Heavy Highway Construction Equipment Operator
Justin, TX 
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Posted 9 days ago
Job Description

Excavator, Motor Grader, Dozer, Loader, Roller or Back-hoe Operators

A Highway Construction Heavy Equipment Operator is an hourly-rated skilled craft position that performs on construction projects any combination of the duties described more fully, below. A Heavy Equipment Operator typically performs a wide variety of tasks, transferring from one task to another as the work flow dictates.

Key Duties

  • Inspects equipment/machinery for safe day-to-day operation and for general maintenance needs.
  • Operates various heavy equipment, such as dozers, scrapers, loaders, excavators, tractors, front loaders and back hoes, to excavate, move and grade earth.
  • Interacts with construction general laborers and/or crew members who are facilitating alignment, movement, and adjustment of the equipment to complete conformation of grade specifications for the construction project.
  • Turn valves to control air and water output of compressors and pumps.
  • Adjusts control wheels, handles and depresses pedals to drive machinery and control attachments, such as blades, buckets, scrapers and swing booms.
  • Other duties as assigned.

General Description

The Heavy Equipment Operator will work in close proximity to equipment and people and operate equipment to remove, compact and place materials in a safe manner.

Qualification Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Key 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.
  • Education and Experience. This position typically is not an entry-level job, as it requires demonstrable previous experience as a Heavy Equipment Operator.
    • A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) is preferred.
    • Must be able to understand work directions and communicate effectively with job site supervisors and fellow employees.
    • Three (3) to Five (5) years or more of industry related experience is required for this position, with an emphasis on roads, highways, and bridges.
  • Physical Demands. The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by a Heavy Equipment Operator to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
    • Constant physical effort, including standing, is required during a regular work shift of at least eight hours per day. Employee must be able to stand for extended periods of time, and to stoop, bend, and crouch as required to perform Key Duties.
    • Frequently work with hands extended overhead, sometimes in conjunction with the operation of hand power tools.
    • Ability to lift and carry, on a frequent basis, at least 50 pounds personally, and up to 150 pounds with assistance.
    • Maintain constant alertness to the multiple concurrent activities of the construction site, including the activities of other employees and contractors, the operation of stationary equipment, and the movement of mobile equipment.
    • Frequently walk on uneven surfaces, including natural ground in varying weather conditions.
    • The Operator must be able to climb on and off heavy mobile equipment safely.
  • Work Environment. The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those that a Heavy Equipment Operator encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
    • Work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions.
    • Work environment periodically exposes the employees to high levels of noise, grease, and dust that is typically associated with a construction project.
    • Employee regularly works near heavy equipment and moving machinery.
    • Work may involve a variety of substances commonly found on construction sites such as form oil, grease, curing compounds, gasoline, diesel fuel and ready mixed concrete.

Company Benefits

  • Medical & Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Voluntary Term Life
  • Long Term Disability
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Vacation & Holiday Pay
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Additional Benefits including wellness coaching, etc..

We promote a Drug-Free Workplace.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability are encouraged to apply.


Equal Opportunity Employer - Affirmative Action Minorities/Female/Veteran/Disability are encouraged to apply. We promote a Drug-Free Workplace.

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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