Equipment Operator - Pit Loader

Vulcan Materials Company Rabun Gap , GA 30568

Posted 7 days ago

Overview of Vulcan Materials Company

Vulcan Materials Company is the nation's largest producer of construction aggregates and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. We run our business with great discipline and integrity.

At Vulcan, our people share a competitive drive for excellence, in an environment of trust, teamwork, positive reinforcement, open-mindedness and communication.

Vulcan Materials Company looks for team members looking to start or continue a rewarding career. Vulcan offers a generous total rewards package, a diverse and inclusive culture, and opportunities for professional development. No matter the role or the location across the country, every member of the Vulcan team lives through the Vulcan Way: doing the right thing, the right way, at the right time.

Summary Description of Position

Primary duties, 50% or greater, include the operation of off-highway equipment within the facility. Operation of pit loader to load raw or finished products into off-road haul trucks. Operation of shipping loader to load products into customer trucks. Operation of excavators and dozers in the removal of overburden in preparation for the extraction process. Operation of a dozer or other grading equipment to maintain facility roadways and/or maintain stockpiles. Operate other production and support equipment such as; rock breaker, cranes, draglines, etc. Other duties, less than 50%, may include the operation of other off-road mobile equipment such as haul trucks, stockpile trucks, water truck, plant support equipment, loaders feeding bins/hoppers, and cleanup loaders, etc. Other duties throughout the facility as needed.

Essential Functions

  • Operate equipment with a high degree of competence, skill and proficiency

  • Perform thorough pre-trip and post-trip inspections and accurately completes daily mobile equipment reports;

  • Check all vehicle fluid levels and adds fluids as necessary;

  • Fuel equipment as needed and at the end of each shift;

  • Perform duties safely, responsibly and proficiently while observing all safety, health and environmental rules and practices;

  • Follow established traffic patterns avoiding hazards;

  • Promptly reports any unsafe conditions;

  • Maintains good housekeeping practices on equipment and in the plant;

  • Observe the plant and report any necessary maintenance or adjustments that may be required;

  • May participate in maintenance, repair, and housekeeping activities.

  • May train new equipment operators on the equipment unit they are qualified to operate.

  • May with equipment routine preventative maintenance.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, Skills Required


  • High School Diploma/GED or an equivalent combination of training and work experience.


  • Intermediate to advanced experience operating heavy off road mobile equipment such as loaders (980, 988, 992, etc.), dozers (D8, D9, D10, etc.), excavators, haul trucks, water trucks, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to work required overtime and flexible work schedule.

  • Will work outdoors and exposed to varying and/or extreme weather conditions (i.e., heat, wet, cold, etc.)

  • May work in high and/or precarious places or cramped work space that requires getting into awkward positions.

  • Must be able to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time; grip, climb, reach, shovel, squat, crawl, or pull, push, as well as, bend and lift 45 pounds

  • Perform duties safely, responsibly and proficiently observing all safety and health rules.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Must have the ability to climb ladders and operate equipment in a safe and efficient manner;

  • Knowledge and understanding of OSHA and MSHA rules and regulations;

  • Perform tasks in a safe and efficient manner and possess hazard recognition skills.

  • Must be able to recognize various products by sight and understand proper plant operation.


The overall success of Vulcan Materials depends on our employees. They make the difference, so we invest in them. Vulcan Materials Company offers a generous compensation program and benefits package to our employees that includes:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision programs

  • Paid vacations and holidays

  • Basic and supplemental life insurance- employee and family coverage

  • 401(k) with an exceptional match and company contribution; and

  • Flexible Spending and Medical Savings accounts.

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