Heavy Equipment Operator-Freedom, NY

Gutchess Lumber Company Inc. | Freedom, NY

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Posted Date 2/05/2024
Description Job description

  • Operates a variety of "Heavy Equipment" machines used in the transport of materials on
  • Company property.
  • Positions material to be transported in a Safe and Secure fashion prior to transport
  • Maintains clear vision while during transport
  • Unloads slowly controlling proper placement of transported materials
  • Performs preventive maintenance on equipment
  • Performs daily inspections noting any fluid leaks or potential operating problem areas
  • Actively participates as a team player in performing equipment maintenance
  • Is constantly observing the area around this work station so as not to endanger personnel or Company property.
  • Properly secures machine before leaving the cab
  • Must be able to achieve and sustain an production pace enabling the accomplishment of goals.
  • Accurate Scale and Grade of all logs received into the GLC yard.
1. Gutchess Professionalism:

Treat all vendors with respect


Prompt service

Confidential treatment of all data

2. Rolling stock

Understand GLC Safety protocols and the safe use thereof.
  • Environmental
Understand and comply with all SWPPP plans.

Understand and comply with GLC spill procedures
  • Monitor Log yard receipts for quality on a daily basis.
  • Report to Wood Procurement Manager quality challenges
  • Daily tracking of receipts into Log yard
Vendor and harvester information by load and log

Number logs


  • May be required to lift boards/equipment ranging in weight from 25 - 100 lbs.
  • Must be capable of climbing stairs.
  • This will require repetitive frequent twisting, turning, and bending.

* Held accountable for the housekeeping surrounding this work area including the

inside of the cab.

Personal Protective Equipment

* Work gloves are required in this area.

Pre-assignment Training:

* Employee will be supervised in operation to ensure safety standards are understood

and practices prior to authorizing the use of this piece of equipment.


Licenses: None

Years of Experience: Can be learned on the job

Note: This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by their supervisor.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $17.00 - $26.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
Salary21.50 Hour
Equipment Operator
Per Diem
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