Simon Contractors Construction Heavy Equipment Operator in NORTH PLATTE, Nebraska

Simon Contractors was founded nearly 50 years ago in 1954 by James E. Simon. In December, 1994, the growth, diversity and quality work of Simon Contractors got the attention of Colas and they acquired Simon Contractors.Since its inception, Simon Contractors has completed projects in most states west of the Mississippi River. Today, Simon Contractors, a Colas company, still operates with the integrity, quality and reliability it was founded on 50 years ago - a distinction the company is proud to have fostered, and one that it is determined to continue. We are currently looking for qualified candidates for the position of:HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORSummary: Operates heavy equipment, including but not limited to wheel loaders, skid loaders, compactor/rollers as needed, and other equipment on job sites.Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned:Maintain a safe working environment for all activities on projectSet up or inspect equipment prior to operation. Move levers, depress foot pedals, and turn dials to operate power machinery, such as power shovels, stripping shovels, scraper loaders, or backhoes. Receive written or oral instructions regarding material movement or excavation. Become familiar with digging plans, machine capabilities and limitations, and with efficient and safe digging procedures in a given application. Observe hand signals, grade stakes, or other markings when operating machines so that work can be performed to specifications. Move materials over short distances, such as around a construction site, factory, or warehouse. Operate machinery to perform activities such as backfilling excavations, vibrating or breaking rock or concrete, or making winter roads. Lubricate, adjust, or repair machinery and replace parts, such as gears, bearings, or bucket teeth. Create and maintain inclines and ramps, and handle slides, mud, and pit cleanings and maintenance. Measure and verify levels of rock or gravel, bases, or other excavated material. Drive machines to work sites.Requirements:Minimum of one year of experience operating various types of heavy equipment (including loaders, skid loaders, and compactors required.CDL License preferred.Mechanical skills/experience preferred. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit.Note: Position summary shown may not include ALL of the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities required. Simon Contractors uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility. SIMON CONTRACTORS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, GENDER/RACE/DISABLED/VETERAN, DRUG FREE WORKPLACE EMPLOYER