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Heavy Equipment Operator

Posted April 14, 2021

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile
Kanab, UT

About This Job

Location: Kanab, Utah

The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for operating heavy equipment such as graders, dump trucks, water trucks, and tractors in a safe and effective manner.


  • Grades, shapes, backfills and contours roads on the sanctuary grounds
  • Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on equipment
  • Repairs damaged equipment
  • Digs trenches, removes snow, tears down buildings and other activities requiring heavy equipment
  • Completes assigned work orders in a timely and professional manner
  • Operates, services, cleans, and cares for tools and equipment
  • Follows safe work practices and observes safety precautions
  • Performs a variety of physical labor as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Experience:

  • Heavy equipment operating skills and experience preferred but will train qualified candidate
  • Work with a positive outlook, upbeat, flexible, energetic, and take initiative
  • Advanced knowledge of methods, tools, equipment, materials, and practices used in heavy equipment operations
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions; read and interpret equipment operations manuals; maintain records
  • Must be willing to obtain CDL driver's license within first year of employment
  • Valid driver's license, with 3 years clean driving record
Physical Requirements:
  • Must be able to work out of doors in all weather conditions, with wide ranging temperatures
  • Work includes heavy lifting (typically up to 80 pounds)
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually loud
  • Prolonged periods of standing, stooping, reaching, crawling, and climbing; manual dexterity, coordination, agility, strength, and stamina

About this Employer

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile

30 North 300 West
Kanab, UT 84741

Telephone (435) 644-2001
Reservations (435) 644-3400

40 Room Hotel

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Who We Are 

For over 30 years, Best Friends Animal Society has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and building effective programs that reduce the number of animals entering shelters.

Just for Pets

At the Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile, pets are just as much guests as their people are. For their comfort and happiness, we are pleased to provide:

  • Personal pet welcome
  • Complimentary self-serve pet washing facilities
  • Complimentary cleaning products, located in the service building
  • Pet walking service provided in half-hour increments by Best Friends volunteers and staff (a fee applies)
  • Pet visits by our staff during the day (a fee applies)
  • Fenced pet-park area with splash water feature (for pets of lodging guests)
  • Pet treats, beds and retail items in the mercantile building
  • Built-in cubbies and snuggling areas in select guest rooms

Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.