Utilities - Heavy Equipment Operator - Front End Loader

Kernersville, NC posted on October 23

Operating since 1983, Smith-Rowe has grown from one-crew into a multifaceted team. Our services range from civil infrastructure projects in highway construction such as bridge demolition and bridge construction to grading, utilities, retaining and sound walls, signage, rock crushing, and logging.

Our company stands on the basic values of integrity, honesty, honor, commitment, and respect for our customers and our employees.   We offer a great benefits package, so if you are a hardworking, skilled individual and you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, you will fit right in!

Position Overview:  The position of a Front End Loader Operator will run a front end rubber tier tractor tire type vehicle to scoop, lift, and transport bulk materials from one place to another.  This position will also perform manual labor to assist crew members in day to day physical activities.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

•Operates straight articulated rubber-tired tractor-type vehicle equipped with front-end mounted hydraulically powered bucket or scoop to lift and transport bulk materials from one place to another.
•Performs routine maintenance on loader, such as lubricating, fueling, and cleaning.
•Performs manual labor such as laying pipe into a ditch, shoveling dirt, and sewing grass.

Education and/or Experience:

•High School or equivalent
•Experience in Utilities and sewer, preferred

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations

•Possession of a valid driver’s license, preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

•Must have hand eye coordination
•Able to read and comprehend instruction, short correspondence, and memos. 
•Able to effectively communicate information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and employees.
•Ability to apply common sense understanding in order to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 
•Ability to deal with problems/issues involving several concrete variable in standardized situations.
•Experienced working around heavy construction equipment.
•Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively.
•Able to multiple task simultaneously
•Able to communicate to crew members in a professional and effective manner.
•Able to provide effective feedback to team members.
•Team Oriented
•Safety Oriented
•Customer Oriented
•Must be 18 years of age
•Must be able to pass a pre-employment and random drug screen

Physical Demands:

•Moves levers to lower and tilt bucket and drives front-end loader forward to force bucket
•Extensive physical activity performing strenuous daily activities of a primarily productive/technical nature.  Includes standing and sitting for extended periods of time, stooping, bending and crouching.
•Able to walk on uneven surfaces, including natural ground in varying weather conditions.
•Capable of lifting up to 70 pounds.
•Visual accuracy under varying degrees of light, darkness, and weather conditions in order to provide safe directions for operators of heavy equipment and other employees.
•Able to climb on and off heavy mobile equipment, and in and out of excavations and up to 20 feet in height
•Able to work overtime and weekends, if necessary
•Able to travel when required.
•Requires working from heights

Environmental Working Conditions

•Outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions (i.e., rain, sun, snow, wind, etc.) 
•Noise level in the work environment is loud.
•Exposure to dust, grease, gasoline, diesel fuel, concrete, and other environmental factors of a construction job site.
•Work is performed near heavy equipment and moving machinery.

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Paid Employee Medical Insurance Premiums
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Short Term Disability
  • Accident Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Vacation
  • Holidays