Equipment Operator (Finisher Track hoe/Dozier)

SJ & L General Contractor, LLC Huntsville, AL $15-$18 DOE




The equipment operator is to safely operate all required equipment.  Equipment operators are not limited to only operating equipment but may be asked to perform other duties as assigned by the Job Foreman.  Equipment operators are primarily operating larger equipment as Dozers, Trackhoes, Motor Graders, and similar style equipment.


Essential Functions


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


1.        Operates heavy equipment of various sizes and weights used in road, site, or highway construction and paving.


2.        Properly follows company and OSHA safety procedures.  Brings problems to the attention on the foreman, superintendent, safety director, or HR manager.


3.        Follows daily procedures and protocols as set forth in job orientations and trainings. 


4.        Performs routine inspections of all the equipment responsible for running daily. Reporting any defects or potential issue to the job site foreman as to get the equipment maintenance if needed.  


5.        Operation of the following equipment can be expected but not limited to: Bulldozers, Track Hoe, Backhoe, Motor Grader, Front-End Loader, Pad Foot Loader, Smooth Drum Roller, Road Sweeper and Off-Road Trucks.  Operation will be determined by Safety Director or Job Site Foreman based on driving experience observation. 


6.        Ensure safe operating procedures are being followed throughout shift and while operating any equipment near employees or underground utilities.


7.        Operators must report any damage to machine, property, or underground utilities immediately to job foreman, safety director, or HR manager.


8.        Assists in training lower-level employees while performing job responsibilities. 


9.        Maintains equipment to be clean and orderly before, during and after the completion of the shift.


10.     Performs other duties as assigned by job site foreman/superintendent.




1.        Working knowledge and demonstrate skills regarding: Simple math, communication with team, and time management.


2.        Experience with equipment is key to the success of the employee. Must demonstrate ability with either job foreman, superintendent, or safety director prior to operating equipment.


3.        Must be willing to come out of the equipment as needed to assist with the completion of any project. Expectation of being a team player is key to our success. 


4.        Must have working knowledge to the overall project as it pertains to the operation of the equipment assigned.  Remain flexible to the needs of the job as employee may be instructed to operate multiple types of equipment throughout shift.


Supervisory Responsibility


This position assist with supervisory responsibilities on laborers monitoring safety of the site and ensuring work area is safe.  Helping to direct laborers to meet the safety guidelines and direction given by the Foreman.


Work Environment


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes and airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibrations, as well as working in proximity of heavy equipment.  The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites.  The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. The position regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust and asphalt. 


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. 


While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  This position is very active and requires the employee to move in and out of the equipment as directed by the job foreman.  The employee must be able to lift 10lbs frequently and occasionally lift or move items up to 75lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work


This is a full-time position.  Days and hours of work are depending on time of year and weather conditions but are generally Monday through Friday: Summer hours 6:30am – 5:00pm, Winter Hours 7:00am – 3:30pm.  This position frequently requires long hours and weekend work.




Travel is primarily limited to local: between jobs sites assigned.  If any other type of travel is required advanced notice will be given. 


Required Education and Experience


General knowledge of safety.


Must complete in house training for Excavation, Rigging.


Certification for equipment is preferred but not required.  In house training certification can also be required.


­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Additional Eligibility Qualification


Appropraite attendance.                     Ability to arrive at the assigned job site.         Must have a valid driver’s license.   


EEO Statement


"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."


SJ & L General Contractor, LLC is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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