Heavy Equipment Operator

Heavy Equipment Operator
Reports to Demolition Field Crew Supervisor

Nature of Work
The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for operating heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner in the yard and out in the field. Heavy equipment may include front-end loaders (attachments might change), excavators and other pieces of equipment. The Heavy Equipment Operator must also clean, maintain and secure all equipment as directed by legislation, policies, and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must inspect equipment pre and post operation, prior to use and at the end of day making sure to report all equipment repairs in writing to the maintenance shop.
  • Operate heavy equipment in a safe and effective way according to all relevant legislation, policies and procedures, in order to minimize the risk of injury, property damage or loss of life.
  • Perform daily safety and maintenance checks.
  • Clean heavy equipment as scheduled and/or required.
  • Ensure heavy equipment is safely and securely stored.
  • Advise the Supervisor and Maintenance Department of any requirements for maintenance or repairs.
  • Participate in routine maintenance checks prior to operation and at the end of day.
  • Practice workplace safety.
  • Write Job safety analysis (J.S.A.) for safe operation of equipment.
  • Maintain inventory of equipment.
  • Perform other related job duties as assigned by Supervisor.
  • Perform Safety audits as trained (BBSM Program).
  • Make sure all Oilfield certificates and Safety training are complete along with keeping them all up to compliance.

Knowledge and Skills
The Heavy Equipment Operator must have knowledge of equipment safety and hold all the required certifications and training required by Sierra and the customers. Must have general knowledge of operation, maintenance, and storage of front-end loaders, excavators, and other equipment etc. Must have knowledge of workplace safety requirements, procedures and record keeping system along with equipment cleaning standards and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Must have at least two years heavy equipment operation experience with a company. Must possess a valid Driver’s License and be insurable by company auto insurance. Must be able to secure load using binders, straps, or tarps, along with be able to help load and unload equipment. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Must be able to sit for long periods of time driving. Must be able to stand for long periods of time and walk on uneven surfaces out in the field.

Physical Demands
Rarely = Less than 1%
Occasionally = 1% to 33% 
Frequently = 34% to 65%
Continually = 66% to 100%

  • Frequently Sitting for long periods of time
  • Frequently required to stand and walk on uneven ground.
  • Frequently crouching, crawling, or kneeling to inspect equipment or vehicle.
  • Occasionally stooping, reaching, twisting/turning, and climbing ladder.
  • Frequently using Leg or foot to drive vehicle or equipment.
  • Occasionally Handling and Grasping items on or in equipment or vehicle.
  • Occasionally Lifting/carrying or otherwise transporting an item up to 50 pounds.
  • Continually answers phone calls or radio calls, gives directions on radio, and operates equipment.
  • Must be able to work Monday through Friday and be available for Saturdays, also able to work out of town.