Heavy Equipment Operator - Estonian Project


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Posted Date 6/24/2024
Description Job Title: Heavy Equipment Operator

Company Overview:

Primoris offers an efficient and collaborative approach with years of experience designing and building renewable power plants. Primoris is also unique in our ability to partner with other Primoris Business Operating Units to combine a mix of solar PV, BESS, O&M Services, renewable gas, or hydrogen service offerings. Primoris is committed to the safety of our employees, high quality workmanship and achieving operational excellence during the process of constructing your renewable energy facility.

Our renewable capabilities include:

Project Feasibility

Engineering & Design

Energy Modeling


Supply Chain Procurement

Self-Perform Construction

Power Delivery

O&M Services

Job Overview:

The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for operating various equipment such as Backhoe, Skid Steer, Excavator, Dozer, and other miscellaneous equipment. Must have thorough knowledge of the operation, safety, and maintenance of the equipment being operated. Must possess the ability to safely operate equipment in the presence of field crew members and utilities, ensuring the safety of all persons, equipment, property, and utilities in the area. Heavy Equipment Operators are responsible for adhering to all safety regulations and reporting any violations to field supervision immediately.

General Requirements:

  • Practice safety rules.
  • Follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Safe use of hand & power tools.
  • Report to and assist immediate supervisor.
  • Perform quality work as determined by project specifications.
  • Accountable for all tools and materials at the end of your shift.
  • Must work well as part of a team.
Functional Requirements:

  • Safety - Safety is a core value of our company and no job is so important that it cannot be completed safely. It is the responsibility of all employees to know and understand and comply with all company safety policies and federal, state, and local regulations. Employees have a responsibility to stop and correct unsafe work practices and to refuse to work in an unsafe situation.
  • Mobilization and Demobilization - Ability to mobilize equipment being operated, including loading, unloading, securing, set up and tear down.
  • Equipment Maintenance - Ensure that all equipment, vehicles, and tools are properly accounted for, used for correct purpose and are maintained.
  • Other - Serves as backup to other positions at the direction of management; and other duties as assigned.
Qualification Standards:

  • Minimum 1-2 years related experience excavating near underground utilities.
  • Valid driver's license required.
  • Class A CDL with airbrakes and tanker endorsement preferred.
Interaction with Others (Internal/Organizational and External/Customer Contact):

  • Some contact with others, including organization personnel and general public. Purpose of contact is to provide or obtain explanation or interpretation of information.
  • Requires normal courteous interaction and basic interpersonal skills and tact to communicate with others. Non-routine inquiries and/or complaints are referred to others. Other limited external contact may be required to obtain information and/or to make inquiries of others.
Problem Solving:

  • Problems generally involve the selection of choices from standard procedures, organizing work and checking results. Answers are usually found from selecting from standard choices determined by work policies or procedures.
Decision Making

  • Some independent judgment is necessary to select and apply the most appropriate solution, with frequent discussion/contact with a supervisor. Makes recommendations to work procedures, policies, and practices.
  • Post-offer drug/alcohol screen and physical evaluation.
  • New Hire Orientation Quiz
  • Applicant/employee must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of such individual or others in the workplace.
  • Job site safety requirements as required by the client (clean shaven, long sleeves, steel toe boots, etc.).
  • Safety equipment as required by the client (hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, respirator, hearing protection, safety harness with lanyard, etc.).

  • Fostering Teamwork - As a team member, the ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team; as a team leader, interest, skill, and success in getting groups to learn to work together cooperatively.
  • Attention to Communication - Ensuring that information is passed on to others who should be kept informed.
  • Customer Orientation - Demonstrated concern for satisfying one's external and/or internal customers.
  • Initiative - Identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked to or required by the situation.
  • Results Orientation - Focusing on the desired end result of one's own or one's units work; setting challenging goals, focusing effort on the goals, and meeting or exceeding them.
  • Thoroughness - Ensuring that one's own and other's work and information are complete and accurate; careful preparation for meetings and presentations; following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.
  • Flexibility - Openness to different and new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one's preferred way of doing things.
Physical Requirements:

  • Lift, push, pull up to 50 pounds daily, seldom over 50 pounds.
  • Grasp and manipulate various hand tools daily.
  • Standing for more than two hours at a time, as well twisting, bending, pulling, pushing, reaching, and stooping regularly.
  • Identify/distinguish colors and use of manual dexterity and fine motor skills.
  • Communicate orally as well as ability to hear and understand.
  • Work and operate motorized equipment as well as safely perform procedures where carelessness would potentially result in injury.
  • Work in an environment that is uncomfortable due to drafts, noise, temperature variation or similar discomforts.
  • Ability to proofread and check documents for accuracy, as well as use a keyboard to enter and transform words or data.
  • Must comply with company's drug and alcohol abuse policy.
  • Must be able to pass physical examination, pre-employment if necessary, and as required by the company.
  • Able to climb and maintain balance on ladders, scaffolding, stairways, etc.
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or work at elevated heights as well as in confined spaces (towers, vessels, excavations, etc.).
  • It is recommended to get assistance to lift items over 50 lbs. Check with your project supervisor or project safety director.
  • Must be able to work extended hours on your feet on uneven surfaces (dirt, concrete, asphalt, mud, gravel, etc.)
  • Must be clean shaven and able to work while wearing a respirator and other personal protective equipment, when required.
Work Environment:

  • Location: renewable construction sites and/or fabrication shop
  • Mobility Barriers to Access Job Site:
    • Uneven ground level
    • Obstructed pathways
    • Work performed at low and/or high elevations.
    • Work performed in confined areas.
  • Climatic/Environmental Conditions at Job Site:
    • Predominately outdoor climate
    • May be exposed to extreme hot or cold weather.
    • Excessive humidity, rain, etc.
    • Various noise levels caused by tools, machinery, equipment, etc.
    • Potential exposure to chemical substances
Pay Equity:


Primoris Renewable Energy provides the following compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that it in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position. This compensation range is based on a full-time schedule. Primoris Renewable Energy reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant's sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.

Agency Statement:

Salary26.50 Hour
Equipment Operator
Per Diem

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