Veteran Wanted - Heavy Equipment Operator in Gainesville, FL
We are currently seeking a motivated veteran to join our team as a Heavy Equipment Operator in Gainesville, FL. As a Heavy Equipment Operator, you will play a crucial role in safely and efficiently operating heavy machinery, such as dozers and loaders, to move materials and support our production operations. Your expertise and dedication will contribute to maintaining a smooth and productive workflow.
Position: Heavy Equipment Operator
Salary Range: $36,000 - $46,000
- Operate heavy equipment, including dozers and loaders, to move materials effectively and safely.
- Drive and maneuver vehicles into position for loading and dumping materials.
- Assist in stockpiling materials at the plant and Raw Material Storage (RMS) building, as well as hauling other materials as required.
- Inspect the mechanisms of the vehicle and monitor fluid levels, performing maintenance and minor repairs as needed.
- Operate and load equipment proficiently and responsibly, ensuring the safe movement of raw materials around the plant for production while following all safety rules.
- Demonstrate a high level of competency, skill, and proficiency in operating equipment.
- Perform greasing, oiling, and minor repairs on equipment.
- Conduct daily equipment inspections, visually inspecting and testing machinery and equipment.
- Remove build-up from under or around quarry crushers, beltlines, and reclaimers.
- Organize and plan daily maintenance activities, preparing for scheduled maintenance.
- Follow all plant safety policies and procedures to maintain a safe working environment.
- Follow established traffic patterns, avoiding road hazards and other dangerous conditions.
- Listen for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunctions and discuss machine operation variations with supervisors or maintenance workers to diagnose problems or perform repairs.
- Maintain good housekeeping practices on equipment.
- Dismantle defective machines and equipment and install new or repaired parts.
- Fulfill any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
- Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply, bringing their valuable skills and dedication to the role.
- High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
- Ability to read and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, and similar information.
- Minimum of 2-3 years of experience operating heavy equipment such as load and/or haul trucks, or related experience preferred.
- Valid driver's license and the ability to safely operate large vehicles.
- Willingness to work overtime, odd and unscheduled hours as required, and share on-call duties.
- Ability to perform tasks such as walking, driving, climbing equipment, working within confined spaces, and occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs.
- Knowledge of cement manufacturing processes, including raw materials, mining methods, production, shipping, and packaging, is advantageous.
- Mechanical knowledge of equipment used, machines, and tools, including their uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Familiarity with engineering and technology applied to cement production, including principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment.
- Understanding of proper waste material allocation and environmental considerations.
- Competitive salary within the range of $36,000 - $46,000 per year.
- Additional benefits package.
- Veterans are preferred.
If you are a motivated veteran with experience in heavy equipment operations, looking for a challenging opportunity in FL, we encourage you to apply. Join our team and utilize your valuable military experience to contribute to the success of our operations. Apply now and start a new chapter in your career as a Heavy Equipment Operator.
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