Utilities Service, LLC Heavy Equipment Operator w/CDL in Aiken, South Carolina

We are currently seeking a Heavy Equipment Operator to join our team.

Essential Functions

  • Plans, assigns, directs, checks, and coordinates work.

  • Responsible for quality and quantity of production.

  • Performs all aspects of labor as necessary to keep crew operation flowing.

  • Ensures the overall safety, quality and production requirements of the crew are met.

  • Operates heavy equipment of various types to remove branches and tree material from electrical lines.

  • Cleans up and disposes of all debris.

  • Operates and services equipment such as gasoline, hydraulic tools, power saws, power winches, mower deck, weed whacker, chipper, and sprayers.

  • Uses hand-tools, such as axes, hand-lines, saws, block and tackle, pruners and other equipment as required.

  • Obtains written or oral permission from property owners to trim or remove trees or perform other work on property. Arranges with customer or property owner to obtain access, advises of interruption, explains work to be done, etc.

  • Promotes and maintains good customer and public relations through the effective accomplishment of assigned work and the appropriate behavior of employees on the crew.

  • Safeguards employees and the public from hazards in and around work area.

  • Sets up barriers, warning signs, flags, markers, etc. to protect employees and public.

  • Trains new personnel.

  • Work in all temperatures and will be exposed to nature i.e., irritating plants and biting or stinging insects.

  • Exposed to traffic.

  • Keeps informed on new equipment, specifications, standard practices, operating procedures, and customer and company employee relations policies and practices.

  • Works near energized parts or equipment.

  • Exposed to traffic.

  • Works around excessive noise from machines, jackhammers, gas drills and other equipment with proper hearing protection.

Minimum Requirements

  • Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to wear necessary PPE as necessary.

  • Must be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day.

  • Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, i.e., rain, heat, sun, cold.

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to grip and turn traffic control sign frequently.

  • Must have good vision and be attentive.

  • Must be able to read and comprehend written and verbal job instructions/information.

  • Must be able to verbally communicate with other crew members and fully understand instructions and information.

  • Must be familiar with electrical hazards.

  • Must have own transportation to and from the show up location.

  • Must pass a background check and MVR check.

  • Must pass pre-employment drug test.

  • Must have valid CDL.

Physical Requirements:

Activity:

R

O

F

C

Activity:

R

O

F

C

Standing

X

Seeing

X

Walking

X

Reading

X

Sitting

X

Reaching

X

Stooping

X

Range of Motion

X

Kneeling

X

Hearing - Speech Range

X

Squatting

X

Depth Perception

X

Body Twisting

X

Color Vision

X

Crawling

X

Lifting

X

Sense of Touch

X

Carrying

X

Manual Dexterity

X

Pushing

X

Speaking Clearly

X

Pulling

X

Seeing Distant

X

Climbing Ladders

X

Climbing On/Off Truck

X

Climbing Stairs

X

Climbing

X

Balancing

X

Gripping

X

Lifting up to 10 lbs

X

Lifting over 10 lbs to 50 lbs

X

Lifting up to 50 lbs

X

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext 1339.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets.

Rarely = less than 10%

Occasionally =up to 33%

Frequently = up to 66%

Continuously = 67% to 100%