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Construction equipment operators drive, maneuver, or control the heavy machinery used to construct roads, bridges, buildings, and other structures. A loader operator uses the front end loader to lift and transport bulk materials to and from storage or dumps and spreads material on site.
Perform a basic equipment inspection to ensure that the functions properly
Report malfunctions to supervisors
Drive and maneuver equipment
Coordinate action actions with crew members in response to hand or audio signals
Start engine, shifts gears, presses pedals and turns steering wheel to operate loader
Moves levers to lower and tilt bucket
Operates front end loader forward to force bucket into bulk material
Moves levers to raise and tilt bucket when filled
Moves levers to dump material
Load dump trucks with construction material such as sand, stone and other construction material
Ensure that safety standards are met
Perform incidental work items and duties included within other crafts
Must be able to understand work directions and communicate effectively with job site supervisors and fellow employees
Three (3) to Five (5) years or more of industry related experience is required for this position, with an emphasis on roads, highways, and bridges
All work is performed outdoors in all types of weather, including extreme heat. Job requires long hours of standing, kneeling, lifting, pulling, squatting and walking
Ability to lift 60 pounds occasionally for hand work
Maintain constant awareness of the jobsite’s various concurrent activities, including the activities of other employees and contractors, the operation of stationary equipment, and the movement of mobile equipment
Continuous mental and visual attention required to complete tasks in efficient manner involving repetitive or diversified work requiring alertness of activity
Working conditions will consist of exposure to grease, noise, dust, and dirt on the construction project
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.