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  • Job reference: RMS0191324

Excavator Operator

  • Sector: Infrastructure & Construction
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 27/02/2018
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (27/03/18)
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The Role:
Job Purpose:
Reporting to the Foreman, the Excavator Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the construction excavator/hoe. The Excavator Operator uses mechanical controls to operate the boom, arm and bucket to excavate, level off and work the ground.

Key Responsibilities:
The responsibilities of the Excavator/Hoe Operator include, but are not limited to:
Equipment Operation
* Operate the excavator/hoe and other heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.
* Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment.
* Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment, and clean, lubricate and refill equipment as necessary.
* Work with ground personnel in the excavation and installation process of laying pipe on line and grade.
* Ensure trench is excavated to the proper depth/grade.
* Responsible for placement of water, storm and sanitary sewer pipe in the excavation.
* Follow directions of ground crew regarding craning, gravel placement and grading.
* Cut grade with minimal time spent on excavating to ensure production is on schedule.
* Conduct trench work, which meets OH&S requirements.
* Operate Excavator/Hoe on public roadways, maintaining proper awareness of ones surroundings.
* Ensure a sound understanding of the issues involving ground disturbance.
* Be aware of proper rigging of pipe, manhole barrels, etc. and ensure safe work procedures are followed during the lowering of materials into the excavation.
* Perform routine cleaning and maintenance to ensure smooth operation of the Excavator/Hoe.
* Train new employees in the safe and efficient operation of the Excavator/Hoe.
* Operate other heavy equipment and other construction related duties as required.
* Must ensure a solid understanding of, and comply with the principles of the company's Code of Ethics.
* Must examine situations in light of the principles of the Code of Ethics.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Education, Training and Certifications
 High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred
 Class 5 Drivers License
Work Experience
 Minimum 3 to 5 years' experience within the mining industry is desired
 2 to 3 years' experience operating an Excavator/Hoe is required.
Technical Knowledge
 Knowledge of Excavator/Hoes and other heavy equipment.
 Knowledge road construction materials, road construction processes and industry requirements.
 Understanding of computerized controls and electronics.
Transferable Skills
 Interpersonal skills
 Time Management
 Heavy Equipment Operation
 Communication skills
 Confidence

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Education, Training and Certifications
 High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred
 Class 5 Drivers License
Work Experience
 Minimum 3 to 5 years' experience within the mining industry is desired
 2 to 3 years' experience operating an Excavator/Hoe is required.
Technical Knowledge
 Knowledge of Excavator/Hoes and other heavy equipment.
 Knowledge road construction materials, road construction processes and industry requirements.
 Understanding of computerized controls and electronics.
Transferable Skills
 Interpersonal skills
 Time Management
 Heavy Equipment Operation
 Communication skills
 Confidence
Abilities
 Demonstrate professionalism
 Have a sense of urgency to meet deadlines
 Multi-task and set priorities effectively
 Excellent hand, eye and foot coordination
 Accomplish goals in a team environment
 Attention to detail
 Excellent sense of balance
 Possess a positive "can do" attitude
Working Conditions
 Out of town travel is required.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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