Heavy Equipment Operator

Job Description

Heavy equipment operators operate heavy equipment used in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, water and sewer lines and other structures; in surface mining and quarrying activities; and in material handling work.

Key Responsabilities:
  • operate all heavy equipment safely and efficiently;
  • check heavy equipment using approved circle check procedures before operating them to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order;
  • operate heavy equipment such as backhoes, bulldozers, loaders and graders to excavate, move, load and grade earth, rock, gravel or other materials during construction and related activities;
  • demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service;
  • diagnose / identify defects in heavy duty equipment;
  • oversee cargo handling and secure loads, including equipment preparation, application of safe practices, compliance with applicable Acts and regulations;
  • maneuver trucks/heavy equipment into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew as needed; check that vehicle position is correct and any special loading equipment is properly positioned;
  • complete all necessary paperwork (may include, but is not limited to, daily logs, inspection logs, equipment inspection, hours of service, invoices, etc)
  • 2+ years of experience in Heavy Equipment operation;
  • heavy Equipment Operation Certification;
  • must adhere to company’s health, safety and environmental reporting and assessing standards;
  • working in and around heavy machinery;
  • candidates must be able to perform physical work outdoors in all weather conditions;
  • good communication skills;
  • strong team player;
  • must possess a valid driver’s license, AZ driver’s license class would be an asset;
  • willing to travel

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Villeneuve Construction (Hearst Division)



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