Heavy Equipment Operator

GE Vernova | Schenectady, NY

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Posted Date 6/04/2024
Description Job Description Summary
Under general supervision operate various pieces of heavy construction equipment in support of site facilities maintenance operations. To include wheel loaders, backhoes, 45T mobile crane, dump trucks, mini-excavators, track excavators, skid steers, snowplow trucks, pickup trucks, fork trucks, tractor trailers with flatbeds, telescoping material handler, concrete road saw, compaction roller, air compressor, and vibratory compactor. To also include hand tools and handheld power tools, concrete core drill and jack hammer.

Job Description


Troubleshoot & identify problems using diagnostic equipment and reading and interpreting schematics and diagrams & OEM manuals

Basic Maintenance to include regularly scheduled PM's, checking and changing of oil and fluids, replacing worn parts such as starters, batteries, tires, brakes & pads, wheel bearings, and sensor repairs.

Advanced maintenance to include repairs such as transmission & differential overhauls, engine rebuilds, and electronic system troubleshooting.

Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair hydraulic and pneumatic systems and hose replacements.

Perform minor steel and aluminum fabrications for repairs to equipment

Perform snow plowing and snow removal for the site using wheel loaders with pusher blades, plow trucks with salters, skid steer with snow blower, push snow blowers, and handheld ice chisels and shovels as needed to provide an overall safe environment for all site employees.

Perform inter-plant trucking when required to pick up and deliver material and supplies

Work at heights in scissor lifts and boom lifts

Operate fork trucks for material movement and unloading of deliveries

Ensure proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies

Promote continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices

Order materials and parts for job execution

Request quotes from OEM vendors

Use current CMMS work order system to process and complete job assignments

Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned


A.A.S. two-year degree or equivalent in applicable field of study


Military advanced training in applicable field


Journeyman credentials in applicable field


CDL Driver's License

New York State Vehicle Inspector certification

New York State Mobile Crane operator certification

Welding & torch cutting experience

The pay range for this position is $30.90 to $37.61 per hour. You will be eligible for overtime.

Healthcare benefits include medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage; access to a Health Coach, a 24/7 nurse-based resource; and access to the Employee Assistance Program, providing 24/7 confidential assessment, counseling and referral services. Retirement benefits include the GE Retirement Savings Plan, a tax-advantaged 401(k) savings opportunity with company matching contributions and company retirement contributions, as well as access to Fidelity resources and planning consultants. Other benefits include tuition assistance, adoption assistance, paid parental leave, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid time-off for vacation or illness.

General Electric Company, Ropcor, Inc., their successors, and in some cases their affiliates, each sponsor certain employee benefit plans or programs (i.e., is a Sponsor"). Each Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, amend, suspend, replace, or modify its benefit plans and programs at any time and for any reason, in its sole discretion. No individual has a vested right to any benefit under a Sponsor's welfare benefit plan or program. This document does not create a contract of employment with any individual.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

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