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KLE Construction, LLC Excavator Operator - MT in BILLINGS, Montana

Job Summary

Operates excavators and other equipment as necessary for excavation, backfilling, loading and unloading and moving materials.

Required Abilities and Skills

  • 3+ years in equipment operating and at least 2 years in Excavator/Backhoe operating experience in construction

  • Experience in reading plans and stakes and the ability to check grades

  • Understanding of soil types and how they affect the work being performed and the hazards they present

  • Able to work long hours in all types of weather conditions

  • Ability to lift to and move 50lbs

  • Must have a valid driver?s license or the resources to get to and from work

  • Must have a clean MVR

  • Ability to show up on time ready to work (punctuality and dependability)

  • Ability to communicate (smart phone is needed for time tracking)

  • Read and Understand English and perform basic mathematical calculations

  • Use of problem-solving skills to find solutions or to deal proactively with work related challenges

  • Understanding of tools and safe practices

  • Maintain good work ethics and communications

  • Able to pass a drug test and background check

Primary Responsibilities

  • Operates excavators/misc. equipment for building construction and underground utility installation including: foundations, site demolition, curb and sidewalk prep, box culverts, watermain, sewer main, storm drain and service lines

  • Observe and understand colored flags and ground markings indicating the location of underground utilities and structures

  • Excavate to dimensions as specified by construction drawings, sketches, grade markers or verbal instructions

  • keep a neat and level work area.

  • Plan work route to execute work in a safe and productive manner.

  • Pay close attention to ground crew to avoid any and all injuries/incidents

  • Load flatbed truck, dump truck, or pickup truck with excavated soils or building materials such as stone, sand, aggregate, pipe, asphalt, large hand tools etc.

  • Perform routine maintenance on equipment such as lubricating, fueling, and cleaning, complete a 360-degree walk around prior to starting equipment.

  • Inspects and maintains the equipment according to KLE Equipment policy

  • Must safely operate equipment according to manufactures requirements and KLE Requirements

  • Work with others in order to complete the tasks successfully and safely

  • Follow directions from foremen and superintendents to meet expectations for each specific task

  • Shall perform all Labor responsibilities when required

  • Clean work area, company vehicles, tools and equipment daily

  • Be professional always

  • Perform all work in accordance with applicable rules and regulations of the company handbook

  • Perform all work in a safe manner according to company policies and KLE HSE manual

As with the nature of construction, this job description, the duties and responsibilities contained herein are both general and not intended to be a complete list of the duties, expectations, responsibilities necessary to this position. As with any atmosphere, supervisors or managers may ask you to perform additional or other duties as needed or required.

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