Equipment Operator- Telehandler/Loader/Excavator

BEC Craft | Knoxville, TN

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Posted Date 6/10/2024


Bowen is a self-performing general contractor with operation centers across the country.  Bowen delivers self-perform construction services including site, civil, structural, boilermaker and mechanical construction.  With a history in Water, Wastewater, Energy and Industrial Markets, Bowen is a nationwide Industrial Water, CSO, ELG, and CCR construction expert.  Bowen has constructed over 1,000 treatment facilities, and has strong physical-chemical, biological, evaporator experience with multiple technology partners. We serve Private and Municipal Water/Wastewater clients and Energy/Industrial clients by striving to be the most Resourceful, and Responsive construction company anywhere, all with the goal of bringing the best Results on each project.  

The Light Equipment Operator is responsible for safely and efficiently maintaining and operating Telehandlers, Skid-Steers, Loaders, and Excavators. This position is expected to continually work to obtain knowledge and experience, enroute to advancing his or her career. This advancement in knowledge and experience will be verified through testing and certification completion.  Once these requirements have been met, the employee is able to advance.  

Our teamwork environment may require all employees from time to time to perform other duties outside of their job description and normal work functions.  Our standard work environment will be on a project site that is subjected to outdoor weather conditions and must utilize proper personal protective equipment (PPE) in preparation for a variety of potential hazards.  


  • Primary responsibility is to operate Telehandlers, Skid-Steers, Loaders, and Excavators.  
  • Willing to take on other job-related responsibilities as requested by supervision and as limited by your individual qualifications. 
  • May also operate other construction equipment, if qualified. 
  • Turns valves, shifts levers, turns hand wheels, and depresses pedals to drive machines and control equipment and attachments. 
  • Perform maintenance duties such as cleaning, greasing, and oiling machines and equipment. 
  • Must know the manufacturer’s specifications and limitations applicable to the operation of all heavy equipment, such as load capacities, operating speeds, special hazard warnings, and instructions. 
  • Troubleshooting equipment in order to maintain the equipment in an operable and reliable state. 
  • Must know standard hand signals and should also be knowledgeable of pertinent OSHA-regulations. 
  • Validate proper rigging prior to making all lifts. 
  • Working within all Bowen and client guidelines. 
  • Completion of JSA’s. 
  • Must be able to recognize hazards in excavations, rigging, and loading/unloading of material.  
  • Fully participate in health, safety, quality, and environmental processes.  
  • Is an ambassador of Bowen to the client, other contractors, and to the public.  
  • Leadership and Training   
  • Must be willing to work well as part of a team.  
  • Must be willing to provide guidance and on the job training experience to the other crafts.  


  • Complete appropriate Bowen skills assessment test(s).  
  • Must have appropriate Operators Certification Card(s) to meet all state, local, and plant requirements.   
  • Must be able to meet D.O.T. requirements, if required.  
  • Sound knowledge of rigging skills.   
  • Must have valid driver’s license or other government issued identification.  
  • Must comply with Bowen’s drug and alcohol policy.  
  • Must be able to climb ladders and stairways.  
  • Must be able to carry 50 lbs. of tools and/or materials.  
  • Must be able to work at elevated heights as well as in confined spaces. (towers, vessels, excavations, etc.). Specifically able to enter confined space for inspections and understanding of work.  
  • Must be able to work on your feet on uneven surfaces. (Dirt, concrete, asphalt, mud, gravel, etc.)  
  • Must be able to pass applicable site-specific training.  
  • Must undertake the appropriate safety/environmental training commensurate with the position and location.  
  • Must be able to read and understand safety instructions, signs, labels and permits in English.  


  • Must have 2-5 years of experience working with Telehandlers, Skid-Steers and JLG, etc. comparable to the ones you will be running.  
  • Forklift certification.  
  • Must be willing to attend continued training required by Bowen when deemed necessary.  


  • High School Education  
Salary30.00 Hour
Equipment Operator
Per Diem
Per Diem Offered
Per Diem Amount
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$150.00 a day per diem paid days worked. Maximum of $600.00 a week.
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Project length
12 months
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