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Tracking Code ROCKFORD
Job Code 17-0364
Posting Title Heavy Equipment Operator
Post Date 2/16/2017
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
City Grissom ARB
State IN
Description Rockford Corporation is an Alaskan Native Owned General and Industrial Mechanical Contractor based in Anchorage, Alaska. We are also a Small Business Administration (SBA) certified Small Disadvantaged Business. In our over 45 year history Rockford has predominantly performed work on government fuel, tank, and utility projects. Rockford Corporation specializes in the construction and repair of steel tanks, fueling and utility systems for the military. It has successfully completed fuel and utility-related construction projects for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Alaska, Sacramento and Omaha Districts, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and U.S. Coast Guard.


Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, dump trucks, excavators, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties.

Essential Functions:

• Learn and follow safety regulations.

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

• Locate underground services, such as pipes or wires, prior to beginning work.

• Monitor operations to ensure that health and safety standards are met.

• Adjust hand wheels and depress pedals to control attachments, such as blades, buckets, scrapers, or swing booms.

• Start engines, move throttles, switches, or levers, or depress pedals to operate machines, such as bulldozers, trench excavators, road graders, or backhoes.

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

• Load and move dirt, rocks, equipment, or other materials, using trucks, crawler tractors, power cranes, shovels, graders, or related equipment. Is this required to be certified? Yes, Anything over 15 tons of capacity and above, as well as tower cranes of 10 meter tons or more.

• Check fuel supplies at sites to ensure adequate availability.

• Drive and maneuver equipment equipped with blades in successive
passes over working areas to remove topsoil, vegetation, or rocks or to distribute and level earth or terrain.

• Equipment operator will be responsible for performing work tasks in a safe and orderly fashion.

• Perform daily safety inspections of construction machinery.

• Additional duties shall include maintaining jobsite, cleanup & trash haul, manual material handling involving heavy lifting of a variety of materials, materials staging and handling.

Tools used:

• Dump trucks — Belly dumpers; Heavy dump trucks; Single axle dump trucks; Tandem axle dump trucks

• Front end loaders — End loaders; Tracked loaders

• Hydraulic truck cranes — 18-ton hydraulic cranes; Hydraulic boom trucks; Hydraulic cranes does this indicate bigger than 18-ton? It does.

• Land drilling rigs — Churn drills; Vertical drills

• Power saws — Chain saws; Circular saws; Concrete saws

• Scrubbing machines — Mechanical sweepers; Multipurpose vacuum catch basin cleaners; Sweepers

• Skid steer loaders — Skid steer machines; Skip loaders

• Water trucks — Road watering equipment; Tankers

• Arterial staging and handling.

Knowledge and Critical Skill/Expertise:

• Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

• Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

• Controlling operations of equipment or systems

• Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

• Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

• The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

• The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

• The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

• The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.

• The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears

• Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles.

• Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

• Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.

• Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

• Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.

• Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

• Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

• Must maintain open & responsive communication with foreman & superintendent.

• Must be well organized and demonstrate the ability to perform in a proficient manner the assigned duties.

• Ability to perform duties and operation of equipment in strict compliance with OSHA rules and regulations.

• Must report any incident, situation or activity that may affect the company's ability to operate safely, ethically, and profitably to jobsite management.
Requirements Required Experience:

• 5 years of operating a variety of heavy equipment.

• Must possess a valid CDL driver’s license

• Crane operator certification is required to operate crane 18 tons capacity and over as well as 10 meter tons or more.

Physical Demands:

• Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

• Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds.

• While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical part, fumes, airborne particles, outside weather conditions and vibration.

• The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock and loud noise levels.

• When operating equipment, subject to constant jarring of body due to jerking movement of equipment and operating on uneven surfaces.

• Must be able to sit in the operator’s seat of equipment and safely reach all pedals, switches, levers, buttons, etc. required to safely operate the equipment (if authorized for that piece of equipment);

• Must be able to sit in the operator’s seat of equipment and have an adequate field of vision of all instruments, gauges, warning lights, as well as an acceptable field of vision out of the windows and/or mirrors (if authorized for that piece of equipment). Environmental Conditions:

• Will work in all types of weather.

• Work in different elevations.

• Job site will contain light duty to heavy duty equipment, small to large equipment, materials, communication equipment and tools.

• People standing, walking, sitting, signaling, and talking.

• May be occasional bells, alarms, and whistles Is this for the equipment or outside influence/ does this occur in equipment?

• Applicant may be subject to environmental conditions of extreme cold, noise exposure, constantly changing work environment, irregular surfaces, slippery surfaces, moving equipment, open excavations, temporary structures, and general construction hazards.

Candidates must apply online at, and submit an application for all positions they wish to be considered.

UIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC HR for assistance.

All employees must pass Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow
all UIC Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program guidelines and requirements.

If working on a DOT project, employees must pass a DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program requirements.

Authorized Driver Requirement: Employee must have a valid driver’s license and three (3) year clean driving record.

Employee must follow all Authorized Driver Policy and Procedures regarding approved vehicle usage. UIC considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran's status or any other legal protected status.

Pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation, may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.
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