Operate heavy, material-moving construction equipment to excavate, maintain and/or repair civil and heavy highway – related projects. Perform manual labor as assigned. This hourly, non-exempt position will work with indirect supervision.
- Operate heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner in order to minimize the risk of injury, property damage, or loss of life.
- Meet performance and technical standards.
- Safely operate heavy equipment in and among live traffic.
- Wear personal protective equipment.
- Perform daily safety and maintenance checks/procedures per operator’s manual.
- Ensure compliance with company quality control standards and procedures.
- Provide guidance and encouragement to promote teamwork that increases productivity and efficiency.
- Read the three views of a blueprint
- Use a lock level.
- Assist Driver – Lowboy with approved loading and tie-down procedures.
- Perform daily lubrication of equipment as per operator’s manual.
- Complete required paperwork including Operator’s Daily Report.
- Perform manual labor such as digging or shoveling, assisting with placement of pipe and material, or other manual labor duties as assigned.
- Proactively and diplomatically communicate with Equipment Manager, Shop Superintendent, customers, and peers concerning equipment and job-related problems.
- Exercise proper care and maintenance of company equipment.
- Frequently work more than 40 hours per week and non-traditional hours including night shift, and Saturdays and occasionally Sundays.
- Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.
- OSHA safe trenching regulations.
- Utility installation.
- Heavy construction equipment operations.
- Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
- Construction operations.
- Basic and routine construction drawings, blueprints, sketches, diagrams, and specifications.
- Soils, aggregate fill materials, bases, proper mixing and compacting techniques.
- Quality control standards and procedures.
- Recognize problems or errors at work site related to position.
- Make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment and detect problems with equipment.
- Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
- Learn and follow Robertson Contractors, Inc. Company policies and procedures.
- Work with indirect supervision.
- Must be prompt, reliable and dependable with work schedule.
- Must have valid driver’s license for the state in which you resided with acceptable driving record per company minimum standards for drivers.
- Prefer two years of experience operating heavy equipment.
- Ability to work in field environment with exposure to dust, exhaust fumes, noise, and vibration.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 75 pounds.
- Ability to physically climb in and out of equipment safely and operate levers or pedals to make fine, highly controlled muscular movements to adjust the position of control mechanisms.
- Ability to sit for prolong periods of time.
- Ability to work in extreme hot and cold and adverse weather conditions.
- Ability to shovel.
- Ability to bend, sit, stoop, and stand for long periods of time in the outdoor weather.
- Ability to wear required personal protective equipment.
- Ability to work for prolonged periods with unscheduled breaks.
- Ability to work unscheduled overtime hours.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully.