Lead Excavator Operator - Grand Junction,CO

Grand Junction, CO, US, 81505

United Companies

 


Job ID:  494568

 

United Companies, is a CRH Company. Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees.  We strive to be The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construction services.  We succeed as a team by embracing integrity, mutual respect, innovation, service, sustainability, and financial strength.   

 

 

Position Overview

This is a skilled position responsible for assisting supervision of the lay out, assembly and installation of various sizes and types of drain pipe. The Pipe and Excavation Foreman will study project specifications with Pipe Superintendent to plan sequencing and schedule for pipe installation.

 

Wage ranges from $20 to $25 an hour depending on experience.

 

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Coordinates and supervises daily activities of 2 to 5 people.

  • Studies project specifications with project superintendent to plan procedures for pipe installation sequencing.

  • Operates assigned heavy equipment to excavate, install, and backfill large pipe and culvert.

  • Inspects work site to determine sequencing and method of pipe installation and survey for potential hazards or safety concerns.

  • Plans drain pipe installation to reduce inference with other project activities and traveling public.

  • Observes assigned equipment to detect machinery malfunctions. Operates machinery to verify repair.

  • Assist managers on the development and maintenance of job descriptions for all positions.

  • Inspects work to ensure that workmanship conforms to specifications and the adherence to construction schedules.

  • Uses instruments such as lasers, grade rods, eye levels, and transit levels to set appropriate grade for pipe installation.

  • Establish safe work environment that complies with OSHA standards and company safety program.

  • Comply with federal, state, and company environmental policies.

  • Other duties assigned.

 

Qualifications

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

 

Education/Experience

  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED) required.

  • Must have at least 5 years experience as lead excavator operator on civil pipeline job

  • Experience in a building materials/construction industry preferred.

 

Work Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check.

  •  Must have a valid drivers license and clean driving record. 

  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.

  • Willingness to work independently within 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 50% of the time).

 

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced and complex environment.

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should be to work in constant exposure to the outside elements, in all weather conditions.

  • Ability to work in a safety sensitive construction setting, including exposure to moving machinery and heavy equipment.

  • Ability to write simple correspondence.

 

Key Competencies

  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to needs.

  • Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit.

  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.

  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.

  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions.

  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.

  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.

  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed; able to consistently work independently.

  • Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work.

  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.

 

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or listen. 

  • The employee is frequently required to sit, climb, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. 

  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, crawl, kneel, bend, and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders. 

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move from 35 to 50 lbs. 

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

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 designers, and reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

What CRH Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

 

About CRH

CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.

 

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 official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!

 

United Companies, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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

 

 

 

Date:  Jun 7, 2024


Nearest Major Market: Grand Junction
Nearest Secondary Market: Colorado

Job Segment: Equipment Operator, Construction, Manufacturing, Engineering