Heavy Equipment Operator
Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties.
- Rogers/Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Duluth, Minnesota
- New Berlin/Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Menoken/Bismarck, North Dakota
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Operate heavy equipment of various sizes and weights used in site or highway construction.
- Properly follow company and OSHA safety procedures. Bring problems to the attention of the project Foreman, Superintendent, General Superintendent or Safety Director.
- Follow daily procedures and protocols as set forth in job orientations and trainings.
- Perform routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment and refer defects or needed repairs to project Foreman, Superintendent, General Superintendent or Safety Director.
- Assist in training of lower-level employees performing the maintenance and repair duties, as required or assigned.
- Knowledge of reading grade stocks and/or site plans.
- Help identify any underground and overhead utilities have been located/exposed prior to excavating.
- Review trenching requirements with Superintendent and ensure any required protection is available.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
- Keep project foreman, superintendent, or general superintendent informed of known actions, written or verbal, which may affect the ability to successfully perform tasks at construction project sites or adversely affect Company operations.
- Other projects or duties as assigned by management.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Communication: Good communication skills both oral and written when working with all levels of management and employees, external vendors and other business associates. Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions. Must have good interpersonal skills.
Education/Experience: High school or equivalent, six to twelve months of operating construction equipment experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Considerable knowledge of heavy-equipment operating principles. Ability to drive and operate the equipment under varying working conditions. Working knowledge of hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operations.
Computer Skills: Must have GPS skills or willingness to learn GPS skills in a timely manner.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: OSHA 10, First Aid/CPR, knowledge of applicable safety precautions as well as view and understand safety training video.
Physical Demands: Ability to perform manual work requiring periods of extensive physical exertion and potential exposure to adverse weather conditions. Required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Often required to sit, stand, walk, bend knees, stretch arms, stoop, kneel, talk and hear.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions on the job: Employee is exposed to noise level and variable temperatures of terrain. Employee must be flexible in regards to work hours including evenings and weekends. Employee must be willing to travel.
Attendance: Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency as required by management and/or project requirements.