Field Lead / Heavy Equipment Operator in Nassau at PAE

Date Posted: 8/4/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Field Lead / Heavy Equipment Operator

The Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) Mission is to provide Naval Warfare Centers, the Fleet, and other customers with accurate undersea, surface, and in-air three-dimensional tracking data and other unique Atlantic test facilities.  In support of Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E), and Fleet readiness assessment and training. AUTEC is a Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB) and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport's largest single team project, providing both deep and shallow water test and training environments.

Responsible for operating of heavy and agricultural grounds maintenance equipment in the Roads and Grounds Department and providing field oversight of small groundskeeper working groups on the AUTEC project


  • Perform daily operational safety and maintenance checks on all heavy and grounds equipment used and assigned to the department.
  • Operate heavy and grounds equipment in a safe and efficient manner following all safety procedures and guidelines.
  • Maintain equipment as required.
  • Ensure heavy and grounds equipment is safely and securely stored.
  • Participate in routine maintenance of equipment as required and advise supervisor of any requirements for maintenance or repair.
  • Respond to customer concerns regarding scheduling and quality of service.
  • Perform as Field Lead as directed by the Roads & Grounds Manager, duties include providing oversight and responsibility over small working groups of groundskeepers doing routine and special grounds maintenance projects and tasks.
  • Responsible as the Field Lead to perform routine grounds maintenance activities to include grass cutting, tree maintenance, beautification projects and clean-up.
  • Perform duties related to Hurricane readiness and disaster clean-up efforts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Five (5) years related experience working with heavy equipment, grounds maintenance or farm / agricultural equipment and implements in a similar environment.
  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License or must obtain one within 30 days of hire required.
  • Heavy equipment certifications, training documents and / or licenses preferred.
  • Knowledgeable in the operation of skid steers, heavy forklifts, front-end loaders, back hoes, zero turn mowers, agricultural farm tractors and all attachments preferred.
  • Must be able to pass and obtain US government equipment licenses provided by AUTEC.
  • Valid Driver’s License and passport will be required.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work extended hours as required.
  • Ability to work in all kinds of weather, including extreme heat.
  • Ability to work on uneven terrain.
  • Must be able to work in an environment with some exposure to unpleasant and noxious fumes and orders from equipment.
  • Experience in grounds maintenance operations and ability to lead personnel in the field preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to reside in remote location with limited medical facilities.
  • This position requires the individual to be eligible to obtain a US Government security clearance;   US Citizenship is required.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement