Heavy Equipment Operator – Water Transfer & Pipe Lines

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Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
Dec 07, 2017
Job ID
2538210

Heavy Equipment Operator – Water Transfer & Pipe Lines
Location: Washington, PA (Southwestern PA, Eastern Ohio, Northern WV region)
 

This position is responsible for operating heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner often on sloped ground. Heavy equipment may include front-end loaders, dozers, excavators, skid steers, graders, compactors, telehandlers and other pieces of equipment.

The Heavy Equipment Operator must operate and maintain heavy motorized equipment used in earth moving in a safe and efficient manner and must be able to interact with clients and landowners in a courteous and respectful manner.


Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of heavy equipment operation and maintenance experience

  • Proficiency in operating heavy power-driven equipment

  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

  • Ability to travel 100% of the time typically in PA, WV, OH & MD region

  • Working knowledge of grades and blueprints

  • Knowledge of pipeline construction/ trenching and maintenance techniques

  • Knowledge of water transfer operations

  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees, customers and general public

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Must possess valid Driver’s License

  • Must be able to complete overnight travel to field assignments at times, with work assignments continuing possibility for periods of a week’s duration or longer, according to project requirements and related factors

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate heavy, motorized equipment used in earth moving operations, including but not limited to front-end loaders, dozers, excavators, skid steers, graders, compactors, telehandlers, etc. and other equipment to support a variety of operations

  • Be able to excavate a trench and maintain a required depth on various terrains and slopes

  • Be able to excavate land surfaces using dozers and other construction equipment and restore pipeline ROW’s to specified condition

  • Gather and load soil, rock and waste from job sites onto trucks. Transport to appropriate location

  • Use mobile radio units to coordinate tasks and resources

  • Performs required manual labor in construction and maintenance projects; checks and services assigned equipment. Performs routine maintenance and emergency repairs, reports complex mechanical problems for shop repairs

  • May assist in loading and unloading of trucks. Laying of pipe, using air tools and jackhammers and other hand tools related to job

  • Train less-skilled employees in operation and care of equipment

  • Work independently in absence of a supervisor

  • Perform a variety of heavy manual tasks for extended periods under varying weather conditions

 

Schedule and Compensation Overview:

  • Hourly position based on experience

  • Schedule is typically 12 hour daylight shifts; working 7 days a week at times multiple weeks. Company does best to schedule few days off in-between

  • Company offers $75.00 per 8 hour shift per-diem if working onsite more than 50 miles from your residents. Must have reliable transportation to report to your assigned work site daily

  • Full benefit package including medical, dental, vision, 401k match, holidays and paid time off are available the first of the month after hire date