Equipment Operator Description
The Equipment Operator I will operate machinery for construction, demolition, or excavation projects.
- Operates construction, excavating and loading equipment and heavy machinery including excavators, power shovels, stripping shovels, scraper loaders and backhoes.
- Prepares construction sites for building, demolition, or excavation.
- Effectively completes excavation and related tasks such as backfilling excavations and breaking concrete or rock using appropriate equipment.
- Transports tools and other construction equipment to and from construction sites.
- Operates machinery used to open trenches and expose utilities.
- Inspects, fuels and performs routine vehicle maintenance prior to beginning shift.
- Consults digging plans, machine specifications, and safety procedures for specific tasks.
- Ensures work is completed to specification by observing grade stakes, material levels, hand signals, and other markers.
- Performs routine maintenance and repairs.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Extensive knowledge of machinery operation and capabilities.
- Ability to read site plans related to structural concrete and land grades.
- Ability to complete safety awareness training.
- Excellent mechanical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to follow instructions.
- Flexibility to operate multiple types of equipment.
Education and Experience:
- High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
- Vocational school training or apprenticeship preferred.
- On-the-job training offered.
- CDL class license preferred.
- Prolonged periods of operating machinery.
- Must be able to operate machinery in all weather conditions and terrains.
- Must have physical strength, balance, hand-eye coordination, and stamina necessary to complete jobs in various areas.
- Must be able to lift and carry up to 80 pounds and push and/or pull 50-pound loads at a time.
- Must be able to stand and walk up to eight hours per day and climb multiple sets of stairs while carrying materials weighing between 40 and 60 pounds.
- Must be able to ride in a vehicle up to four hours to travel to and from job sites.
- Must be able to work in different temperatures and changing weather conditions.
- Must be able to traverse and inspect all areas of jobsite in all types of weather; this may include walking, climbing, reaching, bending, crawling, or stretching.
- Exposure to characteristic construction site dangers.
- Must have flexible scheduling to meet the needs of the business.