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Operator-Trackhoe-Pipe Division: Orange Beach, AL

Company: Hemphill Construction Company
Location: Orange Beach
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

General Summary of the Position:

Responsible for operating a track hoe to excavate trenches, pull trench boxes, back fill, and load materials in a variety of heavy construction operations. When not operating track hoe, may also operate other construction equipment and perform general labor tasks as required.

Essential Functions:

(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is illustrative ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all duties that may be assigned.)

  • Operate a track hoe to excavate trenches, pull trench boxes and grade in heavy construction operations.
  • Work cooperatively with the crew to accomplish tasks.
  • Maintain tools and equipment so that they are kept in good working order and are safe for use.
  • Participate in training and other forms of development to strengthen technical, safety and other skills.
  • Operate other construction equipment as required.
  • Consistently monitor and maintain compliance with all safety policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment to include equipment operated.
  • Perform a variety of general labor tasks as required for the job.
  • Trains and mentors other workers on operating equipment, safety requirements and other construction processes.
  • Perform daily routine maintenance on machine including lubrication and monitor needed repairs/service requirements.
  • Other duties as required.
    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Thorough knowledge in the proper use of track hoes and related materials and supplies used in heavy construction work.
    • Thorough knowledge of applicable safety precautions.
    • Ability to work under general supervision according to work schedule.
    • Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.
    • Effective communication skills to coordinate workflow with other crew members.
      Required Education, Training and Experience:
      • Must have at previous experience operating a track hoe (depending upon level of operator)
      • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) strongly preferred.
      • Valid appropriate state driver's license (general operator license) required; Class A or B CDL strongly preferred.
      • OSHA 10 Certification preferred.
        Work Environment:
        • Regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust and asphalt.
        • Must be able to lift, push, pull or carry objects, use abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue and to effectively jump, sprint or throw an object.
        • Requires good manual dexterity (hand, hand with arm, two hands) and multi-limb coordination.
        • Noise level is generally loud.
        • Excellent stamina is required.
          Experience Levels:
          • Level C - Entry level operator with 1-2 years' track hoe operation experience; may perform operations such as back filling, basic trench digging, loading trucks, rough grading, etc.
          • Level B - Mid level operator with 3-5 years' track hoe operation experience; may perform more complex digging operations such as work around existing utilities, finish grade, able to dig in boxes up to 10', pull trench boxes familiar with benching & sloping.
          • Level A - Senior level operator with 5+ year's track hoe operation experience; may perform very complex digging operations to include digging around existing utilities, finish grade, dig in trench boxes at all depths, blue top finish, benching, sloping, etc. This level is typically viewed as a production operator and will know soil classifications and determining appropriate digging techniques for each classification.

Keywords: Hemphill Construction Company, Pensacola , Operator-Trackhoe-Pipe Division: Orange Beach, AL, Other , Orange Beach, Florida

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