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Heavy Equipment Operator – Shelton

Heavy Equipment Operator – Shelton

Oak Ridge Waste and Recycling is looking for an experienced Heavy Equipment Operator for it’s Shelton, CT facility. Monday thru Friday either 1st shift 5:00am to 3:00pm or 2nd shift 3:00pm to 12:00am, and some weekend availability is needed. Pay rate starts in the range of $18.00 + per hour and is commensurate on level of experience.

Heavy Equipment Operator Job Summary

We have an immediate opening for a Heavy Equipment Operator. Candidates should have at least one year of experience operating a variety of heavy equipment, including front loaders, mini excavators, and cranes. You will be responsible for inspecting trucks before and after you use them, load and unload cargo and waste, and move large pallets of inventory from one area to another. When necessary, you will also perform routine maintenance on the machines or recommend they be sent out for repairs. All equipment operators must follow company and governmental safety guidelines at all times.

Heavy Equipment Operator Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate heavy equipment in compliance with the company’s operating safety policies and procedures.
  • Provide recommendations for maintaining and improving environmental performance.
  • Load and unload equipment from vehicles and trailers.
  • Ensure company equipment, material, and the work site are maintained, kept clean, and stored in a safe manner. Collect and dispose of scrap, excess materials, and refuse.
  • Complete required paperwork, reporting, and other documentation.
  • Inspect large equipment before and after use to ensure they are working properly
  • Load and unload cargo / waste and refuse and move them to the appropriate storage area
  • Follow all safety procedures while operating equipment
  • Perform regular maintenance and minor repairs when necessary
  • Report needs for larger repairs to the appropriate parties

Heavy Equipment Operator Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Licensed to use Heavy Equipment
  • 1+ years of experience working with heavy equipment
  • Possession of a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or a willingness to obtain the license
  • Knowledge of proper operation of heavy equipment as well as safety standards
  • Strong work ethic and physical ability to lift 50+ pounds
  • Operate heavy equipment in compliance with the company’s operating safety policies and procedures.
  • Provide recommendations for maintaining and improving environmental performance.
  • Load and unload equipment from vehicles and trailers.
  • Ensure company equipment, material, and the work site are maintained, kept clean, and stored in a safe manner. Collect and dispose of scrap, excess materials, and refuse.
  • Complete required paperwork, reporting, and other documentation.
Job Category: Hauling Division
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Shelton

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