Houston-Heavy Equipment Operator
Trans-Global Solutions, Inc. - Houston, TX

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Summary: Operate and maintain heavy, motorized equipment used in earth moving and composting operations in a safe and efficient manner.

Typical Duties: Typical duties will include but not be limited to the preparation and/or modification of the following:
The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for operating heavy equipment in a safe and
appropriate manner. Heavy equipment may include trucks, front-end loaders, dozers, graders,
compactors, and other pieces of equipment. The Heavy Equipment Operator must
also clean, maintain and secure all equipment as directed by legislation, policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:
  • Operate heavy, motorized equipment used in earth moving operations, including, but not limited to, tankers, dozers scraper, loaders, mobile compost mixers, compost turner, 18 wheel tractor-trailers, crane, excavator, etc. and other equipment to support a variety of operations.
  • Operate machines to spread, smooth, level, or steel-reinforce stone, concrete, or asphalt
  • Observe distribution of material to adjust machine settings or material flow, and indicate low spots for workers to add material.
  • May build level and excavate land surfaces using graders and other construction equipment.
  • Gather and load dirt and waste products from job sites onto trucks. Transport to appropriate location.
  • Control traffic.
  • Use hand-held mobile radio units to coordinate tasks and resources
  • Perform preventive maintenance on equipment as required including fluid and filter changes and parts lubrication
  • Operate water tanker and similar equipment for dust control and dirt compaction.
  • Inspect, clean, maintain, and repair equipment, using mechanics' hand tools, or report malfunctions to supervisors.
  • Operate tamping machines or manually roll surfaces to compact earth fills, foundation forms, and finished road materials, according to grade specifications.
  • Start machine, engage clutch, and push and move levers to guide machine along forms or guidelines and to control the operation of machine attachments.
  • Fill tanks, hoppers, or machines with materials.
  • Set up and tear down equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:
No direct supervisory role to subordinates. Receive general supervision from higher level management or supervisory staff. May serve as lead for lower level employees.

Skills and Special Requirements:
  • Operational characteristics of a variety of heavy, power-driven equipment
  • Maintenance requirements of heavy, power-driven equipment
  • Methods and materials used in general construction and maintenance work
  • Principles and techniques of field maintenance activities
  • Traffic laws, ordinances, and rules involved in heavy equipment operation
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices
  • Operate heavy power-driven equipment
  • Perform a variety of skilled construction and maintenance tasks
  • Read and interpret maps, sketches, drawings, specifications and technical manuals
  • Perform a variety of manual tasks for extended periods in unfavorable weather conditions
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Learn soil composting techniques
  • Prepare written reports and/or forms
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing or via radio
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as required

Education and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months' related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator's driver license and have the willingness to use personal and/or company vehicle in the course of employment. Must possess Safety training/certification as required by customers to work in their facilities and as required by TGS at all TGS locations.

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

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 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 ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually severe. Travel from site to site; construction site environment; exposure to dust, noise, toxic materials; waste and infectious materials; work in inclement weather conditions

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