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Operate one or several types of power construction equipment (i.e. RT backhoe, Loader, Trencher, Track hoe, RT forklift, mini excavator, etc.); to excavate, move and/or grade material.
. Operate gasoline, diesel, pneumatic or electric powered equipment to move objects or material according to project specifications Assemble and operate compressors and pumps; operate levers and pedals on assigned equipment to lower bucket or scoop up material and to lift, swing, or dump material; adjust hand wheels and depress foot pedals to drive machines and control attachments, such as blades, buckets, scrapers and swing booms Perform light maintenance duties such as cleaning, greasing and oiling machines Document maintenance logs on assigned equipment Perform daily inspections of equipment and document results on daily log . Coordinate machine actions with other activities, positioning or moving loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members Load and move dirt, rocks, equipment, or other materials, using trucks, crawler tractors, shovels, graders, or related equipment Check fuel supplies at sites to ensure adequate availability 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 .Calculate slopes and grades of materials Have a working knowledge of Trenching and excavating requirements and regulations . Take actions to avoid potential hazards or obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers, or falling objects Locate underground services, such as pipes or wires, prior to beginning work Understand and implement Red Tag procedures relating to equipment in a safe manner . Must have in his/her possession an OCI Equipment Qualification card endorsing the unit being operated . Follow Load capacity charts and assure proper equipment support based on equipment capacity and type . Observe the travel of all loads and take appropriate action to avoid injury to personnel or damage to property . Participate in all safety related processes and programs as requested Engage with your work team to ensure we achieve zero injuries Understand that no job is so important that your safety and that of your crew will be compromised Watch for hazards and report any concerns to your supervisor or safety professional If needed, use your stop work authority until the issue is resolved . Participate in all pre-job work planning and safety discussions Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective action to eliminate and/or mitigate hazards . Understand and respond appropriately to all safety hazards and warning devices (i e back-up alarms, smell of smoke, different colored warning tags, warning sirens) . Use effective verbal and written communication skills Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions rapidly and accurately . Provide on-the-job training and/or mentoring to helpers and laborers you are working with . Produce quality work, meeting requirements of plans, specifications and industry standards . Read, understand and apply Operating Manuals, plans and specifications and visualize two-dimensional drawings in three dimensions Accurately fill out OCI's equipment and maintenance records and reports on a regular basis as required . With regard to that portion of the work assigned, develop complete understanding of contract plans and specifications . Inspect subordinates work for compliance with the, contract plans, specifications, and industry standards Point out deficiencies, explain them, and take corrective action needed . Observe functioning of installed equipment or systems to determine hazards and need for adjustments, relocation, or replacement Notify supervision of any hazards observed and utilize safety stop work authority as needed . Ensure that construction equipment is correctly operated, maintained, in good working order, and Daily Equipment Inspections are completed for equipment being used
One or more of the following NCCER Certifications: NCCER Heavy Equipment Operations NCCER Highway / Heavy Construction NCCER Rigger NCCER Site Layout
Multiple years of working experience as an equipment operator or a combination of experience and education and a strong working knowledge of the operating and rigging crafts is required. Must have working knowledge of the operating limitations and safe work practices associated with each piece of equipment being operated. A copy of the executed Medical Examiner's Certificate must be on file before any operation begins. Commercial driver's license is required when the equipment will be operated on public roads. Must be at least 18 years of age. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
NCCER Heavy Equipment Operations NCCER Highway / Heavy Construction NCCER Rigger NCCER Site Layout
Work Environment/Physical Demands
Lift and carry heavy items weighing up to 50 pounds.
Stand, Kneel, Bend, Stoop, Move in and around confined and cluttered places, and uneven areas, see and hear naturally or with correction.
Full range of motion and flexibility consistent with requirements of the job duties.
Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls according to a set procedure.
Requires repetitive movement.
Climb and maintain balance on steel framework, stairs, ladders and scaffolds.
Work up to a 12 hour shift doing hard physical labor in varying temperature extremes and other outside conditions.
Typical construction site environment.
Requires working in cramped work spaces and getting into awkward positions.
Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32F degrees) temperatures and exposure to inclement weather such as dust, wind, snow, rain, etc.
Requires working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions.
Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
Work around hazardous equipment.
This position is considered a safety sensitive position.
EQU: Equipment Operations
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