Heavy Equipment Operator, Construction

Tepa Companies | Colorado Springs, CO

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Posted Date 5/07/2024

The Tepa Companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians. They deliver comprehensive and sustainable solutions to federal, state, local and private-sector clients throughout the United States. The tribally owned companies work independently and collaboratively to provide wide-ranging construction, engineering, environmental, industrial, staffing and technology services. Established in 2005, the Tepa Companies employ people in offices across the United States, including California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, and Texas.

When you join Tepa Companies, you have the opportunity to expand your entrepreneurial skill set while growing professionally alongside the best in the industry. You will have the opportunity to impact your team, the organization as a whole and subsequently, our Tribe.

We seek out top talent to provide the best services for our clients. We focus on being a responsible company for our employees and their families by creating a culture that reflects our core values and offering competitive pay and benefits packages. Tepa Companies is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workforce.

LOCATION - Project Sites in the Mountain States


The Equipment Operator is responsible for performing various equipment operating activities on a construction site. The Equipment Operator will regularly perform Laborer job functions based on client and project requirements.

Equipment Operator:
  • Operates various construction equipment safely and efficiently, including: excavators, loaders, graders, scrapers, skid loaders, and rollers.
  • Performs daily equipment inspection and maintenance requirements with proper documentation in compliance with company policies.
  • Offloads or load outs construction materials and/or debris.
  • Reads and interprets surveying staking pertaining to grade control and utilities.
  • Interacts with geotechnical engineer and interpret testing results.
  • Performs other duties associated with the operation and maintenance of equipment.
  • Identifies and operates hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, saws, power drills, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments.
  • Cleans and prepares construction sites to eliminate possible hazards, including rubble and debris.
  • Reads and interprets plans, instructions, and specifications.
  • Controls passing traffic.
  • Signals Equipment Operators to facilitate alignment, movement, and adjustment of equipment.
  • Identifies and follows safe working procedures.
  • Identifies and stops unsafe work practices that present imminent danger to others.
  • Performs other physical labor and responsibilities as assigned, including: digs ditches and trenches, backfills excavations, seals structural components, measures and records areas, unloads and identifies materials, assembles and erects equipment including scaffolding, pours concrete, and sets braces to support the sides of excavations.
  • 10+ years' experience operating construction equipment: excavators, loaders, graders, scrapers, skid loaders, and rollers.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly with Superintendents, Equipment Operators, Laborers and all other personnel on site.
  • Must be able to read and understand construction drawings.
  • Listen to and understand information and direction verbally.
  • Listen to and understand information and direction in writing.
  • Knowledge of use of power and hand tools, materials, and equipment used on construction sites.
  • Knowledge of excavation and backfilling methods, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures specific to labor work, including OSHA standards.
  • Demonstrate willingness to take on job challenges.
  • Demonstrate energy and stamina to accomplish work tasks.
  • Demonstrate reliability, responsibility, and dependability.
  • Demonstrate careful attention to detail and thoroughness.
  • Ability to work with crew members.
  • Valid driver's license. Commercial Driver's License is preferred, but not required.
  • Must be able to get badged on military facilities.
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen and back ground check.
  • Weekend and evening hours may be required.
Salary28.00 Hour
Equipment Operator
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