Heavy Equipment Operator

Port Charlotte, Florida
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Overview

Location

Port Charlotte, Florida

Job Type

Temp to Perm

Branch Number

905

Hourly Rate

$16.00 - $25.00

Work Hours

Multiple Shifts

Experience Required

Intermediate

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Job Description

PeopleReady Skilled Trades is currently hiring experienced Heavy Equipment Operators such as backhoes, loaders, graders, dozers, cranes, and excavators, used in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, airports, gas and oil pipelines, tunnels, buildings, and other structures, as well as surface mining and quarrying activities. Providing our clients with quality craftsmanship has given us the reputation as one of Gulf Coast Florida’s leading construction solutions team.

Responsibilities

  • Working outdoors in appropriate safety and protective equipment
  • Operating a variety of heavy equipment safely via hand signals, radio communication and using occupant safety devices
  • Performing pre-operational checks of equipment as well as basic maintenance on track or rubber tire undercarriage, buckets, and attachments; lubricating equipment components and attachments
  • Completing and maintaining equipment log sheets and reports
  • Performing site planning and setup by assessing jobsite conditions and identifying or selecting appropriate attachments for the work to be done
  • Acquiring and using a knowledge of earthmoving fundamentals (soil characteristics, ground conditions, map reading) as well as relevant health and safety acts, municipal codes and bylaws, natural gas regulations, and the Highway Traffic Act
  • Working cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers
  • Continuously learning about new techniques/equipment in order to operate safely while maintaining productivity


Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of two years of experience in the trade. Must be at least 18 years old. Able to occasionally lift and move more than 50 pounds and remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Ability to stand, bend, and kneel. References to verify your professional skills and experience. Some Heavy Equipment Operator assignments require additional screening, such as background checks or drug screens.

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PeopleReady Skilled Trades is a specialized division of PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI). Since 1987, we have connected tradespeople and work across a wide range of trades, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, solar installations and more. Whether you need a single tradesperson or require a coordinated effort to dispatch skilled workers across multiple projects, we ensure you have the right people with the right tools, on-site and on time.