- Remove dirt from the building area
- Unload excavator in the appropriate area
- Coordinate with other workers to determine dig sites
- Conduct routine maintenance on your equipment
Operating Heavy Equipment
- One of the primary tasks of excavator operators is operating heavy equipment, ensuring that the operating safety policies and procedures are adhered to.
- A key part of this job is to ensure that company equipment and any materials are well maintained, kept clean, and stored appropriately at the end of each day. This includes checking the filters and ensuring that equipment is greased to keep it working effectively.
Keeping Work Areas Clean
- Excavator operators keep the work area as tidy as possible, and ensure the equipment is clean by collecting any scrap or excess materials, and disposing of refuse.
Filling Out Paperwork
- Excavator operators ensure that any necessary work reports and documentation is prepared and filled out at the end of each day, and handed over to the supervisor for their approval. These may include providing recommendations for how to improve or maintain environmental performance.
Conforming to Safety Regulations
- Excavator operators ensure that all health and safety regulations are maintained on the work site, observing and raising awareness to their colleagues of any potential problems
- Typically, 3 to 5 years’ experience within the construction industry.
- 2 to 3 years’ experience operating an Excavator.
- Full Drivers License
- Heavy Rigid License (beneficial if you want to hop into a vehicle on site with 3 or more axles).
- Knowledge of Excavator and other heavy equipment.
- Knowledge of road construction materials, road construction processes if working on road construction
- Knowledge of residential construction processes if working on residential sites
- Strong Communication skills
- Excellent hand, eye and foot coordination
- Attention to detail
- Vehicle and heavy equipment maintenance experience
- Physical stamina