Heavy Equipment Operator

The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for safely and efficiently operating various heavy equipment in the field in support of company projects. In addition to operating heavy equipment, the operator will be responsible for inspecting, providing preventative maintenance and occasional repair to equipment. 

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ensures Health and Safety is the number one goal by following policies, processes, and acting in a safe manner at all times
  • Operate various pieces of heavy equipment in accordance with company procedures and safety regulations
  • Load and unload equipment from vehicles and trailers
  • Regularly clean equipment to preserve its quality and functionality
  • Complete project status documents including waste manifests and daily cut sheets efficiently and timely
  • Be a part of emergency response action team
  • Wear appropriate personal protective (PPE) equipment for tasks
  • Must be able to extend scheduled working hours to accommodate emergency coverage or complete work in progress
  • Available to support projects throughout the state


Language Skills

Abilities to read and interpret documents, able to write routine reports and correspondence.

Ability to speak effectively before groups of personnel and employees.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Specific physical requirements include the following:

  • Exert up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
  • Ability to stand, sit or walk for a minimum of 4 hours while conducting regular work duties

Work Environment

The characteristics described here are representative of the typical work conditions while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee will frequently be exposed to extreme temperatures,wet and/or humid conditions, hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals and material. The noise level in the environment is moderately noisy.

  • Exterior environment involves hazards, requiring the use of protective equipment that conforms to OSHA regulations and some physical discomfort due to temperature,dust and noise.
  • Maybe required to work in confined spaces, on ladders and rooftops
  • Maybe required to work in adverse weather conditions
  • Hazards include possible exposure to toxic, corrosive, or flammable chemicals.
  • Work involves being around dangerous equipment.


Must comply with company, federal, state and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.

Cliff Berry Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual’s race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age,physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity,citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • 3+years previous heavy equipment experience (loader/track hoe/bob cat/combination back hoe/mini excavator/grader)
  • Previous background in maintaining, inspecting, cleaning and repairing such equipment
  • Mechanical knowledge of heavy equipment
  • Working knowledge of safety procedures and application of safety principles
Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus, Class A or B CDL Driver License a plus
Ft Lauderdale

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