Heavy Equipment Operator – Demolition

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Published
January 25, 2023
Location
Elizabeth, NJ
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Description

Responsibilities

  • Operate heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner to minimize the risk of injury, property damage or loss of life in accordance to company policies and procedures
  • Perform daily pre-inspections, on-going maintenance checks and manage the daily care and custody of construction equipment maintenance
  • Supply input, frequent improvements, and changes to company Job Safety Analysis Plan 
  • Sort, load, and haul debris onsite at Decommissioning and Demolition project site, operate Grapple, Hydraulic Hammer, Pulverizer and Shears as needed, primary responsibility includes operating an Excavator mostly oas well as other similar equipment
  • Demolish structures of varying composition and height both above and below ground. 
  • Conduct constant inspection and surveillance of surroundings before and during the operation of all heavy equipment to ensure safe ground and slope conditions exist along with an adequate distance between other equipment or team members in the immediate work area
  • Communicate with others appropriately (visible and/or radio contact), including interpreting hand signals to determine where materials should be safely placed or loaded
  • May perform a variety of manual tasks for extended periods of time including lifting, positioning and securing materials and work pieces during installation

Qualifications

  • Must have Class A license
  • Previous experience performing industrial demolition activities operating heavy equipment such as excavators with buckets, hydraulic hammers, high reach, grapples and shears safely required (Demolition Equipment Operator Level II-IV positions available, wage commensurate with related experience) 
  • High level of skills with the ability to operate and maneuver equipment with buckets, grapples, shears and pulverizing attachments
  • 40-hour HAZWOPER training certification / 8-hour refresher, OSHA certification and TWIC are preferred
  • Must be able to understand and demonstrate the limitations of equipment, properly interpret load charts for associated heavy equipment and manufacturer approved attachments
  • Must be willing and able work in an outdoor construction work environment with potential exposure to dust, noise, waste, toxic and infectious materials and possible inclement weather conditions
  • Equipment Operator is considered a 'traveling' position, will include travel to sites to perform work with a monthly rotation back home for the duration of projects
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