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Excavation Operator

Excavation Operator


Bay Ltd.

Full Time

Job Summary:

The Excavation Operator is responsible for operating an excavator equipped with scoops, shovels, or buckets to excavate and load loose materials

Essential Functions:

  • Operates the excavator and other heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • Perform daily maintenance and safety checks on equipment
  • Move levers, depress foot pedals, and turn dials to operate power machinery, such as power shovels, stripping shovels, scraper loaders, or backhoes
  • Become familiar with digging plans, machine capabilities and limitations, and with efficient and safe digging procedures
  • Observe hand signals, grade stakes, or other markings when operating machines so that work can be performed to specifications
  • Operate machinery to perform activities such as backfilling excavations, vibrating or breaking rock or concrete
  • Ensure compliance of all safety procedures and policies while promoting company’s safety culture
  • Perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • At least 3 years’ experience operating excavator and heavy equipment

Skills/Key Competencies:

  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of highways, roads, sewers, and bridges
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgement when handling day to day information
  • Excellent time-management skills to plan, organize, and prioritize tasks and responsibilities to meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities
  • Ability to work cooperatively across all levels delivering on commitments – results oriented
  • Ability to complete work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet department targets and deadlines
  • Ability to work non-routine hours, when necessary
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work outdoors, exposed to heat and humidity, cold and rain, and around heavy traffic areas
  • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another
  • Ability to operate job related tools
  • Constantly perform repeating motions that may include feet, leg, wrists, hands and/or fingers
  • Work that includes moving and/or lifting objects up to 50 pounds, carry at least 30 pounds and up to 150 pounds with help

Bay Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer