The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for operating heavy equipment in a
safe and appropriate manner. Equipment may include and is not limited to trucks,
front-end loaders, dozers, graders, compactors, excavators, skid steers,
skidders, tractors and other pieces of equipment. The position requires the
successful candidate to: clean, maintain and secure all equipment as directed,
follow policies and procedures, deal with customers and members of the public
from time to time, conduct yourself in a courteous and respectful manner, be
willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done safely and efficiently,
which may require some general labor work outside of equipment operations.
Key tasks and responsibilities:
Operate heavy, motorized equipment used in earth moving and construction
operations in a safe and effective manner to minimize the risk of injury,
property damage or loss of life
Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
Work outdoors on location in all weather conditions and on all terrain,
usually from the early morning hours until late afternoon/early evening
May be expected to work evenings, weekends or swing shifts
Inspect the vehicles to ensure safety
Repair or assist in the repair and maintenance of the construction vehicles
Perform preventive maintenance on equipment as required including fluid and
filter changes and parts lubrication
Perform daily safety and maintenance checks
Clean equipment as scheduled and/or required
Ensure equipment is safely and securely stored
Practice workplace safety per OSHA standards
Be able to handle physically strenuous and demanding conditions.
Prepared to work in all types of weather conditions including extreme
Ability to work independently and to stay on top of the schedule.
Willingness to do work outside of equipment operations, which includes but
is not limited to general labor work
Willingness to travel out of town if required
Good analytical and problem-solving skills
Lift items of 50 pounds or more overhead
Read and write to keep up with daily records
Deal with the public in a positive, courteous and respectful manner
Flexible with schedule
Perform related duties and responsibilities, as assigned or required
Astra offers competitive compensation and benefits packages, including paid
vacation and holidays, medical insurance, life insurance, long-term disability
coverage, vehicle allowance, phone allowance, and company matching 401(k).
Salary will be commensurate on experience. We believe in ethical and fair
treatment of our customers and employees to remain a leader in our industry. We
are an equal opportunity employer and are a drug/smoke free workplace.
Diversified Infrastructure Services