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Heavy Equipment Operator

Equipment/Technology Specialist

Equipment and Facilities Specialist


Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, United States


Work Where it Matters

Akima Facilities Operations (AFO), an Akima company, is not just another federal facilities contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At AFO, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , AFO provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , AFO sustains mission readiness and ensures quality of life by maintaining high value assets and operations at peak performance and successfully manages these operations through accurately forecasting, managing, and aggressively controlling costs.

As an AFO employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

AFO is looking for a Heavy Equipment Operator to wo rk in our Huntsville, AL location on Redstone Arsenal. To join our team of outstanding professionals, apply today!

  • The Heavy Equipment Operator operates heavy equipment such as cranes, clamshells, power shovels, motor graders, heavy loaders, carryalls, bulldozers, rollers, scrapers, and large industrial tractors with pan or scrapper attachments. Equipment is used to excavate, load, or move dirt, gravel, or other materials.
  • Operator may read and interpret grade and slope stakes and simple plans, and may grease, adjust and make emergency repairs toequipment.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Operates backhoe, mayoperateother equipment as needed.
  • Uses equipment to excavate, load, or move dirt, gravel, or other materials.
  • Operators may read and interpret grade and slope stakes and simple plans, and may grease,adjustand make emergency repairs to equipment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of backhoe operation experience. 
  • Ability to pass Pre-Employment Drug Test and Background Screening.
  • Ability to receive a favorable TIER-1 investigation result and obtain a CAC.
  • High School Diploma / GED. 
  • Knowledgeable in U.S. Army maintenance procedures
  • Work environment includes periodic overtime, exposure to heat, dust, cold, and inclement weather conditions.

Desired Qualifications:   

  • OSHA safety trainingpertaining tobackhoeoperation

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Installation, Maintenance & Repair

Travel: None

Organization: AFO - Akima Facilities Operations

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-9049