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Heavy Equipment Operator - Kensington

Juneau, Alaska
Job Title:
Equipment Operator
SOC code:
FLSA Classification:
Operations / Kensington mine site
Reports to:
Project Manager/ Crew Foreman
Full Time, Temporary
Craft Worker
Normal Work Hours and Days:  A normal work day consists of 8-12 hours possibly longer depending on workload. Hours and start time will vary depending on workload. Night shift work required as needed.

EEO Statement:
Alaska Aggregate Products LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, other protected activities, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. **This employer participates in E-Verify. Este Empleador Participa en E-Verify.**

The Equipment Operator position is responsible for operating heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.  This is a skilled position involving the safe and efficient operation of equipment. Heavy equipment may include front-end loaders, dozers, excavators, graders, compactors and other pieces of equipment. Work will be performed per the supervisor’s instruction, free from direct supervision except for more complicated jobs. Equipment Operators are responsible for cleaning, maintaining, and securing all equipment.

Essential Functions:
  • Operate heavy equipment used in earth moving operations to build/ level and excavate land surfaces.
  • Gather and load dirt and waste products from job sites onto trucks.
  • Use equipment as appropriate to level roads and/or working area, ensure proper drainage, and develop proper grade
  • Performs daily safety and maintenance checks
  • Maintain and turn in daily records of equipment inspection.
  • Use hand-held mobile radio units to coordinate tasks and resources.
  • Operates heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner in order to minimize the risk of injury, property damage or loss of life.
  • Clean heavy equipment as scheduled and/or required
  • Maintain the equipment and advise supervisor of any requirement for maintenance or repairs
  • Report any damage immediately to supervisor 
  • Use  heavy equipment for its intended purpose with little or no assistance
  • Ensure equipment is safely and securely stored
  • Help identify hazardous conditions on the job site.
  • Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function and preferably able to perform other tasks satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. 

Education and/or Experience:
  • A valid driver license
  • Must be proficient with the following
    • 980 Loader
    • 988 Loader
    • D-6 Dozer
    • D-8 Dozer
    • D-10 Dozer
    • 245 Excavators
    • 330 Excavators
    • 470 Excavators
    • 670 Excavators
    • equipment safety
  • Experience with GPS Dozers
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • MSHA certification
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of and ability to read and follow plans, specifications, sketches and Grade/mapping control.
  • Knowledge of and ability maintain equipment and follow related procedures
  • Ability to see details at a distance
  • Ability to see details at close range
  • Ability to judge the distance between you and other objects
  • Ability to communicate information in writing so others will understand.
  • Ability to effectively understand and communicate verbally with others.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team member successfully
  • Ability to ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed.
  • Ability to meet project schedule with dependability and consistency.
  • Ability to wear protective clothing
Physical Demands:
The following activities were rated for frequency of occurrence based on the following:
Not Present = NP    
1-10% of the work day = Rare 34-66% of the work day = Frequent
11-33% of the work day = Occasional 67-100% of the work day = Constant
Sitting Frequent Reaching Overhead Frequent
Standing Frequent Reaching Straight Ahead Frequent
Walking Frequent Reaching Downward Frequent
Bending/Stooping Frequent Handling Frequent
Crouching Frequent Fingering Constant
Kneeling Frequent Feeling Occasionally
Crawling Frequent Talking Occasionally
Climbing Frequent Hearing Occasionally
Balancing Occasionally Twisting Frequent
Operate Foot Controls Occasionally Twist of Wrist Frequent
(Pounds) Constant Frequent Occasional Rare
Lifting   50 lbs. 100 lbs.  
Carrying 10 lbs. 50 lbs. 100 lbs.  
Pushing/Pulling   50 lbs. 100 lbs.  

Working Conditions:
1. Exposure to Inclement Weather X  
2. Extreme Cold X  
3. Extreme Heat X  
4. Wet and/or Humid X Will experience Rain/Snow/Ice on location
5. Noise X Frequent noise from equipment.
6. Vibration X Occasional normal equipment vibration.
7. Atmospheric Conditions (dust/fumes/etc.) X Possible diesel fumes.
8. Moving Mechanical Parts X  
9. Electric Shock    
10. High, Exposed Places    
11. Radiant Energy    
12. Explosives    
13. Toxic or Caustic Chemicals    
14. Other Risks X Aware of the potential hazards of working around equipment.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

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