McGuire and Hester is a construction company that provides complete site work services: pipelines, grading paving, concrete, landscape and mechanical.  In addition to traditional project delivery methods, we are involved with design build projects and alternative delivery methods.  McGuire and Hester has played an integral role in the construction of many of Northern California’s most recognizable landmarks and infrastructure projects. Our storied past crosses more than nine decades.  Our mission statement is, “Together We Build Things Right” which encompasses our business philosophy as well as our values and culture.  We have a team environment that focuses on the greater good, resulting in a fantastic place to work that positively impacts our business partners and community.

Job Summary

A heavy equipment operator operates a variety of heavy equipment used in construction, maintenance and repair activities and performs a variety of tasks in the construction and maintenance of heavy civil work like trenching, excavation, grading, bulldozing and paving.

Typical Duties

  • Operates heavy equipment of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Operates heavy equipment such as backhoe, road grader, front-end loader, hydraulic excavator, skid steers loader, bulldozer, roller, compactor and crane.
  • Assists crew in digging ditches and trenches, hoisting materials and tools, equipment and any related work with a backhoe, excavator, front-end loader or crane.
  • Performs routine inspection of equipment and notifies supervisor of defects or repairs that need to be made.
  • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards and specifications.
  • Operates heavy equipment of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Operates heavy equipment such as backhoe, road grader, front-end loader, hydraulic excavator, skid steers loader, bulldozer, roller, compactor and crane.
  • Assists crew in digging ditches and trenches, hoisting materials and tools, equipment and any related work with a backhoe, excavator, front-end loader or crane.
  • Performs routine inspection of equipment and notifies supervisor of defects or repairs that need to be made.
  • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards and specifications.

Activities:

Perform General Physical Activities: perform general physical activities that require considerable use of your arms, legs and moving whole body such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping and handling materials.

Handling and Moving Objects: using hands and arms in handling, installing positioning materials and manipulating things.

Controlling Machines and Processes: use either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes.

Monitor Progress, Materials or Surroundings: monitoring and reviewing information from materials events or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

Using and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment: adjust and test machines, devices, moving parts and equipment that operate primarily based on mechanical (not electrical principals).  Determine when equipment and tools are not functioning properly and need replacement or repair.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Competencies:

Interpersonal: individual focuses on solving conflict, not blaming, listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control.

Teamwork: individual balances teamwork and individual responsibilities, exhibits openness to other views, contributes to building a positive team spirit and can build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.

Planning/Organizing: the individual prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.

Quality: the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, looks for way to improve and promote quality, applies feedback to improve performance and monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity:  the individual meets productivity standards and completes work in a timely manner.

Safety and Security: the individual observes safety and security procedures and uses equipment and materials properly.

Dependability:  the individual in consistently at work on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction, commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals and completes tasks on time or proposes an alternative plan to appropriate person.

 

McGuire and Hester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applicants are considered on the basis of skills, experience and qualifications without regard to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, union affiliation and any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance or regulation.

Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Human Resources at
Phone: 510-632-7676
Email: hr@mcguireandhester.com

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

If you want to view the EEO is the Law poster, please choose your language: EnglishSpanishArabic - Chinese

If you want to view the EEO is the Law Supplement poster, please choose your language: EnglishSpanishChinese

If you want to view the Pay Transparency Policy Statement, please click the link: English