15 days old

Heavy Equipment Operator

Lanham, Maryland 20706
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Job Summary

The heavy equipment operator operates a variety of contractor equipment used in construction activities.  Equipment operated may include – but is not limited to – dozers, cranes, excavators, loaders, rubber-tire equipment, etc.  NOTE:  Must have a flexible schedule (make work irregular or odd hours in outdoor work sites, depending upon project needs or weather), including nights and weekends.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or repairs to the supervisor; cleans equipment; verifies equipment is in safe working order, is properly fueled, and is capable for performing the assigned task (weight capacity, etc.)
  • May perform minor repairs and preventive maintenance (filling fluids, adding lubricants, etc.)
  • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate job site and company safety and security standards to prevent property damage and injuries. Follows laws and prevents traffic disruption.
  • Operates large size excavator, dozer, track and rubber tire loaders, rollers, and other related equipment to perform road work, earth moving, excavation, etc.
  • Works with and assists crew in digging ditches and trenches, (un)loading materials, hoisting material, tools, equipment, and any related work.
  • Provides support to successful completion of construction and engineering work (road work, excavation work, materials movement, etc.)
  • Responds to signals and directions by the staff and work in coordination with them. May be involved in rigging processes.
  • Operates the equipment manually, and/or through electronic or other technical means. NOTE:  Some equipment may require use of a GPS or other computer software; operators may be required to utilize equipment and software to perform essential job functions.
  • Maintains equipment or production records, as directed.
  • Perform other duties, as and when assigned.


  • Must have physical ability to recognize and avoid security risks. 
  • Possess physical strength to operate heavy and power-driven equipment, plus be willing and able to get on/off equipment to help labor and pipe crews.
  • Able to communicate effectively with others and work cooperatively in teams (including resolving basic conflicts with or without the assistance of management).
  • Able to communicate and interact both verbally and written.
  • Able to perform detailed work and make effective decisions to maintain production, quality and safety under pressure and deadlines.
  • Handle emergency situations, work pressure and stress.
  • Able to solve problems.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Flexible to work during odd hours, including overtime, night work and weekends.
  • Possess an active driver's license to work on the equipment (a DOT medical card or CDL may be required for certain types of equipment).
  • Satisfactory driving record (as required by types of equipment operated).
  • 5 years of prior experience operating heavy equipment. NOTE:  Requires testing by supervision.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential job functions.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable performance of essential job functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is…

  • Required to continuously use vision abilities, including close, distance, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms; use fine motor coordination and eye-hand coordination to push/pull levers and apply pressure to control; utilize feet to press pedals; sit in static positions for long periods of time.
  • Frequently required to stand, talk and hear; lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 100 pounds (with or without assistance).
  • Occasionally required to walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and smell.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee…

  • Regularly works in outside weather conditions.
  • Frequently works near moving mechanical parts; is exposed to vibration, wet or humid conditions, heat, and other forms of inclement weather; and is exposed to loud noise.
  • Occasionally works in high, precarious places or in excavations, and is exposed to fumes/ particulates, chemicals, or electricity.


Total Civil Construction & Engineering, LLC, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:

Minorities, Females, Disabled, Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Total Civil Construction is proud to be an E-Verify Employer and Drug-Free Workplace

Total Civil Construction & Engineering, LLC, (“TCCE”) is an Equal-Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including pay, training, advancement, apprenticeship, transfer, termination, and layoff. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should notify Human Resources (or the person who gave you the application.)


Posted: 2020-01-10 Expires: 2020-02-09

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Heavy Equipment Operator

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Lanham, Maryland 20706

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