Excavator Operator

Location: Merced CA Posted Date: February 13, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 10181BR Careermine Job Id: 1833922
Lehigh Hanson is seeking a qualified Excavator Operator for it's Merced, CA Aggregate operation.  The Excavator Operator is responsible for loading haul trucks in pit area.
 
Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt and other concrete products.
 
Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, the global market leader in aggregates with leading positions in cement, concrete and other downstream activities. Following the acquisition of Italcementi, the company employs some 63,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in around 60 countries.
 
Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled
 
Responsibilities
 
  • Conduct a thorough safety inspection daily on equipment and fill out all required  paperwork
  • Safe, effective utilization of equipment to load haul trucks and clear overburden ahead of mining operation
  • Assist in moving pit pumps
  • Daily preventive maintenance and lubrication of equipment
  • Monitor unusual vibrations, noise or wear patterns and inform supervisor
  • Other job duties as assigned
Skills and Qualifications 
 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • 2 years prior excavator (or other large mobile equipment) experience preferred
  • Previous experience in open pit mining operations and aggregate products a plus
  • Ability to work different shifts, holidays and/or overtime as required
  • MSHA Part 48 training a plus
  • Have some mechanical knowledge
  • Physical Requirements: sitting, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, twisting, climbing, balancing, bending (bending at the waist, lifting above the waist and lifting below the waist), kneeling, reaching, grasping (use of both hands), squatting, repetitive motions, manipulative finger movements with both hands, use of wrists (flexing or rotating with both wrists), use of both feet, use of arms above and below shoulder, work extended periods of time in same position, perform duties in all climates i.e. weather, extreme temperatures, tolerate heights, lift and carry up to 75 lbs., work in confined spaces, capable of wearing respiratory and other personal protective equipment