RailWorks Heavy Equipment Operator in Houston, Texas

Heavy Equipment Operator

REQUISITION NUMBER: 20170727-52501-002

HOME COMPANY: Track Systems - South

COMPANY LOCATION: Track Systems - Houston, TX



Job Responsibilities:

Position Summary

Operates one or several types of power construction equipment to excavate, move, and grade earth, or to move construction materials and other heavy materials at construction sites

Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties

• Sets up heavy construction equipment.

• Operates equipment to grade or redistribute earth.

• Operates equipment to move, load, or unload material.

• Installs equipment or attachments on machinery or related structures.

• Signals directions or warnings to coworkers.

• Operates equipment in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with regulations, policies and procedures.

• Performs equipment safety and maintenance checks.

• Coordinates machine actions with other activities, positioning or moving loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members.

• Locates underground services, such as pipes and wires, prior to beginning work.

• Repairs and maintains equipment, making emergency adjustments as necessary.

• Takes actions to avoid potential hazards and obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers, and falling objects.

• Studies instructions, plans, and diagrams to establish work requirements.

General/Other Responsibilities and Duties

• Keeps records of material and equipment usage and problems encountered.

• Pushes other equipment when extra traction or assistance is required.

Job Qualifications:

• A minimum of 2 year experience operating heavy equipment in a construction environment.

• A valid Commercial Driver’s License and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Driving Record.

• Knowledge of and ability to adhere to safety requirements and procedures.

• Ability to read and understand construction specifications.

• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

•Must have a TWIC Card

•Must pass a background

•Must pass a drug screen

Physical/Travel/Attendance Requirements

• Works at construction sites.

• Uses hands to handle and control materials, tools and vehicle controls.

• Sits for long periods of time in a closed vehicle.

• Uses repetitive motions.

• Uses close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

• Moves or lifts heavy equipment and objects up to 50 pounds.

• Uses eye-hand-foot coordination.

• Exposed to moving mechanical parts.

• Exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather.

• Exposed to loud noise.

This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.

Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/ Veterans/Disabled)