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Equipment Operator - Excavator - Moore Haven, Fl


Moore Haven, FL, US

Requisition ID: 28465 

Position Summary

The Heavy Equipment Operator apprentice is learning all tasks and/or working under the direction of an experienced craft worker to operate one or several types of power construction equipment to excavate, move and/or grade material. 

Experience Level


Primary Responsibilities and Duties

•    Operate a variety of vehicles and large heavy equipment while performing maintenance and repairs on roads and rights-of-way including loading, hauling and dumping on smooth to extremely rough surfaces.
•    Load gravel, dirt and sand; smooth and grade roads; spread rock and gravel.
•    Trench and construct ditches for installation of culverts, water pipes and sewer pipes; remove silt and debris.
•    Knowledgeable of equipment in respect to checking and maintaining all fluid levels and lubrication.
•    May be asked to instruct and train employees in the safe operation of construction equipment and tools and in job techniques and skills
•    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
•    Assist other crafts when equipment is not in use


•    May require a high school diploma or its equivalent with previous years of experience in the field or in a related area.
•    Must possess knowledge skills and abilities for position.
•    Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions and communicate effectively with management/supervision.
•    Field experience in chosen craft discipline.
•    Knowledge of the safe and efficient use of hand tools, power tools and layout tools.


•    Able to meet all physical requirements. 
•    Must have all required tools
•    Expected to climb and work at heights and in confined spaces (may exceed 200 ft)
•    Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions
•    Able to work overtime, nights, and weekends as required by the workload  
•    Pass pre-employment requirements
•    Observe and comply with all safety and project rules, maintain clear work area, properly care for tools and materials.
•    Performs other duties as required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


Few contractors can build what Kiewit builds, the way Kiewit builds it. We only hire the best — and our family mentality will drive you to continue to be the best.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, Kiewit careers offer opportunities to tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or a safer transportation network, you’re bound to make an impact in new and exciting ways.


Nearest Major Market: Fort Myers