Heavy Equipment Operator

Turner Construction     Construction     General Contracting     -     March 18, 2020

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Turner Construction

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Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for their clients, employees and community.

Position Overview

Division: Nashville Main
Project Location(s): Huntsville, AL 35824 USA
Minimum Years Experience: 3
Travel Involved: 20-30%
Job Type: Regular
Job Classification: Trade
Education: No Degree/Diploma
Job Family: Trade
Compensation: Non-Union Trade

Our Huntsville location is looking to hire a Heavy Equipment Operato.

Position Description: Responsible for operating several types of power construction equipment.

Reports to: Foreman, Superintendent, and Trades Manager

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:         

  • Operate powered equipment to facilitate the scope of work as required on the project
  • Powered equipment to be classified as earth moving, excavation, material handling, and aerial including, but not limited to excavators, bulldozers, loaders, skidsteers, back hoes, graders, water trucks, dump trucks, street sweepers, fork lifts, shooting boom forklifts, scissor lifts, and boom lifts.
  • Perform routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment.  Initiate and facilitate repairs as needed.
  • Clean and maintain the physical appearance of the equipment
  • Maintain the fuel storage area and order fuel as needed
  • Manage and track utilization of rented equipment onsite.  Document the condition of the equipment upon arrival and pickup.  Report any damage to the superintendent.
  • Manage subcontractor utilization of Turner equipment. Report any damage to the superintendent.
  • Manage controlled access areas for operating equipment and loading and unloading
  • Assists in the installing and maintenance of traffic control devices.
  • Assist with the overall site safety and quality programs as required and ensuring Trade employees/subcontractors compliance with Turner standards and all applicable safety codes, regulations, and jobsite security
  • Maintain positive working relationships with customers, contractors, suppliers and other employees.
  • Ability to travel and accommodate night and weekend work as needed 
  • Display a high level of teamwork, integrity, commitment, and leadership in daily operations.

Physical Demands:    

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.













Combined Standing/Walking








Lifting/Lowering/Carrying - Weights




Under 25 lbs



25-50 lbs




Over 50 lbs




Lifting/Lowering/Carrying – Ranges




Reaching above shoulder height




Reaching below shoulder height




Bending/Twisting neck




Bending at waist (forward & sideways)




























Repetitive Motion




Hand / Wrist Flexion – Extension




Noise / Dust / Chemical Exposures




Confined Space Hazards




Working on Heights




Vision abilities required include

Close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and focus

Hearing abilities required include

Hearing abilities required with or without the use of an aide



Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works on-site at the construction work site or fabrication shop where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock.  The noise in these work environments is usually moderate to very loud.

**May perform other duties as necessary or assigned.


Turner is an Equal Opportunity Employer -

Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

  • Qualifications:                     

    • Minimum of three (3) years of equipment operating experience and any certifications required.
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Must be able to comprehend safety instructions and signage, communicate effectively in emergency situations and understand written safety instructions from tool and equipment manufacturers


Turner is an Equal Opportunity Employer — minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor

construction - General Contracting

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