Equipment Operator III

Orlando, Florida
May 14, 2024
Jul 13, 2024

Responsible for operating grounds maintenance and construction equipment. Maintain airport grounds, construct, renovate, and maintain landscaped areas. Operate mowing equipment to mow all areas of airport grounds. May be designated as lead tractor operator for mowing crew while engaged in mowing on the AOA. Responsible for communication with the Control Tower and determining the safe entry and exit to areas on the AOA. Complete maintenance work order as assigned, record all time, material, and equipment information correctly.


  • Batwing mower (primary equipment), slope mower, bucket and high reach truck, front-end loader, roller, sweeper, spray rig
  • All equipment operated by the Equipment Operator II position


  • High school graduate and five (5) years experience in the operation of construction and industrial lift equipment on landscape construction or maintenance projects, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Basic knowledge of essential safety equipment and protective devices.
  • Sound working knowledge of safe rigging and operational limitations of construction and lift equipment.
  • Knowledge of rules, regulations, and guidelines regarding safe equipment operation.
  • Must be capable of properly operating field communication equipment to include communication with Control Tower.
  • Must be able to apply horticultural chemicals safely and install landscape materials according to blueprints and specifications.
  • Proficiency in construction and maintenance of landscaped areas required.
  • Valid Florida Commercial Driver License, Class B with tanker endorsement and air brakes designation required.

**This position requires permanent residency in the United States. Only candidates who are permanently legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship or Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be considered.**


The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority offers a comprehensive benefits package.

  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, Sick and Personal Leave Days
  • Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • Short Term Disability Plan, Long Term Disability Plan and Life Insurance
  • Education Reimbursement (Full-time Employees Only)
  • Hybrid Work Schedule (for applicable positions)
  • Shift Differential (for applicable positions) 2nd Shift - $0.85 per hour & 3rd Shift - $1.00 per hour