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Heavy Equipment Operator - Commercial Heavy Grade

Company: S.T. Wooten Corporation
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

JOB LOCATION: Wake, NC and surrounding areas



Operate one or several types of power construction equipment including but not limited to motor-graders, bulldozers, rubber tire backhoes or trackhoes, rollers, articulated dump truck drivers, front-end loaders or hydraulic excavators to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete, asphalt, or other hard surface pavement on road beds, parking lots, airport runways and taxiways. Will perform minor repairs and maintain equipment in addition to other duties.


Commercial Heavy Grade

1.) Load and move dirt, rocks, equipment, or other materials, using trucks, power cranes, shovels, or related equipment.

2.) Start machine, engage clutch, and push and move levers, switches, and pedals to guide machine along forms or guidelines and to control the operation of machine attachments, such as blades, buckets, scrapers, or swing booms.

3.) Drive and maneuver equipment equipped with blades in successive passes over working areas to remove topsoil, vegetation, or rocks or to distribute and level earth or terrain.

4.) Operate machinery to spread, smooth, level, stone, concrete, or asphalt on road beds or other job sites as needed.

5.) Operate tamping machines or manually roll surfaces to compact earth fills, foundation forms, and finished road materials, according to grade specifications.

6.) Observe grade in order to adjust machine settings to correct uneven areas such as high or low areas where materials may need to be added or cut.

7.) Conduct documented pre-shift inspections of equipment for safety and mechanical defects in accordance with company TPR standards.

8.) Work long, flexible hours as demanded by our customers including nights, weekends, and work outside for extended periods during all seasons of the year.

9.) Align machines, cutter heads, buckets or depth gauge markers with reference stakes and guidelines or ground or position equipment, following hand signals of other workers.

10.) Coordinate machine actions with other activities or trucks by positioning or moving loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members.

11.) Inspect, clean, maintain, and repair equipment, using mechanics' hand tools. Conduct pre-shift inspections and report any concerns or malfunctions to supervisors.

12.) Learn and follow safety regulations and be held responsible for at-fault accidents.

13.) Take actions to avoid potential hazards or obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers, or falling objects.

14.) Perform necessary work while complying with all company policies and procedures as well as any regulatory authority (i.e. OSHA, MSHA, etc.)

15.) Perform additional duties as required or directed by their immediate supervisor or other manager.

16.) From time to time will preform general labor duties such as shoveling, raking, climbing inclines, as well as lifting, carrying, and loading materials on uneven terrain.



* High school diploma or GED preferred
* Must be a minimum of 21 years old.

Work Experience:

* Minimum of 1-3 years' experience.
* Experience on multiple machines a plus.
* Grading and excavation on commercial job sites required.
* Must have a good work ethic and work as a team player.
* If not operating heavy equipment the candidate will be required to perform general labor work if needed.
* Qualified candidate should be able to read plans and work with grades.


* Candidate must have a legal driver license with a clean MVR.
* Must have reliable and dependable transportation to the job site.
* Working outside in all types of weather is a must in this industry.
* Regular and constant attendance is a must.
* If needed, must be willing to work nights and weekends.

Heavy Physical Demands:

Heavy physical effort required including pulling and lifting or moving heavy weight material with frequent lifting or moving materials or equipment (over 80 pounds). If a position specific Physical Demands sheet is attached, it will describe in more detail the physical demands that are required.

Physical Activity:

Position requires the ability to continuously work around any or all of the following: noise, dust, heat, cold, oil and heavy equipment. Personal protective equipment is normally required of the position. Position requires ability to exchange ideas quickly and clearly and the ability to receive and evaluate detailed information and instructions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position. All employees may have other duties assigned at any time.

EOE. Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Keywords: S.T. Wooten Corporation, Raleigh , Heavy Equipment Operator - Commercial Heavy Grade, Education / Teaching , Raleigh, North Carolina

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