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Equipment Operator: State College PA #638965


Job Summary:

Perform manual labor as assigned. Operate heavy, material- moving construction equipment to excavate, prepare, maintain and/or repair civil and heavy highway – related projects. This hourly, non-exempt position will function for short periods of time independently or with minimal supervision.

Essential Functions:
  • * Operate heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner in order to minimize the risk of injury, property damage, unwanted impact to the environment, or loss of life.
  • * Meet performance and technical standards required to qualify for Level 1 position.
  • * Safely operate heavy equipment in and among live traffic.
  • * Wear personal protective equipment.
  • * Perform daily safety and maintenance checks/procedures per operator’s manual.
  • * Perform manual labor such as digging or shoveling, assisting with placement of pipe and material, or other manual labor duties as assigned.
  • * Pass required certification test to operate equipment.
  • * Complete required paperwork including Operator’s Daily Report.
  • * Proactively and diplomatically communicate with Equipment Manager, Shop Superintendent, Leader, customers and peers concerning equipment and job-related problems.
  • * Exercise proper care and maintenance of company equipment.
  • * Frequently work more than 40 hours per week and non-traditional hours including night shift, Saturdays and occasionally Sundays.
  • * Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.
Knowledge of:
  • * OSHA safe trenching regulations.
  • * Utility installation.
  • * Heavy construction equipment operation.
  • * Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • * Construction operations.
  • * Basic and routine construction drawings, blueprints, sketches, diagrams and specifications.
  • * Soils, aggregate fill materials, bases, proper mixing and compacting techniques.
Ability to:
  • * Recognize problems or errors at work site related to position.
  • * Make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment and detect problems with equipment.
  • * Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • * Learn and follow GOH company policies and procedures.
  • * Must be prompt, reliable, and dependable with work schedule.
  • * Must have a valid driver’s license for the state in which you reside with acceptable driving record per company minimum standards for drivers.
  • * Prefer high school graduate or equivalent.
  • * Prefer certificate or degree in heavy equipment operation or related field.
  • * Prefer previous experience operating heavy equipment.
Training Requirements:
  • * MSHA (if applicable)
  • *Safeland Training (if applicable)
Physical Requirements:
  • * Constant (67%-100%)Ability to work in field environment with exposure to dust, exhaust fumes, noise, and vibration.
  • * Constant (67%-100%)Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • * Constant (67%-100%)Ability to physically climb in and out of equipment safely and operate levers or pedals to make fine, highly controlled muscular movements to adjust the position of control mechanisms.
  • * Constant (67%-100%)Ability to wear required personal protective equipment.
  • * Constant (67%-100%)
  • * Constant (67%-100%)Ability to work and walk on uneven terrain.
  • * Constant (67%-100%)Ability to work in extreme hot and cold and adverse weather conditions.
  • * Constant (67%-100%)Ability to bend, sit, stoop, and stand for long periods of time in the outdoor weather.
  • * Frequently (33%-67%)Ability to shovel.
  • * Frequently (33%-67%)Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • * Frequently (33%-67%)Ability to work for prolonged periods with unscheduled breaks.
  • * Occasionally (0%-33%)Ability to work unscheduled overtime hours.

This is a safety-sensitive position.

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