Heavy Equipment Operator

at Aleut Support Services LLC - MAIN
Location Quantico
Date Posted November 25, 2021
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified


Under general supervision, perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled work in the operation of light, medium and heavy equipment and light to heavy-duty trucks. Perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties related to deactivation, decommissioning, demolition, remediation and construction.



* High school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED) preferred. Two to five (1) years experience as an Equipment Operator.


* Considerable knowledge of equipment operations and construction and maintenance procedures.
* Must possess a working knowledge of grades and blueprints.
* Knowledge of heavy equipment operation and equipment safety.
* Knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures.


* Skill in operation of assigned equipment to include motorized vehicles and equipment, including excavator, shears, grapple, backhoe, bulldozer, roller/compactor, loader, dump truck pickup truck, utility truck, Ability to interpret plans, drawings, and written instructions and specifications.
* Ability to read and understand work orders and organize work with minimum supervision.
* Ability to work effectively and amicably with other people.
* Ability to hear and speak, to communicate in-person and over a telephone and/or radio.
* Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.
* Ability to work independently or in a team situation.
* Possess basic problem-solving and math skills.


* Must possess a valid State Driver's License.
* Ability to pass a pre-employment background check.
* Ability to pass HAZWOPER physical and wear a respirator if required for project.
* Ability to pass pre-employment and random drug screens.
* Must be available for regular standby assignments and work scheduled off-hours and emergency overtime as required.
* Must be available for assignment to projects that require overnight travel.


* None


* DOE L or Q security clearance a plus
* Current 8-hr. HAZWOPER Refresher training
* Radworker II training


* Operate excavators, shears, grapples, skidsteers, loaders and other miscellaneous heavy equipment in a safe and controlled manner.
* May operate heavy equipment on a training basis, example, grader, track loader.
* Perform required manual labor as required to support the overall project requirements; check and service assigned equipment.
* Perform routine maintenance and emergency repairs, report complex mechanical problems for shop repairs.
* May assist in loading and unloading of trucks, laying of pipe, using air tools and
* Jackhammers and other hand tools related to job.
* Train less skilled employees in operation and care of equipment.


* Communication - ability to read and interpret maintenance and repair manuals; ability to write routine work orders; ability to communicate clearly and succinctly on a basic and technical level.
* Skills - basic heavy equipment operation. Basic skill operating a variety of equipment including hand and power tools.
* Reasoning - ability to solve practical problems; ability to interpret and understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.


* Must possess strength, stamina and mobility to perform heavy physical work outdoors in all weather conditions and with exposure to potentially hazardous conditions.
* Required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.
* Required to stand, walk and talk or hear. Regularly required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and smell.
* Must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
* Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


* Perform any or all duties normally assigned to less skilled employees; perform other related duties as required.

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