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SCI Shared Resources, LLC Grounds Heavy Equipment Operator in Seattle, Washington

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Operates a variety of equipment and trucks used in cemetery operation, construction, maintenance and repair. Performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance of grounds equipment and cemetery roads. Securely opens and closes interments, entombments and inurnments; installs memorials and markers. Prepares graves and maintains cemetery grounds. Locates grave site according to section, lot, and plot numbers and marks area to be excavated.


  • Operates trucks and/or tractors of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling, and unloading of various equipment, materials, and supplies

  • Operates trucks or heavy equipment, such as mechanized broom, bulldozer, backhoe, man-lift, dump truck, road grader, front-end loader, hydraulic excavators, skid steers, and jetter/inductor truck

  • Operates jackhammers, mowers, brush chippers and other small equipment and tools to maintain cemetery and streets

  • Supports cemetery operations in digging ditches and trenches, hoisting material, tools, equipment, and any related work with heavy equipment such as a backhoe, road grader or front-end loader

  • Informs supervisor of equipment defects or need for repair

  • Ensures burials, entombments and inurnments are securely and carefully opened and closed

  • Sets and/or installs memorials and markers

  • Installs outer burial containers

  • Follows Interment Verification Procedures

  • Conducts 25 foot radius preparation for burials

  • Adheres to all Company safety rules and universal precautions

  • Maintains and protects Company assets by performing regular preventive maintenance on machines, equipment and facilities

  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area

  • Completes Dignity University courses and other training as assigned

  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed

EDUCATIONAL/Experience/MINIMUM Requirements


  • High School degree or GED equivalent


  • Minimum 6 months working with heavy equipment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to operate hand-held tools and equipment, including, but not limited to a shovel, pick, rake, sledge hammer, lawn mower, weed trimmer and leaf blower

  • Ability to operate mechanical equipment including, but not limited to, a dump truck, tractor, utility vehicle, marker trailed, dump trailer, jack hammer, tamper and backhoe

  • Ability to accurately use measuring devices (i.e. tape measure, yard stick, etc.)

  • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow associates, contractor personnel and client families

  • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical equipment problems


Work Environment

  • Work outdoors during all seasons and weather conditions

Work Postures

  • Frequent, continuous periods of time standing, up 6 hours per day

  • Climbing stairs to access buildings frequently

Physical Demands

  • Physical effort requiring manual dexterity is required, includes paperwork, calculators, computers and phone usage

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Work Hours

  • Working beyond “standard” hours as the need arises


Salary: $24.40/hr. - $33.60/hr.


MedicalDentalVisionFlexible Spending Accounts (health care and dependent care)Health Savings Account with Company ContributionSick LeaveShort-Term DisabilityLong-Term DisabilityLife InsuranceVoluntary Accidental Death or Dismemberment InsuranceDependent Life InsuranceSCI 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company matchEmployee Assistance Program

Postal Code: 98155

Category (Portal Searching): Cemetery Maintenance

Job Location: US-WA - Seattle

Job Profile ID: F00229

Time Type: Full time

Location Name: Seattle Care Center - Seattle Service Group Crematory - Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home