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Heavy Equipment Operator

Posted on: March 17, 2021
Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Website Site Work Specialists

Excavation, Utility, and Site Construction Contractor

Heavy Equipment Operator Job Description

Job Summary:

At Site Work Specialists, an operator uses a variety of heavy equipment for site development, excavation, grading, and utilities. The position’s skill set is always increasing by working with an exceptional team that prides itself on doing some of the finest and most challenging projects in this region.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


Duties and Responsibilities:

Completes daily walk around checks on equipment
Daily servicing of equipment (lube hydraulics, etc.)
Grease assigned machine daily
Checking and figuring grade and reading grade stakes
Keeping cab and floors of equipment free of trash
Other tasks outside of equipment operation as directed by supervisor
Be dependable to your team: You work as a team and progress as a team

Required Skills/Abilities:

Minimum of 2 years operating experience in specific machine hired to operate
Pay attention to job details and job site hazards
Willingness to learn and master new tasks, duties, and responsibilities
Safely and correctly operate all equipment and manual/power tools. Do not operate any equipment or tools that you have not been trained to use properly
Keep all tools in good, clean, and operating order
Demonstrate and promote safety and proper housekeeping on all job sites
Display a positive attitude towards the company, fellow employees, and customers
Take direction and accomplish duties outlined by your supervisor and ask questions when you do not understand the task
Be responsible for working unsupervised for periods of time and complete work as directed
Be ready to help with any task, even if it is below your skill level

Other Requirements:

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening and random employee pool drug/alcohol testing
Must have personal transportation to and from job sites, including out-of-town work
Must arrive on time to job site fit for duty for required shift and have personal protective equipment (PPE) and necessary tools with you.
Attend all safety meetings and maintain safe job site practices following company policy
Wear and maintain PPE as directed by supervisor and safety team, including but not limited to hard hats, safety glasses, and high visibility vests
Willingness to travel out-of-town
Work overtime as required, including some weekends
Maintain acceptable personal hygiene
Dress appropriately for winter working conditions

Required Tools:

Must have required tools listed below within 30 days of hire and bring them with you to the job site as needed:

Leather Work Boots
25’ Tape
Utility Knife
Equipment Keys (Bobcat, Caterpillar, Komatsu, Case)
Grease Gun
2lb Sledge Hammer
25’ Tape engineers scale (tenths and inches)
4’ Level
String Line
Hand Broom
Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds regularly throughout the work shift
Must be physically able to work a minimum of 8 hours a day and overtime as needed
Must be able to stand for long periods, lift heavy materials, perform strenuous tasks, and work outdoors in high heat and cold weather conditions


This document describes the position currently available. It is not an employment contract. Our company reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Site Work Specialists 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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