Equipment Operator
Moorestown, NJ  / New York, NY  / Philadelphia, PA 
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description
KEMRON Environmental Services, Inc. is an Employee-Owned company.

General Summary of the Position
The Equipment Operator must have the ability to safely and efficiently operate a variety of heavy equipment utilized in the construction of Landfill caps, road construction, excavation of contaminated material, loading trucks and Clearing and Grubbing required to complete remediation requirements of the specific site and excavation of contaminated soil, backfill of material and finish grading consistent with standard environmental procedures proficiently. Requires knowledge of equipment maintenance and equipment capabilities and maintain equipment in safe operating condition with the ability to identify and report repairs needed by mechanic.

Essential Duties
  • Operate multiple types of heavy equipment of various sizes and weights able to establish required grades and cuts within acceptable tolerances
  • Properly follow company and OSHA safety procedures.  Bring problems to the attention of the Foreman, Superintendent, Safety Director or HR Manager
  • Follow Daily Procedures & Protocols as set forth in job orientations and trainings
  • Perform routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refer defects or needed repairs to supervisor; keeping equipment clean
  • Assist in the installation and maintenance of traffic control devices. Control traffic at work sites by flagging to guide traffic through work areas, as required or assigned
  • Assist as laborers and/or technicians as requested by supervisors and foreman to expedite work as needed and aid personnel to operate the site in a safe manner
  • Pass training in shoring and sloping as required by OSHA, safety requirements, KEMRON SOPs and Military safety requirements
Physical Work Activities and Exposure
  • Operators must have visual acuity for both near and far distances and better than average coordination in order to operate both hand and foot levers simultaneously. They must have good judgment in order to perform complicated tasks and must be able to work closely with other crafts without constant supervision. Operators must be constantly alert and observant of their surroundings.
  • Work is regularly performed in outside weather conditions, including rain and extreme heat, near moving mechanical parts
  • Exposure to wet and/or humid conditions, vibration, dust, asphalt, and/or hazardous material
  • Will frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds
  • The noise level is usually loud
  • Extended sitting or operation of equipment
  • Use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Walk short distances, sometimes over uneven terrain
  • Pass required medical monitoring to work while using respiratory protection including Air Purifying Respirators, and supplied air respirators
  • Understand and follow KEMRON SOPs for specific task(s)
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
  • Considerable knowledge of heavy-equipment operating principles on multiple types of equipment.  Ability to operate the equipment under varying working conditions
  • Working knowledge of methods, materials and tools used in environmental remediation and construction work
  • Working knowledge of hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operations and work safely
  • Ability to perform manual work requiring periods of extensive physical exertion and potential exposure to adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to work from construction specifications or blueprints and achieve grades and specifications as design efficiently
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions
  • Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency
  • Operate GPS and Laser guided indicator systems to meet grade specifications
  • Determine the correct equipment best suited for specific tasks
Education, Training and Experience Required
  • Requires five (5) years of experience in operating heavy equipment, two (2) of which must be related to environmental construction
  • Must have sufficient education to make appropriate arithmetic equations and complete written documentation; or an equivalent combination of experience, education and training that provides the desired knowledge, skills and characteristics
  • Requires 40-hour OSHA Hazardous Waste worker training
  • Requires 8-hour refresher training as required by OSHA
  • Certified first aid and CPR training preferred
Special Requirements
  • Must possess valid and appropriate state driver’s license with no active violations within the previous three years prior to employment and have good driving history approved by KEMRON’s insurance carrier that qualifies employee to drive company vehicles.  (CDL holders are preferred)
  • Must understand and sign-off on Corporate and worksite Health and Safety Plan(s)
  • Must have sloping and shoring training
  • Must have Equipment Operator Safety Training
  • 5 (five) years of experience required

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Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
5+ years
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