Reporting to the Job Site Supervisor, the Backfill Operator is responsible for the safe operation of company’s or rental construction equipment.


Basic Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the Backfill operator include, but are not limited to:

  • Operate various equipment such as backhoe, loader, scraper, excavator, water truck, mechanized broom, skid steers, compactor, dozer, motor grader, etc.
  • Maintain 3 points of contact on all pieces of equipment at all times
  • Respond to signals and directions by other staff members and work in coordination with them
  • Perform daily walk around checks and properly complete daily checklist
  • Clean and maintain equipment
  • Perform routine inspection on assigned equipment and report any needed repair to the supervisor
  • Attend daily safety meetings with the crew
  • Operate the equipment in adherence to safety policies, procedures, job site and/or traffic laws
  • Report any safety violation to the Supervisor and/or Safety Director
  • Report any incident to the Supervisor or safety team 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Supervisor
  • When not operating heavy equipment, must perform all other Laborer job description and duties


Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED preferred
  • 2+ years operating a diverse range of heavy equipment
  • Understanding of computerized controls and electronics
  • Excellent hand, eye and foot coordination
  • Basic understanding of construction principles and procedures
  • Must have physical strength and endurance
  • Ability to lift heavy materials
  • Comfort working in high-stress environment with extreme weather fluctuations


Pay: $22/hour and up; Based on Experience

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.
Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.