Heavy Equipment Operator
1. Basic Functions and Scope of the Job: Operate and maintain various heavy equipment in a safe, efficient manner. The Heavy Equipment Operator will perform a variety of tasks in connection with loading and unloading heavy equipment and/or railcars. Performs fundamental maintenance daily, weekly, or as needed on equipment.
2. Work Performed/Tasks:
- Loads/unloads heavy equipment and/or railcars on a daily basis.
- Pick, carry, swing, and place loads smoothly and safely into railcars, truck, container, etc.
- Analyze capacity load charts when needed and complete logs
- Determine load weights and check them against lifting capacities to prevent overloads.
- Move levers, depress foot petals, or turn dials to operate cranes, cherry pickers, material handlers, or other equipment for moving, lifting, or placing loads.
- Performs basic preventative maintenance – includes daily lubrication of parts, fluids and filter changes, and blowout of radiator. Also perform check and service as required:
- Engine Oil
- Hydraulic Oil
- Oil level in splitterbox
- Fuel tank
- Clean tracks and track drive chains
- Check back-up alarm
- Check fire extinguisher
- Conduct daily visual inspections, greasing duties listed on Daily Operator Checklist. Give completed checklist to supervisor daily.
- Operate mobile equipment and trucks as needed.
- Other duties as assigned when crane is not operating including some clean up around railcars
3. Qualifications (Knowledge/Skills/Abilities):
- Understands the stability of supporting surfaces and the ability to identify potential site hazards.
- Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
- Familiarity with basic crane technology and definitions
- Ability to conduct crane inspections for unsafe conditions or deficiences. Also capable of performing basic maintenance – including preventative maintenance.
- Multi-limb coordination – ability to operate various gauges, dials, and other switches and levers at one time. This may involve using two or more limbs at one time while sitting or standing.
- Control precision – aptitude to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions.
- Understand and abide by Company safety standards and practices
- Perform Lockout/Tagout when applicable
- Awareness of occupational hazards associated with machine and environment.
- Ability to identify blind spots and pinch points
4. Physical Requirements:
- Tools – Use of tools will be necessary when performing preventative maintenance and daily equipment checks.
- Equipment – Operating motorized equipment and vehicles
- Sitting for up to eight plus hours a day
- Occasional lifting < 50 lbs, climbing, walking, bending, shoveling required
- Manual dexterity – the ability to move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or two hands together to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects
- Exposure to outdoor environs
- Temperature extremes
- Fumes and/or smoke
- Loud noise
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