Heavy Equipment Operator- Northern Utah

Job Locations US-UT-Ogden | US-UT-Midvale | US-UT-Brigham City
Full Time


Job Summary: 

Heavy Equipment Operators are highly skilled individuals that operate and maintain various types of construction equipment. The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for safely and skillfully operating equipment to perform various types of work throughout our divisions (Heavy Civil, Water/Waste Water, and Natural Gas). Multiple Locations in Utah available! 


Hiring for: Heavy Civil, Natural Gas, and Water/Sewer Divisions


Whitaker Construction offers an exceptional benefit package including: 

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Employees earn shares in the company – All employees have ownership in the company and its success 
  • Competitive wages 
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, Supplemental Insurance 
  • 401K with a company match
  • Vacation 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Quarterly Incentive Program (Profit Sharing) 
  • Referral Bonuses 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 


Roles and Responsibilities: 

Including but not limited to the list below.  

  • Follow safety rules, regulations, guidelines, policies, and site-specific safety plans when performing all activities. 
  • Ability to proficiently operate three or more pieces of equipment such as Loader, Backhoe, Trackhoe, Articulated Truck, Scraper, Motor Grader, Bulldozer, Roller, Skid Steer, with or without GPS in a manner to prepare the jobsite to meet the required grades. 
  • Operate equipment safely and efficiently, while producing high quality work. 
  • Locate utilities and other buried lines or structures prior to digging. 
  • Inspect equipment and general work area prior to the start of any job. 
  • Perform routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment and operate equipment without damaging it. 
  • Operate heavy construction equipment to load, move, level, and grade dirt, rocks, or other materials in a safe and proficient manner, meeting production goals.  
  • Understanding of sloping, banking, backfilling, and stockpiling. 
  • Understanding of soil types and how they affect the work being performed. 
  • Ensures a sound understanding of the issues involving ground disturbance. 
  • Knowledge of construction stakes and grades, and Blue Stakes laws and regulations. 
  • Maintain consistent communication among field crew members by use of hand signals or radio, to align and position heavy equipment properly. 
  • Maintain the flow of work under minimal supervision. 
  • Ensure equipment is safely and securely stored. 
  • Assist Construction Laborers with labor duties. 
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned by supervisors. 


Skills and Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred. Any vocational training is strongly desired. 
  • Those with an education and/or work-related credential from a secondary or post-secondary educational system will be given preferred interview status (Precision Exams, NOCTE, etc.). 
  • A minimum of 3 years of heavy equipment operator experience with multiple types of equipment, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • Strong knowledge regarding the operation, safety, and maintenance of equipment being used. 
  • Ability to safely operate equipment around utilities, field personnel, structures, property, etc. 
  • Ability to read and understand drawings, specifications, safety, and quality standards, and effectively utilizing all tools and equipment relevant to the work. 
  • Ability to detect unsafe or hazardous conditions of equipment and work environment. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment. 
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to get to and from work. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Able and willing to work long hours including day, night, weekend shifts as needed, and work outside of normal hours. 
  • Able to walk, lift, reach, stoop, stand, grasp, balance, climb, kneel, crouch, and lift up to 50 pounds frequently. 
  • Able to work in outside environments being subjected to weather changes, noise, vibrations, and job hazards. 
  • Good hand to eye coordination. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. 


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