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Magneson Tractor is looking for a Heavy Equipment Operator:
$15-$18/ hour
Full time

Position Summary
The Heavy Equipment Operator operates a variety of equipment and trucks utilized in construction, maintenance, and repair activities; perform a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the installation and maintenance of various wastewater systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Operating trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, materials, and supplies
  • Operating trucks and construction or power equipment, such as mechanized broom, backhoe, dump truck, front-end loader, excavators, skid steers, and jetter/hydrovac
  • Operating jackhammers, mowers, brush chippers, and other small equipment and tools
  • Working with and assisting in digging ditches and trenches, hoisting material, tools, equipment, and any related work
  • Performing routine inspection and preventive maintenance on all trucks/trailers /equipment and referring defects or repairs to supervisor; cleaning equipment (e.g., tightening loose bolts/fittings, inspecting all moving parts, lubing zerk fittings, and replacing damaged parts)
  • Monitoring the need for major repairs, including engine tune-up, oil change, filter change, and tire/track replacements
  • Performing all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards
  • Serving as a ground person as required and assigned
  • Providing constant courtesy, discretion, and sound judgment with customers and public
  • Performing other work-related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Two(2) years’ experience involving the use of medium and heavy equipment, preferably related to the underground construction trade. One(1) year plumbing experience may be substituted for equivalent heavy equipment experience
  • Current and valid driver’s license; Class A CDL preferred
  • Ability to safely drive vehicles; Clean driving record – no accidents/violations for past 3 years
  • Working knowledge of the hazards and safety (OSHA) precautions common to heavy equipment operations
  • Working knowledge and skill in operation of the methods, materials, and tools used in underground construction
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing and verbally
  • Ability to observe proper safety precautions
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors, and the public
  • Ability to perform manual tasks under varying weather conditions
  • Ability to drive and operate a variety of equipment under varying conditions
  • Ability to work from construction specifications or blueprints
  • Ability to make independent judgments which have considerable impacts on the organization
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors, and the general public
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, taste and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts, and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risks of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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. Employees 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. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

How to Apply: Email resume to with “Heavy Equipment Operator” as the subject.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: Yes