HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR – SEWER/WATER

Job Location

On Site-Northern Utah

Type of Job

Full Time

Published Date

About the job

RESPONSIBILITIES and DUTIES:  

 

Including but not limited to the list below.  

 

• Follow safety rules, regulations, guidelines, policies, and site-specific safety plans when performing 

all activities. 

• Ability to proficiently operate three or more pieces of equipment such as Loader, Backhoe, 

Trackhoe, Compactor, etc. in a manner to prepare the jobsite to meet the required grades. 

• Operate equipment safely and efficiently, while producing high quality work. 

• Locate utilities and other buried lines or structures prior to digging.  

• Inspect equipment and general work area prior to the start of any job. 

• Perform routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment and operate 

equipment without damaging it. 

• Operate heavy construction equipment for the installation of sanitary sewer, storm drain, culinary 

water, and irrigation lines in a safe and proficient manner, meeting production goals. 

• Load trucks with materials, rock, and dirt with various types of equipment. 

• Understanding of soil types and how they affect the work being performed and the hazards they 

present. 

• Knowledge of construction stakes and grades, and Blue Stakes laws and regulations. 

• Actively aware of surroundings near the equipment to maintain safe operation and distances from 

potential hazards such as underground utility lines, overhead utility lines, other equipment, and 

other workers. 

• Maintain the flow of work under minimal supervision. 

• Ensure equipment is safely and securely stored. 

• Assist Construction Laborers with labor duties. 

• Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned by supervisors. 

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS and SKILLS: 


• High School Diploma or GED preferred. Any vocational training is strongly desired. 

• Those with an education and/or work-related credential from a secondary or post-secondary 

educational system will be given preferred interview status (Precision Exams, NOCTE, etc.). 

• A minimum of 3 years of heavy equipment operator experience with multiple types of equipment, 

or equivalent combination of education and experience.  

• Strong knowledge regarding the operation, safety, and maintenance of equipment being used. 

• Ability to safely operate equipment around utilities, field personnel, structures, property, etc. 

• Ability to read and understand drawings, specifications, safety, and quality standards, and 

effectively utilizing all tools and equipment relevant to the work. 

• Ability to detect unsafe or hazardous conditions of equipment and work environment. 

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

• Working knowledge of methods, materials, and tools used in sanitary sewer, storm drain, culinary 

water, and irrigation construction work. 

• Ability to work effectively in a team environment. 

• Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to get to and from work. 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 


• Able and willing to work long hours including day, night, weekend shifts as needed, and work 

outside of normal hours. 

• Able to walk, lift, reach, stoop, stand, grasp, balance, climb, kneel, crouch, and lift up to 50 pounds 

frequently. 

• Able to work in outside environments being subjected to weather changes, noise, vibrations, and job 

hazards. 

• Good hand to eye coordination. 

• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, 

peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Benefits

Whitaker Construction offers an exceptional benefit package including:

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Employees earn shares in the company – All employees have ownership in the company and its success

  • Competitive wages

  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, Supplemental Insurance

  • 401 K and Match

  • Vacation

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Personal Days

  • Quarterly Incentive Program (profit sharing)

  • Referral Bonuses

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

About us

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

The ADA defines “reasonable accommodation” as a change or adjustment to a job or work
environment that allows a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential
functions of a particular job, and does not cause an undue hardship for the employer.
Whitaker Construction is an “equal opportunity employer.” Whitaker will not discriminate and will
take “affirmative action” measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment,
advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other
conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, creed, color,
national origin, or sex.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Address

Brigham City, UT, USA

WHITAKER CONSTRUCTION CO.

(435) 723-2921

44 South 1050 West 

Brigham City, UT 84302

6891 South 700 West Ste 200

Midvale, UT 84047

1506 S Silicone Way #3B

St George, UT 84770

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