Equipment Operators (Excavator, Front End Loader, and Backhoe)

New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana

Job Type

Temp to Perm

Branch Number


Hourly Rate

$17.00 - $21.00

Work Hours


Experience Required


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Job Description

We are searching for skilled heavy equipment operators to utilize our client’s Equipment in a safe and Productive manner. The heavy equipment operator’s duties include preparing and manipulating heavy equipment to ensure the appropriate movement of materials, and liaising with coworkers to ensure that the projects are completed accurately. You will be required to conduct your duties in a safe, diligent manner at all times.

To ensure success as a heavy equipment operator, you should monitor workflow, suggesting alterations to enhance productivity, as needed. A remarkable heavy equipment operator will be attuned to the subtleties of each situation, possessing sound knowledge of when to lead or follow.

Pay Up to $21 per hour


Current needs include Excavator, Front End Loader, and Backhoe

*****Experience with each is a plus*****

Heavy Equipment Operator Responsibilities:

  • Maneuvering motorized heavy equipment to ensure the accurate removal and placement of materials.
  • Loading and offloading rocks, debris, and other materials from heavy equipment.
  • Observe stipulated safety codes at all times.
  • Communicating with coworkers to elucidate project specifications, as needed.
  • Reporting injuries and other accidents to the line manager.
  • Advise the line manager of requisite upgrades, repairs, and replacements.
  • Aiding coworkers to ensure that the site is clean and organized at the end of each shift.
  • Providing suggestions to refine workflow and boost efficiency.

All operators are possibly subject to Licensing, Substance Abuse, & Background requirements for any position accepted based on client, Project, & positional requirements.

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Qualifications & Experience

  • Heavy Equipment Operator Requirements:
  • Prior experience operating a variety of heavy equipment.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Excellent vision or the use of prescribed lenses.
  • Exceptional manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  • A sound understanding of pertinent safety guidelines.
  • Capacity to provide and follow directions.
  • Sharp decision-making skills, particularly when under pressure.
  • Ability to work extended hours, as required.

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