The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of heavy equipment used in the construction of the Company’s underground utility projects, including sanitation sewers, storm-water systems, and water mains.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions listed below:

·         Operates a variety of heavy equipment used in the construction and repair of underground utilities to include: front-end loaders, trucks, bulldozers, graders, excavators, backhoes, skid steers.

·         Operates equipment in a safe and appropriate manner, ensuring proper machine start-up, operation and shut-down

·         Performs daily cleaning, inspection, maintenance and safety checks of equipment to include inspection of: tires, lights, brakes, fuses and fluid levels, and general operating condition

·         Completes and maintains daily equipment inspection forms


§  High school diploma or equivalent

§  Minimum one to three year’s prior experience operating heavy equipment, or similar, in a heavy civil construction environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience required to meet the job requirements

§  Demonstrated experience with operating 18,000lb equipment and above, required.

§  Knowledge of street and highway traffic rules and regulations, and safety precautions to be observed in working on or near highways and in busy urban areas.

§  Thorough knowledge of safety standards and Underground Facilities Law (Blue Stake, Arizona 811)

§  OSHA 10, CPR/First Aid certifications

§  Must have insurable driver record and able to pass random drug tests per company policy

§  Must be able to pass Kinkaid Operator Field Evaluation


§  Honesty

§  Teamwork

§  Excellence

§  Accountability

§  Safety

§  Communication

§  Reasoning and mathematical competencies necessary to meet job requirements

§  Willingness to travel to job sites throughout Arizona and Montana.


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, grasp and feel and is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is frequently required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and must frequently lift and/or move a minimum of 50 pounds. 


The employee will be required to work in outside weather conditions.

WORK HOURS/TRAVEL: Normal work shift as assigned.  Occasional overtime and weekends. Travel to worksites throughout Arizona, and possibly Montana.


This job description is not intended to cover a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities required for this position. Duties and responsibilities may change at the discretion of management.  This job description is not a contract and does not alter the “at-will” nature of employment.


HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS: A minimum of 5 years UNDERGROUND UTILITY experience REQUIRED. (loaders, backhoes and trackhoes)