Operate heavy equipment with blade, bucket, and backhoe attachments for excavation, back filling, and loading.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Operates heavy equipment (backhoes, bulldozers, skid steer loaders, trenchers, etc.) used in building construction, landscape construction, and utility excavation/ installation/maintenance projects.
-Observes and examines colored flags and ground markings indicating the location of underground utilities and structures.
-Excavates to dimensions as specified by construction drawings, sketches, grade markers, and/or verbal instructions.
-Performs backfilling and grading operations to specified grade. Loads flatbed truck, dump truck, or pickup truck with excavated soils or building materials such as stone, sand, aggregate, or asphalt.
-Drives crew truck and tow trailer to transport tools, crew and equipment to site.
-Performs preventative maintenance such as general equipment cleaning, checking fluid levels, lubrication, maintaining tires pressures, and changing implements or attachments.
-Performs other grounds maintenance tasks as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
-Knowledge of heavy equipment used in excavation, backfilling, and loading operations and their capacities and physical limitations.
-Ability to operate wheel or crawler type backhoe, large and small tractors, skid steer loader, trencher, grader blade, flatbed truck, pickup truck, hand and portable electric tools. Ability to excavate and move materials in precise manner.
-Ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
Ability to work in safe and efficient manner.
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 40 hours per week. This position frequently requires long hours, weekend work, night work, overtime and requests that the employees remain on-call all hours of the day each day of the week.
Education: High school diploma or GED.
Experience: Five years heavy equipment operation.
Certifications/Licenses: OSHA 30 preferred, minimum OSHA 10 accepted.
Sitting, standing, walking, driving, climbing/ladders, squatting/kneeling, reaching, grasping, pushing/pulling, twisting/bending, lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs multiple times per shift, fingering, talking, hearing, and seeing.
Equal amounts of time spent indoors and outdoors, possible exposure to extreme hot or cold temperatures for one hour plus. Possible exposure to distracting/uncomfortable noise levels and vibration of body or extremities. Risk of bodily injury from mechanical parts, electricity, etc. Possible exposure to fumes, odors, etc. that may affect respiration and skin.
56 hours PTO is earned (1 hour for every 30 hours worked) yearly.
After 60 days of employment, the company offers health, dental and vision insurance. Please see the PGC Employee Handbook for detailed information about benefits.
The intent of this job specification is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this specification.