Overland Contracting, Inc. Operator Equipment - Heavy in Emporia, Virginia
Operator Equipment - Heavy
Overland Contracting Inc. (OCI), a Black & Veatch company, provides construction services in the open/merit shop arena. Since 1996, OCI has been an industry leader in building vital infrastructure and provides a comprehensive range of construction services in the areas of power generation, power delivery, telecommunications, and water. Tailored to fit our clients' project-specific needs, services are available through direct hire or subcontract options utilizing open or merit shop labor in support of EPC projects, as well as construction-only work for the water, energy and telecommunications markets.
Operate one or several types of power construction equipment (i.e. track loader, dozer, backhoe, excavator, scraper, grader, side boom, boring machine, RT Extended boom forklift, etc.); to excavate, move and/or grade material.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Operate gasoline, diesel, pneumatic or electric powered equipment to move objects or material according to project specifications. Assemble and operate compressors and pumps; operate levers and pedals on assigned equipment to lower bucket or scoop up material and to lift, swing, or dump material; adjust hand wheels and depress foot pedals to drive machines and control attachments, such as blades, buckets, scrapers and swing booms. Perform light maintenance duties such as cleaning, greasing and oiling machines. Document maintenance logs on assigned equipment. Perform daily inspections of equipment and document results on daily log. • Coordinate machine actions with other activities, positioning or moving loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members. Load and move dirt, rocks, equipment, or other materials, using trucks, crawler tractors, shovels, graders, or related equipment. Check fuel supplies at sites to ensure adequate availability. Drive and maneuver equipment equipped with blades in successive passes over working areas to remove topsoil, vegetation, or rocks or to distribute and level earth or terrain. •Calculate slopes and grades of materials. Have a working knowledge of Trenching and excavating requirements and regulations. • Take actions to avoid potential hazards or obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers, or falling objects. Locate underground services, such as pipes or wires, prior to beginning work.Understand and implement Red Tag procedures relating to equipment in a safe manner. • Must have in his/her possession an OCI Equipment Qualification card endorsing the unit being operated. • Follow Load capacity charts and assure proper equipment support based on equipment capacity and type. • Observe the travel of all loads and take appropriate action to avoid injury to personnel or damage to property. • Participate in all safety related processes and programs as requested. Engage with your work team to ensure we achieve zero injuries. Understand that no job is so important that your safety and that of your crew will be compromised. Watch for hazards and report any concerns to your supervisor or safety professional. If needed, use your stop work authority until the issue is resolved. • Participate in all pre-job work planning and safety discussions. Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective action to eliminate and/or mitigate hazards. • Understand and respond appropriately to all safety hazards and warning devices (i.e. back-up alarms, smell of smoke, different colored warning tags, warning sirens). • Use effective verbal and written communication skills. Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions rapidly and accurately. • Provide on-the-job training and/or mentoring to helpers and laborers you are working with. • Produce quality work, meeting requirements of plans, specifications and industry standards. • Read, understand and apply Operating Manuals, plans and specifications and visualize two-dimensional drawings in three dimensions. Accurately fill out OCI’s equipment and maintenance records and reports on a regular basis as required. • With regard to that portion of the work assigned, develop complete understanding of contract plans and specifications. • Inspect subordinates work for compliance with the, contract plans, specifications, and industry standards. Point out deficiencies, explain them, and take corrective action needed. • Observe functioning of installed equipment or systems to determine hazards and need for adjustments, relocation, or replacement. Notify supervision of any hazards observed and utilize safety stop work authority as needed. • Ensure that construction equipment is correctly operated, maintained, in good working order, and Daily Equipment Inspections are completed for equipment being used.
Multiple years of working experience as a heavy equipment operator and a strong working knowledge of the operating and rigging crafts is required. Must have working knowledge of the operating limitations and safe work practices associated with each piece of equipment being operated. A copy of the executed Medical Examiner's Certificate must be on file before any operation begins. Commercial driver's license is required when the equipment will be operated on public roads. Must be at least 18 years of age. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
NCCER Heavy Equipment Operations NCCER Highway / Heavy Construction NCCER Rigger NCCER Site Layout
Overland Contracting Inc. (OCI), a Black and Veatch subsidiary, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. OCI does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.