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Heavy Equipment Operator

Government and Military

Engineering Equipment Operator


East Peoria, Illinois, United States

Amentum is seeking Heavy Equipment Operators to work on an as-needed casual status basis in East Peoria, IL.

Work schedule may include any shift and any day of the week, based on business demand and weather conditions. Candidates must be flexible. Individuals hired into these positions work on a “casual status” basis, which does not guarantee a minimum number of work hours and provides only limited medical benefits. These positions can lead to full time permanent positions as they become available within the organization.

Qualified applicants must demonstrate ability to operate site-specific equipment during the interview process.


  • Proficiently and safely operate excavators, motor graders, wheel loaders, and track type tractors.
  • Perform Endurance Testing and/or earthmoving projects using detailed instructions.
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor.

Minimum Requirements:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to work in the U.S. without sponsorship/work authorization.
  • Three years of experience operating heavy equipment.
  • Must demonstrate ability to operate site-specific equipment during the interview process.
  • Must have ability to obtain security badge at client facility.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires the ability to regularly lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Requires the ability to regularly climb extension ladders, roof ladder, stepladders, and stairs at least 10 times during shift.
  • Requires the ability/flexibility to repetitively bend/stoop, squat, kneel, stretch/reach, move in a 90-degree fashion for shift.
  • Some tasks will require repetitive wrist movement.
  • Ability to walk extensively throughout the plant during shift.
  • Requires the use of a Company/Client approved utility knife.
  • Ability to differentiate colors pertaining to wire color-coding.
  • Ability to interact with all clients in a professional and friendly manner despite periods of stress.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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