Grading Equipment Operator

Wichita, KS, US, 67217

APAC - Kansas - Shears



Job ID:  496371


APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Construction, is a multi-million dollar heavy highway contractor that was established in 1874, and has multiple asphalt plants, ready mix plants, rock quarries and sand operations in Kansas.  Shears is diversified with public, private and commercial work including paving, utility, dirt-grading and concrete flat work.  Our valued employees produce quality work and products in a competitive market with safety first at all times.  If you are seeking a rewarding career with challenging work, a variety of responsibilities, potential for advancement and looking for benefits of a large corporation with a small company feel, come join our team. 


Heavy Equipment Operator

Do you want to work for a company that values your skills? Do you want to work for a company that values safety above all else? Are you looking for opportunities and benefits of a large corporation with a small company feel? Then join the CRH Family as a Heavy Equipment Operator

Job Description Summary

Ensure safe, efficient, and proper operation of various pieces of heavy equipment.


  • The criteria for evaluation in this position include but are not limited to the following:


  • Ability to operate various pieces of heavy equipment, including loaders, excavators, dozers, graders, backhoes, etc.


  • Be familiar with and incorporate information derived from the manuals for the individual equipment being operated.


  • Be familiar with the equipment and vehicle condition report (LMP-68).


  • Communicate with Project Manager/Foreperson as to the daily job specifications; operate the equipment in a safe and responsible manner.


  • Perform daily pre-start up procedures; i.e. note the service due date, check fluid levels and make sure the equipment to be used is in good running order, complete LMP-68 (See Item IV-B), etc.


  • Discuss with supervisor the anticipated production, type of materials being moved, number of trucks, etc.


  • Be aware of other equipment working on the project and coordinate to work with the other equipment.


  • When possible, leave the equipment in a place that is readily accessible to the Equipment Mover.


  • Keep equipment clean.  Wiping down equipment not only promotes positive public image, but enables the operator to inspect the equipment close range.


  • Ability to follow directions. 


  • This position is considered "Safety Sensitive"







  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the

general public at all times.


  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.


  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.


  • Report to the assigned job site in proper attire and ready to begin work at the

designated start time.


  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the policies, Programs & Procedures Manual.


  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.



Work Requirements
The ideal candidate will:

· Pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check.

· Pass a pre-employment “Fit for Work” physical.

· Be able to provide valid documentation for the I-9 Immigration document.

· Display a professional, motivated, and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors and the general public at all times.

· Report to work at the designated start time and maintain acceptable attendance according to the policy.

·  Be able to work weekends and or overtime if needed.

·  Be willing to work outdoors in extreme temperatures, both hot and cold if needed.

·  Must have the ability to work alone without close supervision.

·  Be at least age 18 years of age due to nature of working environment. 



·  Minimum high school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.

·  Previous related experience preferred.

·  Must be computer knowledgeable with usage in Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Outlook.




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!


APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Construction, 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:  May 21, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

Job Segment: Equipment Operator, Manufacturing