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Equipment Operator (14096)

Company: Kokosing, Inc.
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

We are seeking Equipment Operators (Heavy Highway - Roadway/Bridge projects) in the Tidewater region of Virginia (Chesapeake/Newport News/Norfolk).
Equipment Operators needed for heavy highway/utility projects; ability to run Excavator, Loader and Dozer preferred.


  • Checks all fluids before starting engine.
  • Works as needed on pipe/utility crews - work safely inside a trench box.
  • Works as needed on bridge projects - moving or placing materials.
  • Receives written or oral instructions from supervisor.
  • Performs routine maintenance such as lubricating, fueling, and cleaning.
  • Observes and understands markings on ground, hand signals, or grade stakes.
  • Operates equipment in safe and responsible manner.
  • When Operator work is not available, works with and assists crews by performing other duties as requested.
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Prior experience in position required. Experience must be commensurate with requirements of Project - will vary depending on project. Minimum five years related experience and/or training.

    Certified or approved by Safety Department or Competent person.
    Must pass practical test.

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The Operator has a physically strenuous and demanding job that requires agility. When operating equipment, the Operator must be able to climb in and out of the piece of equipment safely. To climb onto the equipment the Operator uses both hands to grab hold of cab mounted hand grips and raises one foot up to 30 inches (from the ground) onto a step. Uses arm and leg power to lift his/her body up to the tread of the step. This process is repeated until the Operator reaches the cab. The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The operation of the equipment requires the use of both hands and arms for steering and moving levers and legs to operate foot controls and pedals. These activities are repeated throughout the work day. When there is no operator work required, the employee may assist the crew and perform other duties with physical demands. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Construction sites may be in isolated or in high traffic areas around other equipment and workers.
    Kokosing offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, life, and disability insurance, paid time off and a 401K plan.

    Kokosing is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action federal and state contractor. The company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.Kokosing Construction Company, Inc. ( is one of America's 60 largest General Contractors and services a broad spectrum of clients in both the private and public business sectors. Kokosing's services include the construction of highways, bridges, asphalt and concrete pavement, and underground utilities. For 70 years, Kokosing has successfully attracted the most qualified technical personnel in the construction industry by offering visible challenges, superior quality, and attractive rewards. With over $800 million in annual sales and a commitment to its workforce, Kokosing Construction Company, Inc. is the winning team.

Keywords: Kokosing, Inc., Chesapeake , Equipment Operator (14096), Other , Chesapeake, Virginia

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