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Jalisco International Inc Heavy Equipment Operator in Denver, Colorado

Position: Heavy Equipment Operator

Reports To: Crew Foreman

Schedule: Typically, Mon - Fri 7:00a - 6:00p. Varies based on project. Some weekend and night work required.


Operate various heavy equipment, lay out for various excavations, backfills, road grading, assembly and installation of large drain pipe including: Reinforced Concrete Pipe (RCP), Reinforced Concrete Box (RCB), and Corrugated Metal Pipe (CMP) on company projects.


(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is illustrative ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.

Safety and efficiently operate various required machinery including but not limited to excavator, front end loader, motor grader, skid steer, roller compactor, etc.

Studies project specifications with project superintendent to plan procedures for pipe installation sequencing.

Coordinates activities with supervisors daily.

Operates assigned heavy equipment to stock pile, excavate, backfill, grade, clear and grub, install and backfill pipe and culverts, etc.

Inspects work site to determine sequencing and method of pipe installation and survey for potential hazards or safety concerns.

Responsible for crew safety.

Plans drain pipe installation to reduce inference with other project activities and traveling public.

Comply with company policies.

Establish safe work environment that complies with OSHA standards and company safety program.

Comply with federal, state and company environmental policies.

Observes assigned equipment to detect machinery malfunctions. Operates machinery to verify repair.

Inspects work to ensure that workmanship conforms to specifications and the adherence to construction schedules.

Uses instruments such as lasers, grade rods, eye levels and transit levels to set appropriate grade for pipe installation.

Travel to and from job site in company trade area (CO, NE)


Minimum of two years operating heavy equipment on highway / civil projects.


Position requires employee to frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, handle objects, reach outward, and reach above head and shoulders, climb, descend, squat, kneel, bend, and occasionally lift carry/push/pull/move/drag on flat ground or steep slopes up to 75 lbs.


Work is outdoors. Working conditions range from frigid to hot temps, high winds, flying dust, slipping hazards and conditions and frequently exposed to loud noise from heavy equipment and machinery.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Some knowledge of proper use of equipment, materials and supplies used in heavy/highway construction work.

  • Some knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions.

  • Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule.

  • Ability to repeatedly lift and carry heavy objects (75+ pounds), walk and stand for long periods of time and perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions.

  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

  • Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely.

  • Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions.

  • Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.

Education, Training and Experience

  • Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the work.

  • Willingness and ability to perform manual work following verbal and written instructions.

Work Context

  • Regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust and asphalt.

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull or carry objects, use abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue and to effectively jump, sprint or throw an object.

  • Requires good manual dexterity (hand, hand with arm, two hands) and multi-limb coordination.

  • Noise level is generally loud.

  • Must be able to quickly move arms and legs.

  • Excellent stamina is required.

Benefits and Pay:

  • Pay Range: $24.00 – 28.00 (Davis Bacon)

  • Benefits: Employer Paid

  • Medical (after approximately 3 months)

  • Dental (after approximately 3 months)

  • Vision: (after approximately 3 months)

  • Profit Sharing 401(k) (immediately vested)

  • Includes employer contribution of 5% of gross earnings.

Job Site Locations:

  • Denver (Metro), Colorado

  • Sydnie, Nebraska

Special Requirements:

Must be able to pass controlled substance tests prior to and at all times during employment.