Heavy Equipment Operator
PSC - Coalinga, CA

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JOB SUMMARY:

Operates heavy earth moving equipment to gouge out, level, and distribute earth and to push trees and rocks from land preparatory to constructing roads and buildings to remediate soil or other operations in accordance with PSC policies, practices and procedures.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Readies equipment for use by connecting hydraulic hoses, belts, mechanical linkage, or power takeoff shaft. 

May operate and maintain heavy equipment including crane, backhoe, track hoe and/or bulldozer. 

Moves levers to control tool bars, carriers, and disks. 

Moves levers and depresses pedals to maneuver equipment and raise, lower, and tilt attachment to clear right-of-way. 

Feels lever and listens for stalling action of engine to estimate depth of cut. 

Drives equipment in successive passes over terrain to raise or lower terrain to specified grade following markings on grade stakes or hand signals. 

Greases, oils, and performs minor repairs on equipment. 

May assist in assembling and loading project supplies and equipment. 

Utilizes standard health and safety procedures and techniques in performing duties. 

Becomes familiar with and follows rules established for operating on a hazardous waste site. 

Performs duties according to department's standard operating procedures. 

Complete company paperwork properly and timely (timesheets, daily logs pre-trip and post-trip inspection forms, etc.) 

Must travel extensively (80% or more) 

Required to accept job assignments. 

Will perform extensive manual labor (hand shoveling, carrying equipment, etc.) 

Drives truck and/or equipment to destination. 

Maintains truck log according to state and federal regulations 

Inspects truck and trailer equipment and supplies such as tires lights, brakes, gas, oil and water.  Secures loaded material for transportation. 

Performs other duties as required

SCOPE: 

Supports # of jobs- MEASURES OF PERFORMANCE: 

Productivity 

Quality of work

ESSENTIAL EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS: 

High school diploma ESSENTIAL JOB RELATED EXPERIENCE: 

Less than 5 years experience using equipment 

Experience with Dozer, Backhoe, Trackhoe, Skidsteer, and Highlift

DEMONSTRATED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

Mechanical ability to operate equipment properly and effectively 

Communication skills, both written and oral 

Organization & multi-tasking skills 

Attention to detail 

Problem solving skills 

Ability to anticipate and prepare for various events on own initiative

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: 

Indoors/outdoors 

Operating Heavy Equipment outdoors

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