Blythe Construction Inc Heavy Equipment Operator - Dozer Operator in Gaffney, South Carolina

For 90 years, the professional men and women of Blythe Construction, Inc. have literally paved the way for hundreds of public and private projects that have supported the Southeast's rise to prominence. From large interstate highways to small commercial site development, Blythe Construction employees perform with pride and creativity. We approach every project with a dedication to efficiency, technology and, most of all, safety. Blythe Construction is proud to be a part of this area's history and development, and a partner in the Carolina’s future.

For 90 years, the professional men and women of Blythe Construction, Inc. have literally paved the way for hundreds of public and private projects that have supported the Southeast's rise to prominence. From large interstate highways to small commercial site development, Blythe Construction employees perform with pride and creativity. We approach every project with a dedication to efficiency, technology and, most of all, safety. Blythe Construction is proud to be a part of this area's history and development, and a partner in the Carolina’s future.

General Description

A Dozer Operator is an hourly-rated skilled craft position that performs on construction projects any combination of the duties described more fully, below. A Dozer Operator typically performs a wide variety of tasks, transferring from one task to another as the work flow dictates.

Key Duties

  • Proper pre-start and daily Maintenance Including lubrication

  • Keep equipment clean and well maintained

  • Notify supervisor if equipment needs repair

  • Tire pressure checks

  • Monitor all engine gauges

  • Interacts with construction general laborers and/or crew members who are facilitating alignment, movement, and adjustment of the equipment to complete conformation of grade specifications for the construction project.

  • Turn valves to control air and water output of compressors and pumps.

  • Adjusts control wheels, handles and depresses pedals to drive machinery and control attachments, such as blades, buckets, scrapers and swing booms.Understand production and quantity requirements

  • Schedule work and maintain production

  • Perform incidental work items and duties included within other crafts

Qualification Requirements

General. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Key Duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and Experience. This position typically is not an entry-level job, as it requires demonstrable previous experience as a Dozer Operator. A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) is preferred. Must be able to understand work directions and communicate effectively with job site supervisors and fellow employees. Three (3) to Five (5) years or more of industry related experience is required for this position, with an emphasis on roads, highways, and bridges.

  • Physical Demands. The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by a Dozer Operator to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Constant physical effort, including standing, is required during a regular work shift of at least eight hours per day. Employee must be able to stand for extended periods of time, and to stoop, bend, and crouch as required to perform Key Duties.

  • Frequently work with hands extended overhead, sometimes in conjunction with the operation of hand power tools.

  • Ability to lift and carry, on a frequent basis, at least 50 pounds personally, and up to 150 pounds with assistance.

  • Maintain constant alertness to the multiple concurrent activities of the construction site, including the activities of other employees and contractors, the operation of stationary equipment, and the movement of mobile equipment.

  • Frequently walk on uneven surfaces, including natural ground in varying weather conditions.

  • The Operator must be able to climb on and off heavy mobile equipment safely.

  • Work Environment. The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those that a Dozer Operator encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions.

  • Work environment periodically exposes the employees to high levels of noise, grease, and dust that is typically associated with a construction project.

  • Employee regularly works near heavy equipment and moving machinery.

  • Work may involve a variety of substances commonly found on construction sites such as form oil, grease, curing compounds, gasoline, diesel fuel and ready mixed concrete.

Company Benefits

  • Medical & Vision Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Short Term Disability

  • Voluntary Term Life

  • Long Term Disability

  • Sick Leave

  • Paid Vacation & Holiday Pay

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Additional Benefits including wellness coaching, etc..

We promote a Drug-Free Workplace.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability are encouraged to apply.