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Universal Equipment Operator (Materials)

Job Summary

The Universal Equipment Operator is a skilled position involving the safe and efficient operation of various construction equipment including dozers, loaders, excavators, graders, and haul trucks. 



  • Operates front-end loaders, dozers, backhoes, haul trucks, and other mobile equipment
  • Loads trucks and maintains proper quantities of material to be loaded
  • Follow directions of Foreman as to daily tasks and expectations
  • Completes visual and daily safety inspection of equipment to ensure safe operations
  • Performs routine inspection and maintenance on vehicles such as checking oil, water, and tires
  • Follows established traffic patterns avoiding road hazards and other hazardous conditions
  • Ensures that safety, compliance, environmental, and OSHA and MSHA requirements are always followed
  • Performs other duties as assigned


High school diploma or GED


  • Experience operating heavy equipment, specifically large dozers in a mining/construction environment
  • Able to operate heavy equipment while following safety procedures
  • Knowledge of light and heavy equipment operation and maintenance
  • Knowledge of basic vehicle inspection and maintenance including tire pressure, checking oil and water levels
  • Must be willing to work outdoors in extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, and other unusual elements, such as loud noise, dirt, dust, fumes, etc.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule including overtime and weekend hours as required
  • MSHA training certification a plus



At CalPortland, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that provides health and financial support to our most important resources: our employees.  Your benefits are an important part of your overall compensation at CalPortland. That’s why we give you a wide range of benefits to choose from.  All regular full time employees may enroll in a variety of health and welfare plans including medical, dental and vision plans.  Other benefits include life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, and retirement program.  The company also has a variety of voluntary benefits for employees to choose from.

Conditions of Employment

Successful candidate must submit to post-offer pre-employment physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, and background check. Some positions require FMCSA regulated on-going drug and alcohol testing.


Universal Equipment Operator (Materials)

Job Req ID:  1731
Job Type:  Hourly - Full-Time

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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