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Equipment Operator, Heavy

Government and Military

Engineering Equipment Operator


Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Under indirect supervision of the Site Superintendent and/or a HEO-Lead, exercises independent judgment to accomplish assigned tasks. Operates heavy equipment such as cranes, motor graders, heavy loaders, carryalls, bulldozers, rollers, scrapers, and large industrial tractors with pan or scraper 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. May grease, adjust and make emergency repairs to equipment.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ensures work accomplished is in compliance with government regulations and all building codes, provides material requirement listing for work in government acceptable format.

  • Ability to maintain required readings, records and documentation, operates equipment and machinery related to HEO’s duties and responsibilities in pavements and grounds operation to include crushers and chip spreaders.

  • Must be able to research and identify road surface requirements and calculate material requirements for road preservation.

  • Must be able to provide leadership to independent work groups for the accomplishment of assigned tasks.

  • Must be able to ensure quality control standards are maintained on all work performed.

  • Ensures that safe work practices and procedures are accomplished both in independent and small work groups.

  • Must possess the ability to operate general and special purpose vehicles.

  • Must possess the ability to plan and lay out work from blue prints, drawings, models, schematics, or verbal instructions using a variety of measuring instruments and making standard shop computations relating to dimensions of work.

  • Perform related duties as required and assigned by the site Superintendent or the HEO-Lead and perform other duties and assignments as assigned.

Minimum Position Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Prefer at least 4 years of experience as a heavy equipment operator acquired through training and or experience under a formal apprenticeship program or equivalent or must be able to pass a practical skills test administered in a variety of equipment to include but not limited to a backhoe, bulldozer, scraper, road grader and front-end loader.

  • Must be able to satisfactorily answer a variety of interview questions.

  • Must possess a valid Nevada Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Government security clearance. Note: US citizenship is required to obtain a US Government security clearance.

  • Ability to use good judgment and common sense when performing job functions, ability to follow written and verbal instructions, ability to be punctual, and possess patience to work under stressful conditions.

  • Ability to identify areas requiring immediate attention and the use of practical skill to solve problems.

  • Fluent in English as exemplified in writing and in verbal skills.

  • Must be able to work independently and as a team member.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Mental Demands:

Job assignments will involve the conduct of work in out-of-doors areas with exposure to extreme climatic conditions. Work will require lifting up to 50 lbs., stooping, climbing, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, and working with or in areas where a potential accident could exist or exposure to physical, chemical or biological agents. Employee use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is required in certain areas. Such PPE includes but is not limited to head, foot, hand, torso, respiratory, vision, and hearing protective devices. Must comply with OSHA, EPA, Fire and Safety Regulations and published company work rules. Individual may be required to execute temporary duty travel as required. Must be able to interact well with fellow employees. May be required to work different/varying shifts.

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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