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Equipment Operator-Hillman, MI

Team Elmer's seeks to fill several openings for a skilled Equipment Operators in the Dirt Division at the Hillman, MI location for the 2018 Spring season. This position may operate several pieces of equipment to perform activities such as backfilling excavations, vibrating or breaking rock or concrete, digging sewer line or making roads. Openings for loader, dozer and excavator.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Operate or tend machinery equipped with scoops, shovels, or buckets, to excavate and load loose materials.
Will operate a variety of hand and power tools.
Dig dirt using shovels and machinery.
Move levers, depress foot pedals, and turn dials to operate power machinery, such as power shovels, stripping shovels, scraper loaders, or backhoes.
Set up or inspect equipment prior to operation.
Become familiar with digging plans, machine capabilities and limitations, and with efficient and safe digging procedures in a given application.
Observe hand signals, grade stakes, or other markings when operating machines so that work can be performed to specifications.
Operate machinery to perform activities such as backfilling excavations, vibrating or breaking rock or concrete, digging sewer line or making roads.
Receive written or oral instructions regarding material movement or excavation.
Move materials over short distances, such as around a construction site.
May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, clean up rubble and debris and remove waste materials.
Read grades, lift and carry objects & materials of various weights.
Help maintain equipment by keeping it clean and in proper working order. Report any damaged or unsafe equipment to foreman immediately.
Lubricate, adjust, or repair machinery and replace parts, such as gears, bearings, or bucket teeth.
Handle slides, mud, or pit cleanings or maintenance.
Direct workers engaged in placing blocks or outriggers to prevent capsizing of machines when lifting heavy loads.
Measure and verify levels of rock or gravel, bases, or other excavated material. .
Direct ground workers engaged in activities such as moving stakes or markers, or changing positions of towers.
Adjust dig face angles for varying overburden depths and set lengths.
Drive machines to work sites.
Perform manual labor to prepare or finish sites, such as shoveling materials by hand.
Know and follow all company safety policies as well as OSHA, MIOSHA, MSHA, and ANSI regulations.
Practice safety at all times including driving of company vehicles or use of equipment. Use PPE while on jobsite e.g. hard hat safety glasses, ear protection, high visibility vest, steel toe boots, pants, and gloves.
Take initiative and anticipate what needs to be done.
Work in conjunction and as a team with your crew.
May assist other craft workers.
Other duties as assigned
"The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the position."
QUALIFICATIONS:
Valid license, CDL preferred or the ability to obtain within one year
High School Diploma or GED preferred
Clean driving record for past 5 years
Ability to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen
Previous experience as an operator required with the ability to demonstrate skill in operating: excavator, loader and dozer
Ability to read stakes and grades
Ability to read and understand blueprints and drawings
Competent in construction math
Ability to complete tasks like handling power tools, running heavy equipment, raking and shoveling as needed.
Ability and willingness to learn and understand your role on the team.
Ability to work long hours and perform repetitive lifting, carrying, climbing, and walking. Repetitive lifting could be 40 or more pounds at any one time.
Ability to work long hours and 5-6 days a week in all environmental conditions.
Good work ethic, punctuality and alertness.
Mechanical -- Knowledge of equipment, machines and tools including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Building and Construction-- Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
Ability to follow all company, DOT, OSHA, and MiOSHA safety rules.
Compensation:
A competitive hourly rate and full benefits package is available.Benefits Package:
Company supported wellness program
Medical/Dental Insurance coverage, no cost, if participating in the wellness program and wellness eligible.
Vision Insurance
401K with employer match of contribution (50% on the first 10% of employee contribution)
Company provided safety, skill development and leadership training opportunities
Paid Time Off after 1 year of service
Paid Holidays
Life Insurance-company provided



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