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Heavy Equipment Operator (Vehicle Storage)

Equipment/Technology Specialist

Equipment and Facilities Specialist


Colorado Springs, Colorado, 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:

The Heavy Equipment Operator operates heavy equipment such as RT 240 Kalmar or RTCHs, forklifts, tractor/trailers and various types of military equipment/vehicles. Equipment is used to load/unload, transport or relocate military equipment/vehicles/cargo for/from multiple forms of transport (i.e. rail, truck/trailer, etc.). Heavy Equipment Operator may read and interpret grade and slope signs, may grease, adjust and make emergency repairs to equipment.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Keeps the Heavy Equipment operator lead and/or Transportation Manager updated on missions and equipment status, etc.
  • Unloads vehicles and equipment from commercial carriers in a timely manner so as to avoid detention charges. Loads and unloads conveyances with or without helpers, and moves freight by forklift, handcart, or other manual equipment.
  • Receives turn-in vehicles from customer units in accordance with wheeled and tracked vehicle turn-in instructions IAW External SOP.
  • May perform a variety of warehousing duties which require an understanding of the establishment's storage plan. Work involves most of the following: Verifying materials (or merchandise) against receiving documents, noting and reporting discrepancies and obvious damages; routing materials to prescribed storage locations; storing, stacking, or palletizing materials in accordance with prescribed storage methods; rearranging and taking inventory of stored materials; examining stored materials and reporting deterioration and damage; removing material from storage and preparing it for shipment.
  • Unloads and stores vehicles, containers and equipment marked for units when the unit is not available to receive the equipment due to training, deployment, or other operational reasons. (Unloading at the railhead may include removing chains and dunnage before vehicle/equipment can be moved.).
  • Prepares vehicles for operation by performing pre-trip inspections that include, but are not limited to, battery hookup, fueling, unmasking exhausts, air intakes and glass areas, checking for proper fluid and fluid levels and tire pressure.
  • May operate Non-tactical and Tactical military equipment: Commercial vehicles less than 2 ½ Ton; Tactical vehicle 5 Ton and larger or transport of hazardous material Tracked vehicles; Forklifts, Rough Terrain Container Handler (RTCH), or other Material Handling Equipment (MHE). May grease, adjust and make emergency repairs to equipment.
  • Operates vehicles for the purpose of transporting Government property to storage locations, maintenance facilities, DLA-DS, reclamation, and disposal areas.
  • Conforms to all installation and State rules and regulations and ensures that seatbelts are worn in vehicles so equipped and use PPE as required.
  • Maintains mileage, tonnage, and movement records as input to weekly and monthly activity reports.
  • Performs warehouse worker duties as directed by the supervisor.
  • Performs preventive maintenance in accordance with vehicle requirements and established procedures.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • No specific educational requirements. Must be knowledgeable of local and Fort Carson driving laws and safety rules.
  • Must have one-year experience in operating commercial vehicles is required to drive a 5-Ton or larger equipment /vehicles with hazardous material.
  • Experience operating the RT 240 Kalmar/ RTCH’s and 36K forklift. Knowledge in warehouse storage operations a plus.
  • Class A CDL and a current Medical Certification preferred but not mandatory.
  • Must possess and continuously maintain a current State of Colorado Driver’s License prior to start date or by 30 days after employment.
  • Material & equipment directly used:
  • Non-tactical and Tactical military equipment: commercial vehicle less than 2 ½ Ton; Tactical vehicle 5 Ton and larger for transport of hazardous material Tracked vehicles; Forklifts, Rough Terrain Container Handler (RTCH) and other Material Handling Equipment (MHE).

Physical Demands & Working Environment:

  • Work is generally conducted in an outdoor or warehouse environment. Duties may involve the conduct of work in outside areas with a potential exposure to extreme climatic conditions (Hot, Cold, Wind, Rain) etc: Work may require lifting up to 50 lbs.; stooping; climbing; prolonged standing; prolonged sitting. Employee’s use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required in certain areas.

Posted Salary Range


Benefits Information

SCA - The company offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and a range of other voluntary benefits. Vacation, holiday and sick Leave offered will be as defined under the DOL's Wage Determination.

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: Transportation, Logistics & Cargo Handlers

Travel: None

Organization: AFO - Akima Facilities Operations

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-11199