Excavator Operator

Lancaster, Monroe, Pageland
Posted 10 months ago

Job Title: Excavator Operator

Location: Monroe, North Carolina; Lancaster, South Carolina; Pageland, South Carolina

Reports to: Job Foreman

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Summary: Operates an excavator to perform various types of work such as loading material, excavate, move and grade the earth, pavement and erect structures, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as requested by their supervisor.

  • Fasten attachments to the tractor with clevis or wedge pin hitches. Learn and follow safety regulations. 
  • Take actions to avoid potential hazards or obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers, or falling objects. 
  • Load and move dirt, rocks, equipment, or other materials. 
  • Start engines, move throttles, switches, or levers, or depress pedals to operate machines, such as trackhoes or backhoes. 
  • 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. 
  • Coordinate machine actions with other activities, positioning or moving loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members. 
  • Align machines, cutterheads, or depth gauge makers with reference stakes and guidelines or ground or position equipment, following hand signals of other workers. 
  • Adjust handwheels and depress pedals to control attachments, such as blades, buckets, scrapers, or swing booms. 
  • Operate loaders to pull out stumps, rip asphalt or concrete, rough-grade properties, bury refuse, or perform general cleanup. 
  • Check fuel supplies at sites to ensure adequate availability. 
  • Locate underground services, such as pipes or wires, prior to beginning work. 
  • Repair and maintain equipment, making emergency adjustments or assisting with major repairs as necessary. 
  • Monitor operations to ensure that health and safety standards are met. 
  • Keep records of material or equipment usage or problems encountered
  • Clean up piles of asphalt, concrete, or spoils in an expedient manner to facilitate crew 

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