Duties and Responsibilities of a Heavy Equipment Operator
Provide support to successful completion of construction and engineering work
Operate all heavy equipment like earth movers, bulldozers, front-end loaders, and other related equipment.
Operate the equipment in the right direction and angles to prevent accidents and damage of property.
Ensure and manage the machines or equipment in a safe and secure way.
Perform periodical safety, maintenance or servicing checks to ensure proper functioning of the equipment.
Inform and advise the management or repairmen for major repairs or maintenance
Drive and control the equipment Perform road work, excavation work, lifting work, etc.
Respond to signals and directions by the staff and work in coordination with them
Maintain proper coordination and cooperation with the road and transport system while driving/working, so that the normal activities are not disrupted.
Operate the equipment manually and also through the use of electronic or technical methods of operation.
Work in adherence to safe practices, procedures, work site or traffic laws.
Report to the senior operation manager Perform other duties, as and when assigned
Knowledge Requirements: A heavy equipment operator must possess knowledge to perform his/her job satisfactorily.
The essential criteria must include the knowledge of:
Heavy equipment operation
Workplace safety practices Both manual and electronic operations
Skills and Abilities: Possess physical strength to operate heavy and power-driven equipment
Must have physical ability to stand strenuous and dangerous work environmental
Ability to work in teams Ability to communicate and interact both verbally and written
A keen eye to details and good decision making skills
Manage to handle emergency situations, work pressure and stress
Ability to complete work projects on time and in an effective manner
Possess a deep analytical understanding and problem solving skills
Devoted in following code of ethics Can work independently with minimum supervision
Good relationship building ability Flexible to work during odd hours.
Location/Region: Waldorf, MD