Summary: Primarily responsible for operating heavy equipment safely, productively and efficiently. This job could require pushing, compacting, grading, loading or hauling waste or dirt and could require working alone or teaming with other Heavy equipment. This job could also require operating around Customer trucks and Customers at the working area.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.
• On Call availability for scheduled rotation and emergencies
• Proficiently operate any or all of our core equipment, which includes Dozers, Compactors, Excavators, Articulated Trucks, Loaders and Graders to remove, package, store, or transport loads of waste materials.
• Comply with the Operations & Maintenance Guide for our core and secondary Heavy Equipment.
• Perform a daily heavy equipment walk-around inspection and preventive maintenance responsibilities
• Identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, or contaminated soil.
• Ability to read and understand OSHA safety regulations and perform all tasks safely.
• Maintain up to date training and education for licenses, permits and regulatory information specific to responsibilities
• Comply with prescribed safety procedures or federal laws regulating waste disposal methods.
• Record numbers of containers stored at disposal sites, specifying amounts or types of equipment or waste disposed.
• Clean contaminated equipment or areas for re-use, using detergents or solvents, sandblasters, filter pumps, or steam cleaners.
• Assist in creating containment areas prior to beginning abatement or decontamination work.
• At least 18 years old.
• Valid unrestricted drivers’ license with an excellent driving record within company standards, Class A or B CDL preferred.
• The ability to work weekends and extended hours as needed.
• The ability to travel and work at remote sites as needed.
• Basic math, mechanical, teamwork and troubleshooting skills are required.
• Must pass fit for duty physical, drug and alcohol screening, and detailed background check
• High School diploma or equivalent
• Successful completion of safety, mechanical, Hazmat, equipment and/or equivalent training
• Prior construction experience helpful, but not required
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk up and down slopes or uneven terrain, stand, lift, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required
to sit; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; bend with legs and reach with hands and arms.
• The employee must lift and carry equipment weighing up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
• The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The work is primarily performed in the field, outdoors in the heat or cold for 8-12 hours per day. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.
• To reduce exposure to harmful materials, workers often wear coveralls, gloves, shoe covers, safety glasses, or goggles. Some must wear fully enclosed protective suits for several hours at a time; these suits may be hot and uncomfortable and may cause the workers who wear them to experience claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces). In extremely toxic cleanups, hazmat workers are required to wear respirators or personal air monitors.
• The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.