Heavy Equipment Operator Wm. D. Scepaniak Inc. The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under their direction and control. Heavy Equipment Operators will work with either our Aggregate Production or Road Building crews. POSITION SUMMARY Aggregate Production Heavy Equipment: -Loader (Cat 980,988 to feed crusher) -Dozer (Cat D8, D9 to strip and reclaim pits) -Scraper (Cat 627 to strip and reclaim pits) -Excavator (Cat 345 to excavate gravel material) Road Building Heavy Equipment: -Loader (Cat 972 to load trucks) -Dozer (Cat D8, D6 to shape roads & ditches) -Motor grader (Cat 140, 160, 14, 16 to blade gravel on roadways) -Packer (Tractor packer & Sheep’s foot) Key Responsibilities: Effectively perform operational tasks as assigned given their respective machine Use Critical thinking and problem-solving techniques to overcome daily challenges on project sites. Operate job site equipment safely Perform service, safety checks, and minor repairs on machine, check oil and fluids Create a safe work environment and lead by example Submit timecards and applicable reports weekly - In this role, the Heavy Equipment Operator will report to the Foreman Assist co-works to ensure that all equipment is safe and ready for operation at all times Report to Foreman or Shop (in the absence of the Foreman) on damage and non-functioning equipment Ensure that normal servicing of the equipment is performed properly, and assist the Field Service Mechanic as necessary. All other duties as assigned Job Requirements: Candidate must be open to travel throughout the construction season. Our operations are 100% portable and are primarily in MN, ND, and SD. Candidate must submit to a pre-employment urinalysis as well as background check Candidate must complete MSHA part46/48 8-hour refresher or 24-hour new minor training (whichever is applicable). Considerable knowledge of the materials, methods, and techniques relative to road/highway construction, and maintenance Knowledge of field safety Ability to read engineering plans and blueprints Regular attendance and overtime are required Ability to effectively communicate verbally with the crew Able to follow direction from management Flexibility to work in a number of diverse locations is needed, as work locations may change daily Preferred Job Qualifications – Education and Experience: 5+ years of experience within the construction industry is a plus 2 years heavy equipment operation experience (willing to train the right candidate) 2 years of experience working with gravel and dirt work is a plus The ideal candidate must possess a valid Class D or CDL driver’s license with a good driving record Must be able to lift 75+ pounds regularly on a daily basis Continually required to reach, pull, carry, grab, pull, and lift Must possess both good strength and good endurance as work performed in all types of weather conditions. Benefits: Medical Insurance Voluntary Dental Insurance Life Insurance Employee Assistance Program (E.A.P.) Health Club Reimbursement Program Healthy Rewards Program Virtual Care Program Healthiest You Program (Telemedicine) Extension of Health and Life Insurance Coverage (COBRA) Social Security, Unemployment Compensation, and Workers Compensation Insurance Benefits Health and Wellness Program Traditional 401K Competitive wage is based on candidate’s skill and experience Per Diem Prevailing wage (when applicable) This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned. Positions are non-union and seasonal dependent on weather conditions and workload; however, the typical schedule is March-November. Candidates can expect to work 60 hours per week (12-hour shifts, Monday-Friday). Exceptions may be made given weather delays and project deadlines. Candidates must be able to work both day and night shift throughout the season, as crews alternate at times. Company Information: Since 1970, Wm. D. Scepaniak Inc. has aspired to be the company of choice for sand and gravel needs in the upper Midwest. We are a contractor with a diverse workforce dedicated to quality, safety, innovation, and customer satisfaction. WDS is among the top 20 produces of sand and gravel nationally. Wm. D. Scepaniak is a Minnesota-based company that produces more than 6 million tons of sand and gravel each year. Our core business is contract crushing and hauling. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will be considered for employment, without regard to age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the federal, state, or local law. At WDS we are energetic and passionate about what we do with an excellent reputation for performance and as a place to work. Because of our continued expansion, we seek qualified candidates who share our vision, values and commitment to superior customer service. Benefits of Joining our team! Family Owned, Oriented, and Operated Paid Training We promote from within
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