Heavy Equipment Operator - Dozer Operator

Covington, LA 70433

Posted: 04/25/2024 Employment Type: Construction Job Category: Commercial Construction Pay Rate: $21.00 – $23 hr for light operator $24-$28/hr on Heavy equipment . (Heavy operators can perform on all equipment including dozer and excavator, GPS and freehand.)

Job Description

Summary of Responsibilities:

The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for operating heavy equipment in a safe, appropriate, efficient and productive manner. Heavy equipment may include trucks, front end loaders, excavators, dozers, graders, compactors, skid steers and other pieces of equipment. The Operator must also inspect, clean, maintain and secure all assigned equipment.

Locations: All candidates should be available to work in all of the following locations:

Covington, New Orleans and Baton Rouge

Currently Seeking: Finish grade Dozer Operators that have underground utilities experience with Excavators

Schedule: Monday - Friday , generally 7am start time, 8-10 hour days and work on weekends as needed.

These are temporary to permanent positions, you will work through Cabildo Staffing prior to being hired on by the client directly. Once hired the client offers benefits such as Insurance benefits along with PTO, dental, medical, LTD and more


Pay Offer Breakdown:

$21.00 – $23 hr for light operator

$24-$28/hr on Heavy equipment . (Heavy operators can perform on all equipment including dozer and excavator, GPS and freehand.)


  • Operates heavy equipment in an safe, efficient and productive manner to ensure project goals are met
  • Operates various pieces of equipment during the execution of heavy construction, including trucks, front end loaders, excavators, dozers, graders, compactors, and skid steers
  • Performs various project specific tasks daily including excavating, back filling, grading, fine grading, sloping, benching, material loading, demolishing, ditching, and stockpiling
  • Achieves proper excavation depths and dimensions for earthwork and utilities as specified by construction drawings, sketches, grade markers, and/or verbal instructions
  • Performs backfilling and grading operations to specified grades and dimensions
  • Properly loads, in a safe and balanced manner, flatbed trucks, dump trucks, and other hauling units with excavated soils, demolition debris and other building materials such as stone, sand, aggregate or asphalt
  • Performs all duties as requested daily, including operating various pieces of equipment and other typical construction site activities
  • Maintains equipment and tools to ensure long lasting use
  • Performs preventative maintenance such as general equipment cleaning, checking fluid levels, lubrication, maintaining tire pressure, and changing implements or attachments
  • Maintains clean equipment, removing trash, debris, and other material in or on equipment daily
  • Performs equipment inspections daily and properly completes equipment inspection reports
  • Performs other jobsite cleanup duties as assigned by supervisor, specifically cleanup and organization that is required to be completed with the use of heavy equipment
  • Complies with all safety requirements, including company, OSHA and other applicable safety standards to minimize the risk of injury, property damage, or loss of life
  • Follows proper protocols and instructions to ensure the safe operation of equipment including the use of verbal communication, hand signals, spotters, and flaggers



Job Type: Full-time



  • 8 hour shift


Work Location: In person

Job Requirements


Education and/or Experience:

Minimum 3 to 5years experience involving the use of medium to heavy equipment. Valid CDL License.

Prescreen Requirements:

Pre-employment drug screen (paid & scheduled by Cabildo Staffing)

Pre-employment criminal background check (paid and scheduled by Cabildo Staffing)

Pre-employment physical (paid and scheduled by Cabildo Staffing)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expert knowledge of light and heavy equipment operation and maintenance
  • A working knowledge of heavy construction and the various techniques used to complete underground utilities, concrete paving, earthwork, and demolition work
  • Ability to operate wheel or crawler type backhoe, large and small tractors, skid steer loader, trencher, grader blade, dump truck, pickup truck, hand, and portable and small tools
  • Knowledge of basic equipment and vehicle inspection and maintenance
  • Knowledge of construction safety standards and precautions
  • Maintain appropriate licenses for machinery and equipment operating



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