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Site Work Specialists Heavy Equipment Operator Job Description Job Summary: At Site Work Specialists, a heavy equipment operator uses a variety of machines for site development, excavation, grading, and utilities. The position’s skill set is continuously increasing by working with an exceptional team that prides itself on doing some of the finest and most challenging projects in the northern plains region. Salary: Depends on experience

Hourly pay/overtime eligible

Paid weekly via direct deposit


Paid Time Off

Employer-Sponsored Group Health Insurance - Standard or HSA Plan

Flexible Health and Dependent Care Spending Accounts

Dental and Vision Insurance Plans

Company Paid Life Insurance Policy

Supplemental Life Insurance Options for Employee and Family

401K and Profit-sharing Bonus

AFLAC Insurance Options

Yearly Safety Bucks Incentive Program

Employee Referral Program

Nationwide Employee Discount Program

Apprenticeship and Development Opportunities

Year-round Employment

Essential Functions:

Completes daily walk around checks on equipment

Daily servicing of equipment (lube hydraulics, etc.)

Grease assigned machine daily

Checking and figuring grade and reading grade stakes

Keeping cab and floors of equipment free of trash

Other tasks outside of equipment operation as directed by supervisor; even it is below your skill level

Be dependable to your team: You work as a team and progress as a team

Education Requirements:

No minimum education requirements

Job Requirements and Qualifications:

Minimum of 2 years operating experience in specific machine hired to operate

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening and random employee pool drug/alcohol testing

Must have personal transportation to and from job sites, including out-of-town work

Must arrive on time to job site fit for duty for required shift and have personal protective equipment (PPE) and necessary tools with you.

Attend all safety meetings and maintain safe job site practices following company policy

Wear and maintain PPE as directed by supervisor and safety team, including but not limited to hard hats, safety glasses, and high visibility vests

Willingness to learn and master new tasks, duties, and responsibilities

Pay attention to job details to provide an acceptable uniform product

Identify and communicate any job site hazards

Safely and correctly operate all equipment and manual/power tools. Do not operate any equipment or tools that you have not been trained to use properly

Keep all tools in good, clean, and operating order

Demonstrate and promote safety and proper housekeeping on all job sites and shop

Display a positive attitude towards the company, fellow employees, and customers

Be responsible for working unsupervised and complete work as directed

Willingness to travel out-of-town

Work overtime as required, including some weekends

Maintain acceptable personal hygiene

Dress appropriately for working conditions

Required Tools:

Must have required tools listed below within 30 days of hire and bring them with you to the job site as needed:

Leather Work Boots

25’ Tape

Utility Knife

Hand Broom

Equipment Keys (Bobcat, Caterpillar, Komatsu, Case)

Grease Gun

2lb Sledge Hammer


25’ Tape engineers scale (tenths and inches)

4’ Level

String Line

Physical Requirements

Able to physically lift heavy materials (up to 75 pounds) frequently throughout the work shift

Ability to safely climb up and down ladders

Ability to work alone once instructions have been given

Able to complete a full day's assignments involving one or more of the following: Standing, sitting, bending, stooping, squatting, crawling, climbing, kneeling, balancing, pushing, pulling, reaching overhead, and repetitive use of arms, hands, and fingers

Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment and any other safety-related equipment

Able to work in extreme weather conditions and elements outdoor, including heat, cold, rain, mud, dust, and snow, depending on the job location

Able to work a minimum of 8 hours a day, with overtime and off-hour shifts as required

About Our Company

Founded over 20 years ago in Rapid City, SD, Site Work Specialists is an excavation, utility & site construction contractor serving South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, and North Dakota. We specialize in residential and commercial development, building site development, waterlines, excavation, utilities, mass grading, and demolition.

Whether you are new to the construction industry or have previous construction experience, we can offer you a challenging and rewarding career. Site Work Specialists is willing to train you for a challenging and rewarding career. We are looking for safety-conscious, hard-working, and dedicated individuals that take pride in their work to join our exceptional team.


This document describes the position currently available. It is not an employment contract. Our company reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Site Work Specialists provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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