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Loader Operator

Job Summary

The Loader Operator is responsible for operating the loader in a safe and appropriate manner. This position operates loaders equipped with hydraulic quick change attachments.



Completion of High school diploma or equivalent preferred. At least five (5) years of experience in the operation of heavy equipment. Must have knowledge of road construction materials, road construction processes and industry requirements. Must have the ability to communicate effectively. Must have knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures including but not limited to backing up procedures, incident reporting, required personal safety equipment and lifting of heavy loads. Must have knowledge of equipment operation, cleaning and maintenance requirements.


Essential Function


The responsibilities of the Loader Operator include, but are not limited to:


  • Operate the Loader and other heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.

  • Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment.

  • Understand and follow directions from supervisors as to required work area.

  • Operate Loader controls to lower and tilt bucket and drive forward to force bucket into bulk material; Move lever to raise and tilt bucket when filled, or to dump material.

  • Ensure a sound understanding of the issues involving ground disturbance.

  • Operate Loader on public or private roadways, maintaining proper awareness of ones surroundings.

  • Perform routine cleaning and maintenance to ensure smooth operation of the Loader.

  • Operate other heavy equipment and other construction related duties as required.

  • Performs other routine duties as directed by the Foreman. Other routine duties may be shoveling,

       cleaning tracks, undercarriages, curbs, asphalt, clearing off grade stakes, spotting and daylighting utilities.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, work environment and physical demands may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Environment

Work Schedule is Monday to Friday 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise levels at the job sites are usually loud. The position regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside conditions that include inclement weather,heat and humidity, and exposure to dust and asphalt.

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