Heavy Equipment Operator
Reporting to the Foreman, the 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, Track Hoe, Off- Road Dump Truck and other pieces of equipment.
The responsibilities of the Equipment Operator include but are not limited to:
• Equipment Operation
• Capable of operating multiple pieces of construction equipment used in underground
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
• 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
• Ensure a sound understanding of the issues involving ground disturbance.
• 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 one’s 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.
• Other construction related duties as required.
• Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees,
subcontractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture.
• Attend daily and weekly safety meetings and inspections.
• Work with Safety Department to investigate damage, incidents or near misses in the worksite,
and ensure proper procedures are carried out according to the Company’s Safety Program.
• Work in a safe, responsible manner to not intentionally or unintentionally injure oneself, or
endanger the wellbeing of others.
• Participate as a vital team member, and contribute towards the success of the organization,
which may involve the provision of other technical and administrative support, as required
• Promote a team approach and maintain dialogue with all employees to exchange information
and gather ideas.
• Collaborate with any project teams on other special initiatives, as required.
Work Activities/ Functions
• Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
• Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment.
• Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
• Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
• Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
• Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
• Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily based on mechanical (not electronic) principles.
• Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
• Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
• Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
• Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
• Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing (up and down in and out of equipment), lifting, balancing, walking (in mud and on uneven surfaces), stooping, and handling of materials.
• Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time.
• Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
• Work with and around the Activities of Others — Coordinating with other members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
• Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
• Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the
• Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
• Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience within the site/ road construction industry
• 2 to 3 years’ experience operating a diverse range of construction equipment is required.
• Knowledge of heavy equipment operation.
• Knowledge site/ road construction materials, processes and industry requirements.
• Understanding of computerized controls and electronics.
• Interpersonal skills
• Time Management
• Heavy Equipment Operation
• Communication skills
• Confidence Abilities
• Demonstrate professionalism
• Have a sense of urgency to meet deadlines
• Multi-task and set priorities effectively
• Excellent hand, eye and foot coordination
• Attention to detail
• Overtime as required.
• Work is performed in an outdoor setting, which could include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust, and walking through mud.
• Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 50 LBS on a regular basis.
• Use of Personal Protection Equipment is required.
• Use of sunscreen, long sleeves, and appropriate headgear is recommended
•Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.
Disclaimer: 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. Additional duties may be assigned based upon the needs of the business.
Horsepower Site Services provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
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