Heavy Equipment Operator

Youngblood Excavating & Contracting

Posted February 21, 2019

Job Description:


  • Operates equipment of various sizes and weights while loading and unloading various materials
  • Operates equipment such as dozer, backhoe, man-lift, road grader, front-end loader, excavators , skid steers, and tractor with dirt pan
  • Operates jackhammers, mowers, brush chippers and other small equipment and tools to maintain street and utility systems.
  • Works with and assists the line crew in digging ditches and trenches, hoisting material, tools, equipment, and any related work with a backhoe, front end loader, dozer, and excavator
  • Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or repairs to the supervisor.
  • Cleans, greases, and fuels equipment.
  • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.
  • Ability to use site transits, laser levels and measuring tools
  • Have a positive upbeat attitude, motivated and willing to grow with the company
  • Take direction well from others and be willing to learn new tasks and take on new responsibility
  • Capable of performing work at set tolerances while still maintaining set production rates


  • Hazwoper training and experience
  • High school and trade school required
  • GPS knowledge a plus
  • 5-10 years’ experience running heavy equipment, including: excavators, dozers, rubber tire loaders, skid steers
  • Knowledge of the construction industry
  • CDL is recommended but not required
  • Knowledge of light and heavy equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Knowledge of basic vehicle inspection and maintenance including tire pressure, checking oil and water levels.
  • Ability to read, understand, and follow site plans a plus.
  • Must be able to pass random drug screening
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

To Apply for this position:

Please send resume to or you can come by the office at 150 Hickory Rd, Hickory KY 42051.

150 Hickory Road
Hickory, KY 42051
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