Heavy Equipment Operator / Dozer / Excavator Operator

New Orleans, LA

Posted: 06/06/2024 Employment Type: Construction Job Category: Heavy Civil Constuction Pay Rate: $21-$26/hour

Job Description

Job description

The primary role of a Heavy Equipment Operator is to safely and efficiently operate the following types of heavy machinery:

Skid Steers
Front-end loaders

Ideal Candidate is experienced, competent, and proficient in the following:

Digging utilities
Shaping levees
Operating machinery around ground personnel
Operating machinery in tight areas


Grade areas (Blue Top / Finish grade) without GPS
Excavate, distribute, and level material, earth, or terrain.
Material Handling
Defensive driving/operating:

  • Plan ahead
  • Constantly monitor operations and scan surroundings
  • Protect yourself and others
  • Eliminate distractions
  • Anticipate, recognize, and avoid potential hazards/obstructions such as:

---- workers
---- underground and overhead utilities
---- other equipment or vehicles
---- falling objects

  • Halt operations until hazard is mitigated

Knowledgeable of and compliant with:

  • Company policies and procedures
  • OSHA safety rules and regulations
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Hazard Communication Program

Daily responsibilities:

  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Equipment inspections and damage reporting
  • Greasing
  • Fueling
  • Attend jobsite safety meetings

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $21.00 - $26.00 per hour


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: In person


Job Requirements


Must be at least 18 years old
Team player with a positive attitude
Pass Pre-employment Assessments (includes BGC, drug test, & physical)
Punctual and reliable
Must have the following:

  • driver’s license
  • TWIC card
  • steel toe work boots
  • reliable transportation
  • ability to work in all weather
  • the physical ability to complete strenuous tasks and walk on uneven surface


  • Heavy equipment operation: 3 years (Required)



  • CDL (Preferred)
  • TWIC Card (Required)




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