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Heavy Equipment Operator (Solar/Electrical Division)

Directional Services
Hope Mills, NC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Position Summary:

A heavy equipment operator drives or controls construction equipment, including bulldozers, forklifts, backhoes, and various other types of machinery to facilitate Utility Scale solar installation activities. Must follow all safety procedures while operating any equipment. Ensure company equipment, material, and the work sites are maintained, kept clean, and stored in safe manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Cultivate safety as a core value throughout the company, supporting the corporate safety program and personnel.
  • Performs various tasks which are associated with grading, excavation, backfilling, and other solar related operations. This includes but not limited to operating a dozer, backhoe, trackhoe, loader, or various other equipment.
  • Spot existing utilities, cable, culverts, or anything else that may be previously installed
  • Operate equipment in and around installed equipment, panels, piles, and pads with tight clearances safely and avoiding any damage.
  • Maintain and manage spoils piles efficiently and appropriately per OSHA standards and site-specific requirements
  • Clearly communicate with spotters at all times.
  • Uses various tools such as a shovel, rake, lute, broom, pick, hammer, saw, pneumatic hammer, drill, and tamp
  • Report repairs that need to be made to any equipment to foreman.
  • Operate heavy equipment in compliance with companies operating safety policies and procedures.
  • Receive, store, and protect project material and equipment, including owner furnished items; documenting and reporting any shortages and damage immediately.
  • Coordinate movement of hands and feet in order to guide machinery in and out of tight locations.
  • Assist Foreman on managing the successful completion of all installations from start to finish.
  • Be able to coordinate your actions with those of other workers on busy solar sites.
  • Assist Foreman with accurate daily reports.
  • Consult with Foreman to resolve problems that arise due to inclement weather, emergencies, or other issues that may cause delays.
  • Ensure that all equipment check sheets are accurate and adequately maintained.
  • Provide support and assistance to other DSI divisions as needed.
  • Support and encourage safety as a core value throughout the duration of the project.
  • Demonstrate a professional demeanor and ensure all project personnel act professional.
  • Handle special assignments and other duties as requested by leadership.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • High School diploma or GED required; advanced education (preferred)
  • Three or more years of operating experience (required)
  • Familiar with OSHA regulations (required), OSHA training and certifications (preferred)
  • Must have valid driver's license and a clean driving record.
  • Must be able to work long and/or extended hours to include weekends, as needed, with ability to travel frequently.
  • Requires a working knowledge of equipment being used (required)
  • Collaborative work style and commitment to get the job done.
  • Ability to prioritize, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and interact at all levels.
  • Familiar with different types of soil conditions in order to identify shoring requirements
  • Must understand sloping, benching, and trench access requirements per the identified soil conditions on site

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Directional Services


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