Heavy Equipment Operator
Central Arizona Project (CAP) - Phoenix, AZ

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The Central Arizona Project (CAP) is seeking a highly-skilled, highly-motivated heavy equipment operator to provide journeyman-level expertise in the performance and support of this vital function.

Central Arizona Project is the largest supplier of renewable water in the state of Arizona. We operate and maintain a 335 mile long aqueduct and pumping plant system that stretches from our source at the Colorado River to the communities of central and southern Arizona. On a yearly basis, we pump and deliver over 1.6 million acre-feet (over 521 billion gallons) of water to enhance the states economy and quality of life and ensure sustainable growth for current and future populations of Arizonans. CAP is highly respected and takes great pride in providing the people of Arizona this service reliably, cost effectively and in an environmentally sound manner with the highest regard for employee safety and health, evolving public needs and customer satisfaction. Central Arizona Project is a family of caring people who work with pride to create a safe, supportive and friendly workplace.

We employ nearly 500 people who enjoy the close community of a small company while helping to fulfill our extremely valuable mission. We offer highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits including membership in the Arizona State Retirement System, partial employer matching of 401(k) contributions, medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, 4-10 work schedule, and significant investment in employee training and development. Employees are eligible for benefits on their first day of employment. (Benefits are subject to change at any time). CAP is truly a Great Place to Work!

In this position, you would operate all CAP heavy earth moving equipment for the operation and maintenance of the aqueduct, dikes, and civil structures of the Central Arizona Project. More specifically, you would operate (with appropriate certifications) such earth moving equipment as motor graders, large excavators, crawler tractors and loaders, backhoes, and dump trucks, as well as operate heavy trucks to haul equipment. You would service and maintain adjustments on heavy equipment to ensure proper positioning and operation of equipment, and record maintenance logs for heavy equipment.

Having completed three (3) years of a state and federally registered Operating Engineer apprenticeship program; or having at least five (5) years total experience operating heavy equipment which includes one (1) year experience operating heavy haul transport is required to be successful in this position. In addition, a good driving record and a high school diploma (or GED) are essential.

You must have working knowledge of:
  • overweight and over-dimensional laws is required to meet state certification requirements
  • traffic control devices
  • basic surveying technique
  • basic hand signal operations
  • soil and soil conditions
  • blueprint interpretation Required Certifications or Licenses: Arizona commercial driver's license, class A, with tanker endorsement.

Please note: Physical testing, functional testing, and drug screening will apply. See the position description on our website for more information about physical requirements and environment.

If you are a highly skilled heavy equipment operator who is motivated to do the job right and safely for a company with an important mission in Arizona, then we highly encourage you to apply for this position.

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Central Arizona Project (CAP) is the largest supplier of renewable water in the state of Arizona. We operate and maintain a 335 mile long...