Excavator, Loaders, Heavy Haulers, Backhoes, and Dozer Operators

Sturgeon Services Int'l   San Luis Obispo, CA   Full-time     Heavy Equipment Operator
Posted on March 15, 2023

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Excavator, Loaders, Heavy Haulers, Backhoes, and Dozer Operators

in the San Luis Obispo/ Monterey County.

 Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience. Oil and gas experience is a plus!

Essential Functions:
Primary responsibility is to operate and maintain heavy equipment so as to complete specific design earth works projects safely and efficiently.

Job Description:
* Have appropriate license and certifications to operate the equipment being used
* Be on time and prepared for work every day including proper PPE
* Prepare Pre-trip vehicle inspection and complete prior to leaving the yard including checking all fluids, tires, lights and all signals as listed on pre-trip
* Fully understand the Piece of Equipment
* Develop JSA for job
* Participate in developing JSA on job sites when working on location with crews
* Help to identify hazards on jobsite
* Participate in safe work, behavioral safety audits and near hits
* Be aware of the dangers associated with hazardous atmospheres
* Gather appropriate job permits
* Fill out permits correctly and have the appropriate information and signatures for the specific job
* Perform tasks assigned by Crew Lead or Foreman
* Operate Equipment in a safe and efficient manner
* Load and Unload material
* Digging and back filling various types of ditches and trenches
* Shoot elevations with eye level
* Perform weekly tool audits
* Ensure compliance of equipment (vehicle registration / fire extinguisher)
* Develop a general knowledge of SSI SOP’s and frequently refer to SOP manual
* Follow all SSI and customer Policies and Procedures
* Other duties may be assigned.

* 2 year experience minimum (Prefer 3-5 Years’ experience)
* Behavior Based Safety observer trained
* Ability to communicate with employees and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner
* Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
* Knowledge of Lock Out / Tag Out process
* Ability to read and write in English
* Ability to work with pipe and hand wrenches, hammers, shovels and gas monitors
* Ability to operate various types of equipment controls (Case, John Deer, CAT, etc.)

Physical requirements
Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work in harsh weather for long periods of time. Depending on the phase of the job, all personnel are required to work in conditions where physical demands can consist of placing one’s body in various positions to inspect and accomplish certain tasks such as:
* Sitting
* Standing
* Squatting
* Raising and lowering objects from one level to another
* Carrying objects, holding in hands or arms or on the shoulder
* Grasping objects with the use of fingers, palm and wrists to hold and/or manipulate objects (hammers, saws, pencils, pens, etc.)
* Pulling ie. Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves toward the force (includes jerking)
* Pushing ic. Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force (includes slapping, striking, kicking and treadle actions)
* Bending at the waist, stooping, working in a supine position, twisting seated or standing
*Some of these physical requirements will range from seldom, frequent to constant depending on the task.