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Heavy Equipment Operator Ames, IA
Story Construction Co.
Heavy Equipment Operator
$Based on Experience
Story Construction Co. is an employee-owned Merit-Shop general contractor with 85 years of experience. Story offers a full range of services and delivery methods including general construction, design-build, construction management, and Nucor pre-engineered buildings. Story has complete design-build capabilities with licensed architects on staff. Markets include manufacturing/warehousing/distribution facilities; food processing; water and wastewater treatment plants; educational facilities; healthcare facilities; churches and senior living facilities.
As innovators in the construction field since 1934, we’re constantly seeking ways to improve the process of building… in a brick-and-mortar sense and a people sense.
We are passionate about the construction process because we are builders at heart. We are in a rewarding business, in the finest region of our country, doing meaningful work. If you have a desire to be part of an employee-owned company that appreciates and encourages teamwork as well as the unique contributions of intelligent individuals, we’d love to hear from you.
The operation of heavy equipment requires highly coordinated, dependable, and skilled craftspeople. In some cases, there may be as many as four critically timed and coordinated functions to be performed simultaneously, and the heavy equipment operator must be able to operate the machine in a smooth, safe, productive cycle. The Heavy Equipment Operator must be able to coordinate machine actions with other activities, positioning or moving loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members.
The Heavy Equipment Operator must be able to:
- Maintain and service equipment
- Ability to meet annual physical requirements – safety sensitive
- Operate equipment in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with the instruction manual and site conditions as well as specific OSHA requirements
- Operate Large Equipment including: small loaders, tractor hoes, large excavators, large loaders, and rough terrain forklifts
- Backhoe and Excavator Operators must be a competent person in soils classification and excavation
- Understanding and knowledge of rigging
Benefits For Full-time Heavy Equipment Operators Include:
- Paid Holidays
- Sick Leave
- Bereavement Leave
- Health Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Company-paid Term Life Insurance, AD&D
- Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Plans
- 401(k) (100% immediately vested company match)
- Travel Per Diem
- Safety Boot and prescription protective equipment reimbursement
High School diploma or GED and five years of construction experience including previous experience operating heavy equipment on construction sites.
Crane operator certification strongly preferred.
Some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected. Heavy Equipment Operators are assigned to jobsites located across the state.