Maintenance Mechanic/Equipment Operator

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OFFICE LOCATION


Tulsa, OK, USA

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WHO WE ARE


The mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is to conserve the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we develop innovative, on-the-ground solutions to the world’s toughest environmental challenges so that people and nature can thrive. Our work is guided by our values, which include a commitment to diversity and respect for people, communities, and cultures. From a rewarding mission to career development and flexible schedules, there are many reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want to know more? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube to hear stories from staff or visit Glassdoor.

One of TNC’s primary goals is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that employees around the globe have a sense of belonging and feel that their unique contributions are valued. We know we’ll only achieve our mission by hiring and engaging a diverse staff that reflects the communities in which we work. Recognizing that people bring talent and skills that have been developed outside the scope of a job, we take a holistic approach to recruitment that considers life experience in addition to the professional requirements listed in our postings. Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote a popular saying at TNC, “you’ll join for the mission, and you’ll stay for the people.”

WHAT WE CAN ACHIEVE TOGETHER


The Equipment Operator/Maintenance Mechanic maintains facilities, tools and equipment, mechanical systems and vehicles and preserve areas frequented by the visiting public. They undertake restoration projects on preserves and maintain equipment.

The Equipment Operator/Maintenance Mechanic operates heavy machinery, leads work teams, remove exotic species and/or conducts species monitoring and manages livestock, if necessary. They will serve on the fire crew and assist with inventory and purchasing of machinery.

May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.


WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOU


Through the efforts of The Nature Conservancy 108,425 acres in Oklahoma have been preserved and protected for people and nature. From grasslands to forests, rivers to mesas, we envision an Oklahoma where our rich natural heritage is valued and protected, and people are inspired to conserve nature forfuture generations. This is an exceptional career opportunity for a highly motivated, capable individual interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization!

Have you ever asked yourself, “How can I make a difference?” but you don’t know where to go or have the time to do it? Welcome to The Nature Conservancy. You have found the solution and now you can pointedly make a difference every day! By joining our Oklahoma team, you will become part of a group that is a force to be reckoned with; a force for nature, a force for people, and a force for our planet.

Our team consists of a dedicated group who are leading the conservation effort on multiple fronts and who expertly bring strategy and action together.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING


  • High school diploma and 4 years’ direct experience in applied mechanical maintenance.
  • Experience operating and/or repairing various types of equipment and machinery. (e.g.; lawn mower, chainsaw, tractor, backhoe, bulldozer, dump truck, two-way radio, etc.).
  • Experience working with electrical, plumbing, welding, and concrete.
  • Experience coordinating teams to complete construction and repair projects.
  • Must have a valid driver's license. Please indicate this in your resume.
  • Must be able to obtain related licenses or certifications required to participate in prescribed burns or CPR, first aid, etc.
  • Must be qualified as a Fire Fighter Type 2 (FFT2) or willingness to achieve in a short timeframe, including Introduction to ICS (I-100), Human Factors on the Fire line (L-180), Introduction to Wild land Fire Behavior (S-190), Firefighting Training (S-130), and one training burn serving under the supervision of a qualified FFT2. See http://www.tncfiremanual.org/firefighter.htm
  • Must achieve physical fitness standards as set by the local Fire Manager and TNC Fire Manual. Requirements for RXCM or FFT2 can be found at: https://www.tncfiremanual.org/FIrefighter.htm


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems.
  • Ability to recognize plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities.
  • Ability to complete tasks independently and manage diverse activities under deadlines.
  • PC familiarity.

FIREARMS USAGE

  • Firearm possession/use is permitted under the following instances:

o Euthanasia

o Preserve Stewardship and Management: Control of certain animals.

We recognize that women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities and other equity-deserving groups are less likely to apply if they do not match most of the qualifications. The Nature Conservancy finds strength in diversity of backgrounds, lived experiences, knowledge, and identities. We strongly encourage those interested who bring new perspective to apply.


WHAT WE BRING


We provide a competitive benefits package which includes: comprehensive health care plans (3 options to fit your needs,) flexible spending accounts (medical and dependent care,) a 401(k) plan including employer match (8% after 1 year!) 8 weeks paid parental leave, up to 10 days of accrued paid time off in the first year, 2 personal days, 10 holidays, and 10 days to attend to health needs, life insurance (2x salary,) short and long-term disability coverage, employee assistance program, and other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.

We also offer an environment supportive of empowering our employees, amplifying an equitable workforce, and creating opportunities to participate Employee Resource Groups. We’re proud to offer a flexible work environment that supports of the health and well-being of the people we employ.

Since 1951, TNC has been doing work you can believe in. Through grassroots action, we have grown from a small non-profit into one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and partners, we impact conservation around the world!

We’re proud to offer a work-environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!

This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.


SALARY INFORMATION


The starting pay range for a candidate selected for this position is generally within the range of $22.00- $24.00 hourly salary. This range only applies to candidates whose country of employment is the USA. Where a successful candidate’s actual pay will fall within this range will be based on a variety of factors, including, for example, the candidate's location, qualifications, specific skills, and experience. Please note countries outside the USA would have a different pay range in the local currency based on the local labor market, and not tied to USA pay or ranges. Your geographic location will be confirmed during the recruitment.

APPLY NOW


To apply for job ID 54529, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy's background screening process.

Do you have military experience? Visit our U.S. Military Skills Translator to match your military experience with our current job openings!

TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

An attractive salary and benefits package is part of TNC’s value proposition to our employees. TNC strives to provide competitive pay and bases salaries on the geographic location of the role committing to being equitable across groups and providing hiring salary ranges when possible.

Since we support flexible and remote work for our employees, many positions have a flexible location within countries where we’re registered as a Non-government Organization and established as an employer. This may mean we’re unable to provide a hiring salary range in the posting for some of our positions. However, candidates invited to be part of our interview process will be provided their location specific range upon request.