Equipment Operator - Mekoryuk AK

Location: Mekoryuk, Alaska
Date Posted: 04-13-2018
Job Title:
Equipment Operator
SOC code:
47-2073
FLSA Classification:
Non-exempt
Department/Location:
Operations/ Mekoryuk AK
Reports to:
Project Manager/ Crew Foreman
 
Status:
Full Time, Temporary
EEO-1:
Craft Worker
Normal Work Hours and Days:  A normal work day consists of 10-12 hours possibly longer depending on workload. Hours and start time will vary depending on workload. Night shift work required as needed.
 
Revised: 03/23/2018

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.**

Summary:
The Equipment Operator position is responsible for operating heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.  Heavy equipment may include front-end loaders, dozers, excavators, graders, compactors and other pieces of equipment. Equipment Operator is 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
  • Use hand-held mobile radio units to coordinate tasks and resources.
  • Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
  • Help identify hazardous conditions on the job site.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Operates heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner in order to minimize the risk of injury, property damage or loss of life.
  • Performs daily safety and maintenance checks
  • 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 the heavy equipment for its intended purpose with little or no assistance
  • Help identify hazardous conditions on the job site.
  • Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

Qualifications:
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:
Minimum:
  • A valid driver license
  • Must be proficient with the following
    • D-6 Dozer
    • D-8T Dozer
    • D-10 Dozer
    • 225 Excavators
    • 320 Excavators
    • 330 Excavators
    • 450 Excavators
    • 365 Excavators
    • 980 Loader
    • equipment safety
Preferred:
  • 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 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:
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS CHECK (If Present) COMMENTS
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.
INHERENT HAZARDS    
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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