Equipment Operator

Equipment Operator Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Equipment Operator to join our team.


  • Responsible for safe slopes on excavations and proper barricading;
  • Keep time and material records;
  • Knowledge of weight requirements of loads leaving the pit;
  • Locate utilities and other buried lines prior to digging;
  • Flagging / Directing traffic as it comes through;
  • Perform daily pre-and-post inspections with appropriate documentation in compliance with company policies;
  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required;
  • Strong knowledge of tying & specific uses of tree-industry knots;
  • Assuring that all lines are kept clear at all times;
  • Keeping tools in the staging area and safe zone;
  • Knowledge of stump grinder and chipper maintenance;
  • Being a reliable member of the team responsive to visual cues and hand signals from the Climber and acting promptly with ground support;
  • General knowledge of crane operations;
  • Must be able to estimate load size for a vehicle and not over or under load a truck;
  • Remove empty skids from the warehouse.


  • Valid driver’s license;
  • At least 1 year of work experience. Preferably in a blue collar type position where you utilize customer service skills;
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence;
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions;
  • Must pass pre-employment physical and drug screen;
  • Experience driving a vacuum truck, forklift, dozer, excavator preferred;
  • Education from a technical school in a related field preferred (welding, electrical, maintenance etc.) preferred;
  • Knowledge and experience with safety regulations, i.e. OSHA, MSHA, as they apply to the operation a plus but not required;
  • Experience operating a loader required, experience operating a skid steer, dozer, excavator, and/or haul truck highly preferred;
  • High school graduate or GED certificate preferred;
  • Able to work for extended periods in various locations, when required;
  • Ability to operate equipment safely and efficiently under a variety of working conditions;
  • Must possess valid DOT medical card;
  • A valid Commercial Driver’s License is preferred but not required;
  • Ability to fuel, oil, grease and otherwise service, repair and make normal operating adjustments to equipment during a scheduled workday.