Lead Excavator Operator (Utilities) - Helena Sand & Gravel (Helena, MT)

in Helena, MT

Lead Excavator Operator (Utilities) - Helena Sand & Gravel (Helena, MT) Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    665601601

  • Req #

    281399

  • Job Location

    Helena, MT 59604, US

  • Job Category

    Forklift, Equipment and Machine Operators

 
 

This is a highly skilled position involving the safe and efficient operation of the Excavator; various types of construction equipment may also be operated including but not limited to Rollers, Loaders, Back Hoes, Track Hoes, Haul Trucks, Water Trucks, Etc.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Operate equipment safely and efficiently by utilizing equipment within its designed parameters.
  • Operate equipment in confined and high traffic areas.
  • Locate utilities and other buried lines prior to digging.
  • Shovel earth/dirt to prepare ground trenches for pipes.
  • Utilize equipment to remove earth and other debris in preparation for various utility projects.
  • May dig up existing ground pipes and other debris with manual tools as needed.
  • Safely attach various material to chains/guide wires.
  • Set up and move laser level/tripod and pipe lasers. 
  • Knowledge of trenching and shoring standards.
  • Perform job site clean-up.
  • Perform minor servicing and maintenance or refer major problems to the supervisor.
  • Keep machines cleaned and maintained.
  • Keep time and material records.
  • Travel to and from various locations.
  • Lead team at job site.
  • Routinely assist other members of the work force in different areas of production.
  • May operate heavy equipment to include front end loader, excavator, backhoe, or other equipment as needed.
  • Take action to avoid potential hazards or obstructions.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned to meet business needs.
  • Regular and timely attendance.
  • Participate in and promote an inclusive work environment.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred but not required.
  • Three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and comprehend blueprints, site specifications, simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • Ability to train others to their own level of proficiency.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions
  • Valid driver’s license required. CDL a plus but not required.

Physical Demands:

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.

  • GRIP – with at least 90 lbs. of force              
  • CLIMBING – in, around, and on equipment             
  • HEAVY LIFTING – of extremely awkward parts and equipment up to75 lbs. from floor to waist
  • AWKWARD POSITIONS – getting to and from both sitting and kneeling on the ground
  • FLEXIBILITY – awkward reaches                  
  • BALANCE – including standing and walking on extremely slick and uneven surfaces while carrying.  
  • VISION – 20/40 corrected vision to see moving safety hazards, moving equipment, vehicles, and obstructions
  • HEARING – corrected to hear verbal safety warnings and instructions from coworkers

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
  • Occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully; an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity – Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
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  • Teamwork – Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests.

Other Qualifications:

  • Must be able to pass physical fitness and agility test
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background check and drug screen.

The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs

Helena Sand & Gravel is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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