Menu Close

Heavy Equipment Operator Job Description

We are searching for a skilled heavy equipment operator to utilize our industrial gear. The heavy equipment operator’s duties include preparing and manipulating heavy equipment to ensure the appropriate movement of materials, and coordinating with coworkers to ensure that the projects are completed accurately, performing routine equipment checks and maintenance, loading and unloading equipment, and ensuring sites are kept clean and equipment is safely turned off and stored. You will be required to conduct your duties in a safe, diligent manner always.  You will also be completing relevant paperwork and reports as needed.

To ensure success as a heavy equipment operator, you should monitor workflow, suggesting alterations to enhance productivity, as needed. A remarkable heavy equipment operator will be attuned to the subtleties of each situation, take instruction from superiors and possess sound knowledge of when to lead or follow.

Heavy Equipment Operator Responsibilities:

  • Cleaning, lubricating, and performing regular safety checks on equipment
  • Maneuvering motorized heavy equipment to ensure the accurate removal and placement of materials.
  • Loading and offloading rocks, debris, and other materials from heavy equipment.
  • Ensuring equipment is properly positioned before turning it on and off, or loading and unloading it.
  • Training new crew members in the safe operation of equipment.
  • Performing other construction duties as needed.
  • Promptly reporting all faults to the Supervisor or Foreman.
  • Ensuring sites are kept clean and safe.
  • Attending meetings and refresher courses (if necessary), to ensure responsible equipment operation.
  • Identifying faults and troubleshooting equipment as required.
  • Always Observing stipulated safety codes.
  • Communicating with coworkers to clarify project specifications, as needed.
  • Reporting injuries and other accidents to the supervisor.
  • Advising the supervisor of requisite upgrades, repairs, and replacements.
  • Aiding coworkers to ensure that the site is clean and organized at the end of each shift.
  • Providing suggestions to refine workflow and boost efficiency.

Heavy Equipment Operator Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior experience operating a variety of heavy equipment.
  • Relevant license and safety certification is not required but a definite advantage
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Excellent vision or the use of prescribed lenses.
  • Exceptional manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  • A sound understanding of pertinent safety guidelines.
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Capacity to provide and follow direction.
  • Sharp decision-making skills, particularly when under pressure.
  • Ability to work extended hours, as required.