Heavy Equipment Operator
Hershey, PA 17033
$20+ an hour
This position is responsible for operating heavy equipment in a safe and appropatie manner. Heavy equipment may include front-end loaders, dozers, excavators, skid steers, graders, compactors and other pieces ofequipment. The Heavy Equipment Operator must operate and maintain heavy motorized equipment used in earth moving in a safe and efficient manner and must be able to interact with clients and landowners in a courteous and respectful manner.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves, or other employees.
Essential: 1. High school diploma or GED.
2. Minimum of three (3) year of heavy equipment operation and
3. Expert proficiency in operating heavy power-driven equipment.
4. Must possess valid Driver s License.
5. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to
establish effective working relationships with other employees,
customers and general public.
6. Stellar work record
Essential: 1. Ability to operate required motorized equipment in a safe and
2. Effective verbal and listening communication skills.
3. Good interpersonal skills.
4. Ability to read and write to record and maintain daily records.
5. Knowledge of truck and equipment safety.
6. Knowledge of operation of front-end loaders, dozers, excavators,
graders and other pieces of heavy equipment.
7. Ability to work flexible hours.
8. Ability to travel 100% of the time.
Preferred: 1. Working knowledge of grades and blueprints.
2. Knowledge of pipeline construction and maintenance techniques.
3. Knowledge of water transfer operations.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Operate heavy, motorized equipment used in earth moving operations, including but not limited to
excavators, dozers, loaders, skid steers, crane, etc. And other equipment to support a variety of
Be able to excavate land surfaces and restore pipeline ROW s to specified condition using graders
and other construction equipment.
Gather and load dirt and waste from job sites onto trucks. Transport to appropriate location.
Use mobile radio units to coordinate tasks and resources.
Performs required manual labor in construction and maintenance projects; checks and services
assigned equipment. Performs routine maintenance and emergency repairs, reports complex
mechanical problems for shop repairs.
May assist in loading and unloading of trucks. Laying of pipe, using air tools, jackhammers and
other hand tools related to job.
Train less skilled employees in operation and care of equipment.
Work independently in absence of a supervisor.
Perform a variety of heavy manual tasks for extended periods under varying weather conditions.
Will manage any future subordinate employees and consultants/contractors. Carries out supervisory
responsibilities in accordance with the organization s policies and applicable laws.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use arms, hands and fingers to handle, or feel; and reach. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The
employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts, and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job.
Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
100% travel to customer locations and job sites.