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Heavy Equipment Operator, APC - Golden, CO

Golden, CO, US, 80403





APC Construction, a CRH Company, is a 60-year old, third generation, local, family-owned business specializing in aggregate mining, asphalt paving, construction material supply and complete civil construction. APC and its valued employees are recognized for their dedication to quality work, workforce development, and compliance to stringent safety standards, integrity and innovation. APC has always thought of its staff as family and provides competitive wages, salaries and excellent benefits!

Position Overview

Heavy Equipment Operator, Golden, CO

Wage Range: $19 to $24 based on experience 

Operates and maintains various types of earth moving, paving and general construction equipment.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Reads and sets elevations and grades.
  • Distinguishes between properties, types, and moisture content of soils.
  • Performs preventative maintenance and inspections.
  • Operates various types of ditching, trenching, hoisting, earth-moving, and miscellaneous construction equipment (or asphalt and concrete paving machines and equipment).
  • Starts, warms up, checks controls and shuts down machines.
  • Performs pre-and post-operational inspections.
  • Knows, understands, and follows the rules and regulations of the Company “Employee Safety Policy and Handbook.”
  • Performs related work as required.


  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
  • 5-8 years Heavy Equipment Operating Experience, mechanical and/or crusher plant experience.
  • Valid Driver’s License is required.
  • Valid commercial driver license (CDL) with endorsement is preferred but not required.


Work Requirements

  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Report to the office dressed appropriately and ready to begin work at the designated start time.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Willingness to work independently within in a team environment and assist the team with other duties as required.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required (up to 75% of the time).


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Knowledge of the safe and efficient use of hand and power tools.
  • Knowledge of the working mechanics of diesel and gas engines, hydraulics, and electrical functions of construction equipment.
  • Knowledge of welding processes. Understanding of the hazards of chemicals including materials such as oils, antifreeze, asphalt, cement, solvents, and battery acids.
  • Basic reading, writing and simple math skills. Regular and punctual attendance required.


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Requires full range of body motion including and operating levers or controls, manual dexterity and eye hand coordination.
  • Requires use of foot-controlled pedals and sitting for extensive periods of time.  
  • Occasionally requires lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Sometimes requires working at heights.
  • Requires correct vision and hearing within normal range.
  • Requires working under stressful conditions.
  • This is a safety sensitive position.


Work Environment

  • Frequent exposure to rain, sleet, snow, dust, mud, heat, cold, noise and other conditions common to a construction site.
  • Contractual obligations may require irregular hours, out-of-town work, overnight stays, nights, weekends, and holidays.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!

APC Construction Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link

Date Posted:  Jan 8, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Job Segment: Equipment Operator, Hydraulics, Electrical, Welding, Supply, Manufacturing, Engineering, Operations