Heavy Equipment Operator
The Heavy Equipment Operator provides support to Chickasaw Network Services, LLC (CNS), a Telecom and Utility Construction Company. This position operates various types of heavy construction equipment in a safe manner. The Equipment Operator is able to complete projects despite obstacles and is able to classify technical information and redirect efforts when necessary.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.
Works under minimal supervision and communicates courteously and pro-actively.
Performs all duties according to prescribed safety procedures and uses appropriate safety equipment.
Operates trenching equipment in the vicinity of existing utilities.
Demonstrates the ability and knowledge to operate pneumatic missile (boring) equipment.
May be required to operate various pieces of equipment (i.e., dump truck and trailer, backhoe, excavator, loader, bulldozer, etc.).
Tows various trailers with flatbed trucks.
Provides support for crews during all phases of construction activity.
Conducts fieldwork as needed to support primary duties to include walking of sites.
Holds base knowledge of aerial and underground construction.
Works in manhole systems, verifying and proofing existing conduit systems.
Works with rodding and roping conduit systems.
Trenches in streets and landscaped areas with small excavating equipment.
Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to any training made available by the company.
Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.
Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.
High school diploma or GED and three (3) years’ directional drill operating experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum two (2) years’ of experience with construction, excavation, and equipment operation. Certification in the use of the following equipment is required: Line truck, Bucket truck and Cable Reel equipment.
CERTIFICATES / LICENSES / REGISTRATION
Valid Class A Driver’s License required or ability to acquire within 90 days
Must be able to pass pre-employment screening that includes background and drug testing
Certification in the use of the following equipment is required: Line truck, Bucket truck and Cable Reel equipment.
JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES
Ability to work under minimal supervision and communicate courteously and pro-actively
Ability to drill in both standard and high-risk areas, such as areas with live utilities
Ability to listen to and implement directions
Knowledge of highway traffic control standards
Knowledge of operation and maintenance of all equipment
Knowledge of underground construction practices
Knowledge of health and safety regulations, practices and procedures
Ability to identify and use the tools required for maintaining and servicing the drill, drill stem, and rack as well as the ability to diagnose and/or relay any problems to a certified repair technician
Ability to read and interpret construction and engineering plans
Ability to research land and plat information and communicate design prints
Ability to accurately sketch and record field notes and computations for as-builts
Ability to perform and/or instruct entry-level skills and practices as required
Ability to read, comprehend and carry out instructions
Effective listening, interacting and writing skills
Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in a factory, machine shop or construction environment. The ability to verbally communicate alarms or warnings clearly, concisely, loudly and quickly, to clearly and quickly hear or otherwise sense alarms or warnings and take appropriate action. Frequently required to maintain equilibrium to prevent falling when moving, walking, standing, kneeling or crouching - particularly on narrow, uneven, irregular, slippery surfaces, going up or down ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles or other objects using hands, arms, feet or legs. Frequently required to bend the body downward and forward, bending leg and spine - working in a bent over position. Frequently required to sense physical attributes such as size, shape, temperature, texture or sharpness of an object by touching. Frequently required to grasp, grip or apply pressure to an object with the fingers and palm, holding an object in the hand. Frequently required to lift, raise or lower objects in a vertical direction, particularly heavy or bulky objects. Moving objects backward, forward, in or out in a horizontal direction, particularly heavy or bulky objects. Pulling, exerting a steady backward, downward, upward or outward force against an object - jerking, plucking, wrenching, stretching, towing, drawing, dragging or tugging objects in a sustained motion. Pushing, pressing against something with steady forward, downward, upward or outward force - shoving, pushing, compressing, squeezing, mashing, packing, pressing, jamming, compacting, or squashing objects in a sustained motion. The ability to see and distinguish colors, to visually distinguish shapes and patterns, to accurately sense distances (depth perception), to accurately see objects and detect motion at wide angles (peripheral vision). Frequently uses the lower extremities and back muscles and moving on foot, particularly for long distances. May have exposure to indoor/outdoor adverse weather conditions. Frequent exposure to noise - workers must wear protective hearing equipment or frequently shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level. Exposure to pollutants or allergens which can adversely affect the skin and/or the respiratory system such as gases, smoke, odors, mists, fumes, dust, chemicals, oils or solvents. Exposure to hazardous working conditions including moving machinery, electricity and/or working in high places. May be exposed to hot objects, flames or sparks. The job requires the use of protective equipment such as hard hats, respirators, aprons, gloves, special clothing, safety shoes and safety glasses.