Equipment Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of multiple pieces of construction equipment. The Equipment Operator is proficient in the use of a diverse range of construction equipment, including, Excavators, Loaders, Dozers, Rollers, Graders, Pavers, Skid Steers and other pieces of equipment.
The responsibilities of the Equipment Operator include, but are not limited to:
Capable of operating multiple pieces of construction equipment used in civil construction, base preparation and construction, and paving.
Operate all heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.
Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment.
Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment, and clean, lubricate and refill the equipment as necessary.
Maneuver heavy equipment into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew as needed; check that the vehicle position is correct and any special loading equipment is properly positioned.
Use various pieces of equipment to perform fine grading and finishing, sloping and banking, backfilling, demolition, ditching, loading, excavating and stockpiling.
Operate equipment on public roadways, maintaining proper awareness of ones surroundings.
Perform routine cleaning and maintenance to ensure smooth operation of the equipment.
Train new employees in the safe and efficient operation of construction equipment.
Observe hand signals, grade stakes, or other markings when operating machines.
Aware of changes in soil conditions and materials that impact operations.
Other construction related duties as required.
Must ensure a solid understanding of, and comply with the principles of the company’s Code of Ethics.
Must examine situations in light of the principles of the Code of Ethics.
Whitaker Contracting is an Alcohol and Drug free Corporation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Some knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions.
Ability to work independently and in groups in order to complete daily activities according to work schedule.
Ability to repeatedly lift and carry heavy objects (75+ pounds), walk and stand for long periods of time and perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely.
Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions.
Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.
Must be reliable, responsible and dependable.
Must be able to work in extreme heat and cold, as well as moderate to high noise levels.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.