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Job Title: Equipment Operator

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled Equipment Operator to join our team. The Equipment Operator will be responsible for operating heavy equipment such as bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, and loaders to move materials, dig trenches, and perform other construction-related tasks. The ideal candidate will have experience operating heavy equipment and possess a strong work ethic.


  • Operate heavy equipment such as bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, and loaders to move materials, dig trenches, and perform other construction-related tasks
  • Perform routine maintenance on equipment to ensure it is in good working condition
  • Follow safety procedures and guidelines to ensure a safe work environment
  • Communicate with other team members to ensure tasks are completed efficiently and effectively
  • Complete paperwork and documentation related to equipment operation and maintenance


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience operating heavy equipment
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand, walk, and bend for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Ability to climb on and off equipment and work at heights

Salary: The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.


  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Opportunities for advancement within the company

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Equipment Operator

What is the best way to find and hire a Equipment Operator near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Equipment Operator applicants. Employers posting their Equipment Operator job on Indeed get about 15 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Equipment Operator applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Equipment Operator are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 14 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 11 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Equipment Operator positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Equipment Operator role?
SMS has 85% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Equipment Operator job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Equipment Operators are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 190% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Equipment Operator applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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