arkansas State LicensingMust be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check that may include fingerprinting and credit check

It is Oaklawn's intent to provide a drug-free, healthy, safe and secure environment for our Team Members. All applicants must complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Additional Information

All applicants must be able to demonstrate their US work authorization during the employment verification process.


About this Employer

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

2705 Central Avenue
Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901


About Us

Located in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, Oaklawn has been one of the premiere Thoroughbred racetracks in the country since 1904, best known as home of the $1 million Arkansas Derby. Today, Oaklawn is Arkansas’ #1 tourist destination. The state-of-the art casino offers live craps, live blackjack, popular slot games, live music, and the award-winning Silks Bar & Grill. Oaklawn began a multi-phased expansion in May 2019.


If you’re interested in working in a fun industry with fun people, Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort is the place to be. Oaklawn is much more than just a job. It’s an opportunity to be a part of the Oaklawn family as you build a rewarding, long-term career. Oaklawn is an exciting workplace where you’ll enjoy generous benefits and an opportunity for advancement. We have a variety of racing and gaming openings for you to explore, so if you’re ready for success apply today!

Applicants must be 21 years old.