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Equipment Operator I at M.C. Dean, Inc.

Equipment Operator I

M.C. Dean, Inc. Belmont, NC Full-Time
An Equipment Operator I, operates machines or vehicles equipped with blades/buckets to remove, distribute, level or grade earth, such as a backhoe or excavator. Competent in several phases of an operation. Requires instruction and guidance and refers problems to others. Develops solutions to problems of limited scope.

Responsible For:

* Operating machines, heavy equipment (excavator, mini excavator, skid steer, backhoe), and attachments to perform the functions required to complete the project.
* Operating equipment in successive passes over the work area to achieve a specified result, such as grade terrain or remove, dump or spread earth and rock.
* Aligning the machine, cutter head, or depth gauge marker with reference stakes and guidelines on the ground or guide on cutting/excavating attachment to set appropriate depth or positioning equipment following hand signals or follow directions from an assistant.
* Fastening blades or attachments to machine using different style hitches.
* Connecting hydraulic hoses, belts, mechanical linkages, additional attachments or power takeoff shafts to the equipment.
* Signaling operators to guide movement of the equipment.
* Greasing, oiling, performing minor repairs (including tire), and operator level preventive maintenance on the equipment on a daily or weekly basis as required by the manufacturer or. M.C. Dean.
* Understanding and complying with the regulations such as utility locating/marking requirements and OSHA safety standards.
* Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
* Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
* Repairing machines or systems using the correct tools.
* Performing routine maintenance and determining when and what kind of maintenance is required.
* Watching gauges, dials or other indicators to make sure the machine/equipment is working properly.

Education and Required Experience

* 1-2 years experience as an Equipment Operator with a high school degree or GED
* Should have experience in operating heavy equipment - excavator, mini excavator, skid steer, backhoe, etc.
* Should have certifications in operating equipment.


* Lifts at least 100 pounds at one time and 60 pounds for an extended period of time.
* Relocates a 12 foot stepladder without assistance.
* Works at various heights up to 60 feet and can climb and maintain balance on scaffolds, aerial lifts, catwalks and all types of ladders.
* Walks, climbs, lifts, squats, crawls, kneels, pushes, pulls and reaches overhead on a routine and repetitive basis.
* Possess good vision (may be corrected vision), the ability to see in color, and the ability to hear and communicate in English.
* May use a standard ladder without exceeding the weight limit while carrying tools.
* Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
* Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
* Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
* See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
* Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Recommended Skills

  • Construction Plant Operation
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Hydraulics
  • Maintenance
  • Occupational Safety And Health
  • Preventive Maintenance
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