EQUIPMENT OPERATOR 2

M.C. Dean, Inc. - Charleston, SC3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $39,000 - $49,000 a year
Education
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Equipment Operator, II, is responsible for operating machines or vehicles equipped with blades/buckets to remove, distribute, level or grade earth, such as a backhoe or excavator. Competent in most phases of an operation. Assists in dealing with problems. Provides solutions to a variety of problems. What to do is defined but how to do it is left up to the individual.

Responsible for:
Operating machines, equipment and attachments to perform the functions required to complete the project.
Operating equipment in successive passes over the work area to achieve a specified result, such as grade terrain or remove, dump or spread earth and rock.
Aligning the machine, cutter head, or depth gauge marker with reference stakes and guidelines on the ground or guide on cutting/excavating attachment to set appropriate depth or positioning equipment following hand signals or follow directions from an assistant.
Fastening blades or attachments to machine using different style hitches.
Connecting hydraulic hoses, belts, mechanical
linkages, additional attachments or power takeoff shafts to the equipment.
Signaling operators to guide movement of the equipment.
Greasing, oiling, performing minor repairs (including tire), and operator level preventive maintenance on the equipment on a daily or weekly basis as required by the manufacturer or. M.C. Dean.
Understanding and complying with the regulations such as utility locating/marking requirements and OSHA safety standards.
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Repairing machines or systems using the correct tools.
Performing routine maintenance and determining when and what kind of maintenance is required.
Watching gauges, dials or other indicators to make sure the machine/equipment is working properly.
Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information of assigned equipment.

TOOLS/SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS

Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, benefits, repair and maintenance.
Materials, methods and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings or other structures such as highways and roads.
Principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

2-3 years of experience as an Equipment Operator with a high school degree or GED
State regulated driver qualification parameters must be met
If transportation of the equipment to the jobsite is required, the incumbent must comply with DOT commercial driver's license CDL regulations and any endorsements that are required
If transportation of the equipment to the jobsite is required, the incumbent must comply with DOT commercial driver's license CDL regulations and any endorsements that are required
Operators must successfully complete all safety training courses as provided by the company and including observation by the Equipment Safety Manager, Logistics Service Center Management or senior management
Has vast and comprehendible knowledge of load charts
Pass a background investigation and drug test