PO Box 330449 Kahului HI 96733     |     808.873.3883     |     alphainc@alphahawaii.com     | HI Contractors LIC ABC# 31555

Current Career Opportunities

Heavy Equipment Operator

The Heavy Equipment Operator drives and/or controls construction equipment, including excavators, bulldozers, backhoes, blades, rock trucks, graders, etc. in a safe and efficient manner.  The Heavy Equipment Operator ensures that the machinery being used is in good working order and follows all relevant procedures and protocols while using it. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible to operate heavy equipment in compliance with the company’s operating safety policies and procedures.

  • Works with and assists the line crew in digging ditches and trenches, hoisting material, tools, equipment, and any related work with a backhoe, front-end loader, excavators

  • Load and unload equipment from vehicles and trailers.

  • Ensures company equipment, material, and the work site are maintained, kept clean, and stored in a safe manner.

  • Inspect heavy equipment/machinery for safe day-to-day operation.

  • Knowledge with utility excavation and mass excavation.

  • Maintain awareness of surroundings at all times, including fellow employees and visible and non-visible hazards such as elevation changes, street crossings, and underground utilities.

  • Moves, loads, and spreads materials throughout project site utilizing mechanized equipment; unload pipes, pallets, and other materials.

  • Knowledge in not to exceed equipment limitations such as capacity and capability.

  • Provide direction to employee(s) assisting with installation.

  • Encourage workplace safety and environmental practices improvement.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Understand different hand signals used to signal operators of construction machinery.

  • Knowledge of construction tasks and execution sequencing.

  • Must have a valid Hawaii Driver’s License and access to an insured vehicle.

  • Must have a clean driving record.

  • Must be able to physically lift and carry 100 lbs.

  • Must be able to climb on, off, and under various pieces of equipment, and physically access all parts of equipment to perform job requirements.

  • Must be able to bend/kneel/stand/walk.

  • Must be able to push/pull as required when operating hand controls.

  • Dependability – Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.

  • Problem Solving – Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts, make decisions and develop solutions.

  • Time Management – Ability to organize and plan how to use one’s time effectively and efficiently.

  • Attention to Detail – Thoroughness in accomplishing tasks, being careful about details.

  • Communication – Communicates well both verbally and in writing in order to convey information effectively and efficiently, shares information and ideas with others and has good listening skills.

  • Integrity/Ethics – Deals with others in a straightforward, respectful, ethical and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality and supports company values.

  • Drive for Result – Targets and achieves results in a consistent manner, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, pushes self and others for results, accepts accountability.

  • Listening - Listens attentively to others, asks clarifying questions, actively listens, stays open to other viewpoints, manages distractions and interruptions.

  • Quality - Is attentive to detail and accuracy committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Must be a journeyman level operator - required.

  • Minimum five (5) years as a Heavy Equipment Operator required.

  • Minimum five (5) years of Heavy Equipment experience preferred.