EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

Category: OPERATOR

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Job Title

Equipment Operator

Position Summary

Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, track hoes, cranes, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, demo refractory brick and block or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties. Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain an exhaustive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. At any time, Management may change duties, responsibilities, and activities with or without notice.

Essential Functions

  • Safety is a job requirement.
  • Take actions to avoid potential hazards and obstructions such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers, and falling objects.
  • Adjust hand wheels and depress pedals to control attachments such as blades, buckets, hammers, and swing booms.
  • Start engines, move throttles, switches, and levers, and depress pedals to operate machines such as bulldozers, trench excavators, road graders, and backhoes.
  • Locate underground services, such as pipes and wires, prior to beginning work.
  • Monitor operations to ensure that health and safety standards are met.
  • Load and move dirt, rocks, equipment, and materials, using trucks, crawler tractors, power cranes, shovels, graders, and related equipment.
  • Drive and maneuver equipment in accordance with Foreman needs and requirements.
  • Coordinate machine actions with other activities, positioning or moving loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members.
  • Repair and maintain equipment, making emergency adjustments or assisting with major repairs as necessary.
  • Keep records of material and equipment usage, and problems encountered.
  • Turn valves to control air and water output of compressors and pumps.
  • Operate equipment to demolish and remove debris.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Must be able to lift objects weighing up to approximately one hundred (100) pounds.
Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. Ability to understand written and oral instructions.
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment - Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, aerial lifts, and passenger vehicles.
Thinking Creatively - Developing or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic form.

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