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Articulating Truck Operator

Job Title: Heavy Equipment Operator

Reports To: On-Site Kevin Kent Const, LLC Foreman

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Prepared By: Bobbie Jo Vastine

Prepared Date: 10/26/2016


Summary: Drive Caterpillar Articulating Off-Road Haul Truck equipped with dump body to transport and dump loose materials such as sand, gravel, and crushed rock materials at mine site.



  • $16.50 per hour for beginning wage.
  • $30.00 per day "Housing Allowance" for job sites which are 61+ miles away from home address on file.
  • Opportunity for pay raises quarterly based on performance, skill, and dependability.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include, but are not limited to the following (in no particular order)

  • Must be able to or willing to learn to operate haul truck equipment.
  • Assist in equipment repairs, clean-up, and re-fueling.
  • Perform pre-shift safety inspection on equipment.
  • Responsible for good housekeeping of equipment.
  • Adhere to MSHA and company safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform duties with minimum supervision.
  • Job location will vary, as Kevin Kent Const. LLC is a subcontractor on the Mine Sites and will move out of location to the next upon completing the job.  This may be as little as 2 weeks or as long as 12 months.
  • Job may require out of town and even overnight travel.


Minimum Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • Prefer previous experience with heavy mobile equipment, but not required.
  • Must provide own transportation to and from job-site.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be able to read equipment operating manual.
  • Must be able to complete a pre-shift inspection report.
  • Must be able to communicate in English.
  • Must be able to wear all required MSHA safety equipment.
  • Must be able to read and interpret gauges.
  • Work in a TEAM environment – Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Must be able to identify materials to ensure correct product is being hauled.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Motivation – Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.
  • Planning/Organizing – Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Physical Requirements:

  • Must have good hand/eye coordination and be able to operate hand/foot controls.
  • Possess good vision to perceive depth at close range and distances up to 150 feet.
  • Must be able to climb on and off equipment to operate and service multiple times in one shift.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, climb and reach around mobile equipment.
  • Capable of lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to sit and operate equipment for long periods up to 10+ hours per day.
  • Must work outside in all weather conditions consistent with extreme ambient temperatures: heat, cold, wetness, dryness, dust, and noisy conditions.
  • Must be able to work at various heights.


Working Conditions and Hazards:

  • Equipment is air conditioned and heat controlled; however there will be times when outside assignments could require periods of work in all weather conditions: heat, cold, wet, or dry.
  • Exposure to dust, sand, gravel, diesel exhaust, etc.
  • Periods of noise levels are possible by sources including: engine noise, air compressors, air-powered equipment and tools, etc.


Additional Experience and Requirements:

  • MSHA certification for work at above ground mine sites: If no proof of certification can be given, employer will provide 4 hours paid training at the home shop located in Lucas, IA (travel not provided/non transportation pay) prior to beginning work and additional 20 hours within 90 days to be held at the current job-site location.
  • Attend weekly "Tool-box" safety meetings.
  • Attend  Mandatory 8 hour Annual MSHA Refresher Training in Lucas, IA each March: paid training and lunch provided (travel not provided/non transportation pay).
  • Must have safety steel-toe, or composite material, work boot (other safety requirements provided by employer upon hire and normal wear and tear; however are employees responsibility if misplaced or misused).



  • Employee Medical after 60/before 90 days of hire: 80% Employer paid, 20% employee responsibility and automatically deducted weekly.
  • Family/Dependant Medical Optional: 100% Employee responsibility and automatically deducted weekly.
  • Direct Deposit Payroll-Weekly.
  • Paid Vacation beginning after 12 Months.
  • Employee Life Insurance



Kevin Kent Construction is an EEO/AA Employer.
Qualified minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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