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Excavator Operator

Company: Midlands Contracting Inc
Location: Kearney
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a skilled Excavator Operator to join our growing construction company. A strong work ethic, attention to detail, willingness to travel, and dependability are a must. Job Details

  • $27 per hour and up depending on experience
  • 50 or more hours per week (no weekend work)
  • Some projects require being out of town Monday-Friday (home on weekends)
  • Transportation provided from Kearney, NE when working out of town
  • Paid travel time
  • Hotel paid by company
  • Nightly per diem for meals when working out of town
  • Year-round employment (no winter layoffs) Requirements
    • 5+ years previous experience as an Excavator Operator performing the tasks listed below.
    • Previous experience and the ability to run an excavator in a safe and efficient manner is required.
    • Experience running excavators in pipe laying operations is required.
    • Ability to run backfill excavator and/or lead excavator in pipeline operations.
    • Operation of backfill excavator normally involves use of sheepsfoot compaction wheel. Must be able to achieve specified compaction moisture and density requirements.
    • Operation of lead excavator will require use of trench boxes, shoring, sloping, benching, etc.
    • Responsible for maintenance and basic repairs of excavator.
    • Ability to calculate slopes and grades, perform surveying, use pipe laser, etc. for pipe laying.
    • Some manual labor is required each day.
    • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds individually or as a team when carrying loads heavier than 50 pounds.
    • Ability to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time.
    • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl throughout each day.
    • Operate other heavy equipment consistent with skill level and training.
    • Willingness to abide by all safety rules. Safety training will be provided on the job and via formal training.
    • Valid driver's license preferred but not required.
    • Ability to pass a pre-employment (post-offer) drug screen.
    • Must be authorized to work in the US. Benefits
      • Paid vacations, PTO, and holidays.
      • Health Insurance: Company pays half of the premiums for employee and family members
      • Life Insurance: Company pays half of the premiums for employee and family members
      • 401k plan including company match (immediate vesting of company match)
      • Cafeteria/Flexible Benefits Plan
      • Aflac Supplemental Insurance

Keywords: Midlands Contracting Inc, Grand Island , Excavator Operator, Other , Kearney, Nebraska

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