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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. 



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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. 

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