Heavy Equipment Operator

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Job Summary: Responsible for preparing organic mixes using a heavy equipment loader, pushes piles to ensure segregation of materials and places material in the shakers to ensure the machines have a continuous flow of material.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to operate and maintain heavy equipment (loader/dozer).
  • Ability to maintain stockpile slopes to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Ability to sit in a loader for many hours in a dusty, hot environment.
  • Ability to climb into and out of equipment repeatedly- Knowledge of safe practice and procedures.
  • Ability to read English and/or follow instructions, and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work in a dusty environment, hot/cold/rainy weather.
  • Willingness to work mandatory overtime, including weekends and holidays.

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares organic mixes by using the Bill of Materials to ensure the correct ingredients are used in the correct proportions.
  • Supplies the line with a continuous supply of material.
  • Pushes piles to ensure setbacks, pile height and stockpile shaping meets the criteria set by the Department of Environmental Health Services.
  • Performs a safety and equipment check before each use of the loader.
  • Receives load tickets from haulers, ensures accuracy, signs, accumulate until the end of the day and forwards the tickets in a neat and clean appearance to the office personnel for inventory entry.
  • Pumps diesel fuel into the loader by an electrical pump and ensures all safety practices are used to prevent injury.
  • Monitors the stock piles for excessive heat, turns stockpiles and ensures the proper amount of water is used to prepare the stockpile for production use.
  • Meets quality and quantity standards.
  • Performs the proper operation and minor maintenance of equipment.
  • Accurately verifies quantity of material.

Pay Rate: Based on Experience

Position: Fulltime Temporary/Temporary to High

Location: Waverly, Virginia

Job Locations: Waverly Virginia

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