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Heavy Equipment Operator

Company: Granite Construction
Location: Tucson
Posted on: May 28, 2023

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General Summary
The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for safely and efficiently operating various pieces of heavy mobile equipment including but are not limited to Dozers, Motorgraders, Excavators, Backhoes, Compaction Equipment, Scrapers, and Wheel Loaders in support of safe and efficient completion of construction projects.
Essential Job Accountabilities

  • Safely operate heavy equipment to excavate, move, load and grade earth, rock, gravel, and other materials.
  • Perform various activities including but not limited to road building, fine grading, finishing, sloping, banking, backfilling, demolition, ditching, loading, excavating, stockpiling, road surface maintenance, building and maintaining road berms, loading trucks, and trenching.
  • Operate heavy equipment in accordance with the company's safety policies and procedures.
  • Ensure operation of equipment is within capabilities and limitations.
  • Perform required safety inspections and complete documentation.
  • Maintain a clean and safe job site.
  • Perform other duties as required. Education
    • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent years of experience, preferred.
      Work Experience
      • Prior experience operating heavy equipment in a construction environment.
      • Knowledge of earthwork, road and highway construction is preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
        • Ability to operate equipment within designated area with attention to detail.
        • Ability to work, day, swing, and night shifts (occasionally extended hours).
        • Ability to work in constant exposure to outside elements, in all weather conditions.
        • Ability to work in safety sensitive construction setting, including exposure to moving machinery and heavy equipment.
        • Ability to work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced and complex environment.
        • Ability to squat, crawl, and work in awkward positions/confined spaces. Physical Demands
          • Physical dexterity, stamina, and excellent hand-eye coordination with ability to: grasp, assemble, and lift objects, stand, sit, and walk for extended periods over uneven surfaces, squat, bend, climb ladders onto equipment or other objects, and potentially lie down.
          • Lifting, pushing, pulling of heavy items weighing up to 50 lbs. or more. Additional Requirements/Skills
            • Comply, understand, and support corporate safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environment.
            • Ability and willingness to abide by Granite's Code of Conduct daily.
              About Granite Construction Incorporated
              Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation's largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and a Drug-Free Workplace. For additional information on applicant/employee rights please click here.
              Notice to Staffing Agencies
              Granite Construction, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Granite") will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Granite, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Granite mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Granite employees, or to Granite's resume database will be considered Granite property. Granite will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Granite will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Granite's recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Granite will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Granite's Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.

Keywords: Granite Construction, Tucson , Heavy Equipment Operator, Other , Tucson, Arizona

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