Department(s) Operations, TSS Range Sustainment, Fort Irwin, CA

Reports to Range Operations Manager / Range Operations Supervisor

Job Summary

This is a union position. Must have a full overall understanding of Heavy Equipment and Commercial vehicles as it pertains to a Military Range Operation, encompassing maintenance and scheduling. Must have the ability to perform equipment operator duties with a bulldozer, scraper, articulated loader, skip loader, backhoe, tracked excavator, wheeled excavator, dump truck, road grader, various types of rough terrain forklifts (up to 25,000 lb. capacity), skid steer, and a water truck or pull. Must have experience working with management to Pre plan and schedule daily and overall heavy equipment tasks. Must have experience with operational status reports and shall have experience completing daily and monthly PMCS documentation and will ensure PMCS standards are met daily. Will ensure heavy equipment operators meet daily PMCS standards. Will provide supervisor and supply dept. information needed to order material and parts for all pertinent equipment. Will provide logistical plans to supervisor and assist with the daily dissemination of duties to all Heavy equipment operators. Will provide Supervisor with up to date conditions of all pertinent roads, rock crusher, UAV strip(s), HLZ(s) and airfield(s). Must have experience cleaning and servicing heavy equipment and commercial vehicles. Will assist various teams with the repair and maintenance of facilities and its equipment.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Assist with heavy equipment planning and scheduling
  • Submit operations reports to management
  • Confirm daily, weekly and monthly PMCS standards are met
  • Maintain vehicle maintenance and repair records
  • Perform dig permit plan checks and utility marking
  • Perform road and grounds repair and maintenance
  • Will coordinate the removal of asphalt pavement and residual debris
  • Must have the ability to interact well with customers and fellow employees to create a good working environment.
  • Perform maintenance and grading of various ranges and training areas.
  • Oversee the safe operation of equipment / vehicles and will ensure the proper compliance of all legal and contract requirements
  • Perform unit level maintenance and safety checks on all equipment / vehicles.
  • Perform a wide variety of tasks involved in the safe maintenance of facilities, equipment and grounds
  • Must have experience potholing and have the ability to use a shovel
  • Will perform equipment operation work to assist personnel in day to day repair and maintenance duties
  • Provide training site support of urban operation building and selective site tear-down and removal
  • Safeguard and maintain assigned Government and company property

Ensures physical security of equipment

Supplementary Functions may include

  • Perform other work related duties as assigned.
  • May perform duties in lower related job classification.
  • Repairing berms, trails and parking areas.
  • Assemble, place and install targets.
  • Knowledgeable in erosion control and effects on impact areas
  • Housekeeping (cleaning staging site(s) and customer service area).

Minimum Requirements

Educational Equivalent:  High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience:  Minimum 5 years’ experience in a verifiable leadership role in a Heavy Equipment operation of a specific environment.

Specific Knowledge: 

Licenses:  Must have a valid Commercial driving license.

Skills Required: Demonstrate the ability to perform all of the essential and supplemental functions listed. Demonstrate qualified skills on all required equipment. Perform as tested for equipment qualifier. Demonstrate ability to perform limited maintenance on vehicles and tools to include checking engine/brakes/fuel/tires/water.  Ability to operate equipment safely to task specifications under all environmental conditions. Ability to use tools and equipment to perform the essential functions and duties listed.  Ability to use good judgment and common sense when performing job functions.  Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.  Patience to work under sometimes stressful conditions.  Ability to work 2nd or 3rd shift, holidays, and weekends.

Communication Skills: Must be able to speak English and listen with comprehension.

Equipment/Tools Used

Operates Class A vehicles/equipment such as a 5-ton truck, bulldozer, scraper, articulated loader, skip loader, backhoe, tracked excavator, wheeled excavator, dump truck, road grader, various types of rough terrain forklifts (up to 25,000 lb. capacity), skid steer, and a water truck or pull. Will also use basic hand tools and road maintenance tools. The employee is required to provide and wear steel toe safety boots to begin employment.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
REASONABLE accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is required to walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must lift and move up to 100 pounds. The employee is required to wear and use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate to individual job tasks, including but not limited to safety boots, safety headgear, eye protection, and hand protection. The employee is required to work in frequent exposure to dust, desert pollen, extreme heat and cold associated with desert environment and natural conditions existing on Fort Irwin.

Travel Requirements : None


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.