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Heavy Equipment Operator

Choctaw Defense Services Kodiak, AK
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $38 Hourly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Job Summary:

The Heavy Equipment operator Operates heavy equipment such as cranes, clamshells, motorized road graders, front -end loaders, different types of bulldozers with winch or ripper attachments, rollers, power shovels, motor graders, heavy loaders, carryalls, bulldozers, scrapers, and large industrial tractors, with pan or scrapper attachments, backhoes, excavators, stake bed trucks, dump trucks, tractor-trailers, water distributors, rough terrain forklifts, sweepers, bob cats, and large trenchers. Equipment is used to excavate, load, or move dirt, gravel, or other materials. Operator may read and interpret grade and slope stakes and simple plans, and may grease, adjust and make emergency repairs to equipment.

Primary Duties:

  • Operate heavy equipment to lift, load, haul dump, spread, grub, excavate and level, top soil, gravel, clay, dolomite, sand, lime stone, and other types of materials, equipment and supplies
  • Read and interpret grade slope stakes and simple sketches and plans
  • Rig loads for lifting
  • Use hand and arm signals to direct other operators and tie down equipment and cargo loads on stake bed trucks and flatbed trailers
  • Operate equipment for sweeping runways, taxiways, roads, parking areas, etc.
  • Use portable radios to communicate with supervisors, service call desk, and airfield management
  • Perform operator maintenance and checks on equipment such as cleaning, waxing, armor-all, vacuuming, greasing, checking fluid levels, and adding as required, checking tire air pressure, checking all lights, windshield wipers, braking system, mirrors, windows, damage to vehicle, and make operator adjustments, and repairs
  • Turn vehicles into vehicle maintenance for scheduled maintenance, repairs, and safety discrepancies
  • Maintain any relevant trade certificates
  • Willing to work overtime when needed
  • Emergency after-hours response
  • Snow removal
  • Timely completion and accuracy of all work
  • Adherence to contract requirements, safety and health regulations, and company policies. Timely reporting of all accidents, injuries, and hazardous situations
  • All other duties as assigned by Management

Competencies:

  • Positive Attitude/Enthusiasm
  • Diversity/interpersonal Skills
  • Attendance/Punctuality/Dependability
  • Teamwork/Integrity

Education, Experience, Skills:

  • High school education or G.E.D equivalent
  • Must be able to communicate clearly (oral and written) in the English language
  • Valid Alaska Driver’s License
  • Valid CDL Class A License
  • General knowledge of all maintenance and construction trades
  • Minimum of three (3) years previous experience operating Heavy Equipment sufficient to provide competency in this skill area
  • Minimum of one (1) year road grading experience- controlling height and angel of grader blades to spread and/or level earth or other materials such as snow
  • Minimum of one (1) year Excavator and Back-hoe experience working in and around utilities for maintenance and repair. For example, steam lines, fuel lines, water mains, sewer mains and culverts/storm water drainages
  • Ability to obtain Rigger Level 1 Certification within six (6) months of hire
  • Ability to obtain Crane Certificate NCCCO Telescopic Boom Swing Cab (TLL) certified within six (6) months of hire

Preferred:

  • Certified Rigger Level 1 and up
  • Valid CDL with Haz-mat and Tanker endorsement
  • Experience operating equipment for snow removal
  • Fork lift Certification
  • Manlift Certification
  • Technical or trade school completion

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for bending, stooping, sitting, walking, standing, climbing ladders or driving company vehicles. Ability to lift fifty (50) pounds and team lift over fifty one (51) pounds.

Work Environment

Work Environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be borne by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Work may be performed both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor work is subject to extreme temperatures, noise, inclement weather conditions, and other conditions determined by the nature of the job. Tasks may be performed on uneven, inclined, hard, and soft-carpeted floors, cement structures and surfaces at variable heights.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Additional Qualifying Factors

  • Must be able to complete criminal record background check
  • Must be able to drive a company vehicle and be insured
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance necessary
  • Must comply with all company policies

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Choctaw Defense Services

Choctaw Defense Services is a tribally owned 8(a) contractor offering facility support services to government and commercial contractors across the globe.

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