Equipment Operator
Job Details
Sussex - Seaford, DE
Full Time
High School
Skilled Labor - Trades



The Equipment Operator safely operates various pieces of heavy equipment in the mining and production process of aggregates.

Essential Functions:

  1. Operate equipment (excavator, backhoe, dozer and other heavy equipment) to push, pull, lift, stack, tier or transport bulk materials to and from mine site, storage or processing areas, feed conveyors, hoppers or chutes, and load trucks or railcars.
  2. Maintain separate piles of different types of material by understanding the differences between the types of material and reading the site plan.
  3. Maintain proper levels of aggregates and raw material, including keeping the hoppers full of aggregates. Notify manager of impending shortages on a timely basis.
  4. Stock pile excess raw material to be processed and break up large rocks to a manageable size as needed.
  5. Keep equipment and plant site clean at all times.
  6. Perform all pre and post-trip inspections and complete daily inspection reports.
  7. Operate vehicles and equipment in a safe manner. Follow proper procedures and complete required documentation if an accident or injury occurs. Notify manager or Safety Department as required.
  8. Understand and comply with all safety rules set forth by the company and governmental regulatory agencies. Notify manager and the Safety Manager immediately of any potential or current safety problems.
  9. Wear required PPE.
  10. Follow all environmental regulations and clean up any excess material that could cause environmental problems.
  11. Lock and secure assigned equipment daily at the end of the shift or as otherwise required, including removing keys from assigned equipment daily.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Non-Essential Functions:

  1. Perform miscellaneous duties and outside labor as requested, which may include, but not limited to, cleaning up around the plant, sweeping, shoveling, moving wheelbarrows, picking up equipment or supplies.
  2. Fill in for colleagues (at other locations) as needed.


Work Environment:

  • Work time will be outdoor/field.
  • Exposure to dust and fumes/offensive smells.
  • Exposure to chemicals such as fuel, grease and oil.
  • Close proximity to moving mechanical parts.
  • Noise level will be moderate to loud.

Physical Demands:

  • Lift a maximum weight of 100 lbs., repetitively lift 100 lbs., carry approximately 50 lbs., push/pull approximately 50 lbs., and climb in and out of equipment frequently. Other repetitive motion work hand and foot levers in equipment consistently.
  • Sit 8 hours per day, walk 2 hours per day, and climb the other 1 hour per day.



  • Experience operating heavy equipment such as excavators, backhoes, dozers, etc.

Special Skills:

  • Verbal communication.
  • Basic computer knowledge. Ability to learn and use iPad, iPhone and company software applications.


  • CPR/First Aid (preferred).

Industry Related Experience or Skills:

  • Knowledge of sand and gravel products and operations.
  • Knowledge of site plans (preferred).

Education Required: None

Preferred Education: High School

Bilingual in Spanish Preferred: No