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Skookum Contract Services Tractor Operator in Fort Riley, Kansas

Tractor Operator

Location: Fort Riley, Kansas - Grounds

Type: Non-Exempt

Work Schedule: Full Time, Day Shift

Compensation: $16.75-$16.75/hour

Benefits: Skookum is proud to offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package to our eligible part-time and full-time employees.

Full-Time benefits of a Tractor Operator at Skookum include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) retirement plan, Life & Short-Term Disability Insurance

  • $4.41/hour Health and Welfare Benefit

  • Flexible Spending Account for both medical and dependent care

  • 11 paid federal holidays, accrual of 12 paid days of vacation at the start of employment, paid sick leave

  • Potential shared earning bonus

  • Tuition assistance available after 1 year of employment and potential scholarships for qualified dependents

  • Professional development, certifications, and training opportunities

  • Verizon wireless discount

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and an engaging wellness program

  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility for full time employees

Skookum is a national non-profit, government contractor that is dedicated to “Creating Opportunities for People of All Abilities” through hiring and supporting individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. We take pride in our mission-focused culture, our Core Values, Diversity, Partnership, Commitment, Integrity, and Quality, and our dedication to providing a safe and respectful work environment to our employees.

Skookum is seeking a driven and positive Tractor Operator with a professional attitude.

Typical duties include but are not limited to:

  • Weeding and cultivating landscape beds; applying mulch, planting grass, flowers, trees and shrubs, pruning and trimming of shrubs and trees, removing grass from cracks sidewalks and pavement, irrigation, erosion control, cleanup of turf areas and carts away debris, litter and other items. Water all grass, trees, shrubs, flowerbeds and improve areas when needed. Shall maintain grounds and road should for the areas specified.

  • Removes snow from walks, driveways, roads, or parking lots, using shovel and snow blower, spreads salt on walkways and other areas.

  • Mows, trims and edges turf areas using small and large tools and equipment (up to and over 2000 lbs.) Items to include but not limited to mowers, lawn vacuum/blowing devices, rakes, tractors, equipment with mowing accessories, string trimmers, edger’s, and other equipment as required to perform work under this functional area. Remove grass trimming, trash, fallen leaves and other debris from lawns and paved areas. Mulches, weeds, removes thatch, aerates, trims and edges around flower beds, walks, pathways, roads, walls and other borders using small walking type and/or large mowers (over 2000 lbs.).

  • Assists in repair of roads, walks, buildings, and mechanical equipment, and may clean comfort stations, offices workshop areas, and parking lots by sweeping, washing, mopping and polishing.

  • Fastens attachments such as graders, plows, rollers, mowers up to and over 2000 lbs., backhoes, seeders, and disc harrows to tractor, adjusts equipment for proper operation, lubricates and makes minor repairs to tractor and attachments such as tightening bolts, and replacing washers, cotter pins, and screws.

  • Drives and/or operates gasoline or diesel-powered tractors, gang mowers, chain saws, brush cutters, hedge trimmers and other equipment to move materials, draw implements, tow trailers, pull out objects embedded in ground, pull cable of winch to raise, lower, or load heavy material or equipment, trim, prune, repair, clean all service grounds.

  • Utilize chain saws to safely cut down limbs and trees.


  • 1 year of Grounds Maintenance preferred.

Physical Requirements:

Employees must have the ability to perform the following physical demands for extended periods of time with or without assistance. The physical demands of this position may be reasonably accommodated for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions on a case-by-case basis.

  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • May be required to reach, kneel, walk, stand, and use repetitive motion for several hours at a time based on position duties.

  • Work may require repetitive motion, reaching, lifting, kneeling, and walking. Standing or sitting for several hours at a time, climbing in and out of a vehicle, and up and down stairs may also be required.

  • Must have the perseverance to work effectively under pressure for extended periods of time.


  • Valid state driver’s license is required with the ability to obtain and maintain coverage by Skookum’s insurance.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain applicable security clearances and installation access. A background check and E-Verify will be conducted for this position.

    To Apply: Visit our website at www.skookum.org to complete an application.

    Current Employees need to log into their Workday to apply.

Skookum’s mission is “Creating Opportunities for People of all Abilities.”

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Disability Accommodations Available for Applicants : Skookum is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation so you can participate in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact us.

For Skookum Contract Services call (360) 475-0756 ext. 349 or email recruiting@skookum.org.

For Skookum Aerospace Manufacturing call (360) 381-0324 or email aerospacerecruiting@skookumaerospace.org.

Skookum is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Women/Minority/Veteran/Disabled - Skookum participates in E-Verify

Please submit a resume if you do not currently see an opportunity but are interested in working for Skookum

Skookum has carried forward our social mission "creating opportunities for people with disabilities" in all that we aspire to be. From our humble beginnings in small-town America, we have grown to be the best value provider of choice in the defense industrial complex and aerospace manufacturing sectors. Skookum does this by first investing in our people.

Skookum’s customers rely on Skookum to consistently deliver a quality product on time so that the customer in turn can accomplish their jobs. This drives Skookum’s core value proposition – We meet our mission when our customer meets their mission.

This philosophy is critical to our success as a team. At Skookum, we work diligently to sharpen our leaders’ skills so they can provide exceptional client support. Skookum is dedicated to ensuring specialized recruitment, career advancement, and job training methods are employed across the nation. Skookum is a national leader in Disability and Veteran recruitment, hiring, and retention.

We offer competitive wages and benefits, including providing professional growth opportunities. Working at Skookum is not just a job; it's a career to be proud of that allows us to positively influence others' lives each day! We currently support over 1,300 employees in 13 states, and we are growing every day across the nation.