Position Description

Equipment Operator/GPS Gradesetter
Location 420 Construction-Monterey Bay, South Bay, North & East Bay Areas
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Construction Division

Job Responsibilities
Operate a variety of construction heavy equipment used for paving, grading, underground utilities, and concrete structures work. This position requires a willingness to work in a field (job-site) environment with exposure to rain, dust, mud, heat, sun, cold, noise, and other conditions common to a construction site. Work cooperatively as a member of the team in providing quality products and customer service. Work safety at all times. 

•    Operate heavy equipment such as (but not limited to) excavator, backhoe, motor grader, loader, scraper, dozer, or roller. 
•    Grade Setters perform GPS grade layout and stake setting/checking. 
•    Work safely at all times and follow proper safety and incident reporting procedures
•    Operate equipment safely and efficiently to correct grade elevation and meet production goals.
•    Walk job site, check ground conditions.
•    Inspect equipment prior to and after each work day.
•    Judge safety proximity to all traffic/equipment in the area.

Skills and Abilities:
•    Operate equipment using foot, hand, eye coordination 
•    Able to climb on/off heavy equipment 
•    Ability to sit in/on equipment for long periods of time; twisting in seat to view jobsite conditions
•    Good communication skills to work effectively with co-workers and supervisors.
•    Ability to read plans; use metric and engineer scales; understand and use Caltrans survey method
•    Use GPS systems for grade setting 
•    Drive a company pick-up truck on job site or to get tools/equipment for the job.
•    Minimum of 3 years heavy equipment operator experience (or current Apprentice).

Other Requirements:
•    All applicants must have a valid CA driver’s license (or ability to obtain one prior to employment) and a clean driving record.
•    Ability to work at job sites located at various geographic locations.  
•    This position is covered under the Construction Master Agreement with the Operating Engineers Local 3 and is subject to Job Placement Regulations.


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