Heavy Equipment Operator – Miami

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Job Description


Reporting to the Foreman, the Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of multiple pieces of construction equipment. The Equipment Operator is proficient in the use of a diverse range of construction equipment, including Excavators, Loaders, Dozers, and other pieces of equipment.


• Capable of operating multiple pieces of construction equipment used in underground construction, base preparation and construction, and paving
• Operate all heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner
• Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment
• Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment, and clean, lubricate and refill the equipment as necessary
• Maneuver heavy equipment into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew as needed; check that the vehicle position is correct and any special loading equipment is properly positioned
• Ensure a sound understanding of the issues involving ground disturbance
• Use various pieces of equipment to perform fine grading and finishing, sloping and banking, backfilling, demolition, ditching, loading, excavating and stockpiling
• Operate equipment on public roadways, maintaining proper awareness of one’s surroundings
• Perform routine cleaning and maintenance to ensure smooth operation of the equipment
• Train new employees in the safe and efficient operation of construction equipment
• Other construction related duties as required

Job Requirements
  • Must be able to understand work directions and communicate effectively with job site foremen, supervisors and fellow employees
  • Must be able to work eight (8) to ten (10) hours per day, performing work outdoors in all types of weather, including extreme heat
  • Job requires standing, kneeling, lifting up to sixty (60) pounds, pulling, squatting and walking.
  • Maintain constant awareness of the jobsite’s various concurrent activities, including the activities of other employees and contractors, the operation of stationary equipment, and the movement of mobile equipment.
  • Willingness and ability to perform manual work.
Additional Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


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