Heavy Equipment Operator

West Palm Beach, FL

Job Description

Coastal Waste & Recycling is a locally owned and operated South Florida based solid waste and recycling, hauling and disposal company with locations in Hobe Sound, West Palm Beach, Pompano Beach and Miami, Florida.

Coastal Waste & Recycling provides competitive pay and benefits to employees and a pleasant work environment with the potential for advancement. We are currently seeking safety oriented, dependable, productive and experienced Heavy Equipment Operators to join our growing team.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Lead Heavy Equipment Operator

  • Operate multiple types of heavy equipment primarily but not limited to Excavators and Loaders
  • Operate machines or equipment in a safe and secure way.
  • Perform periodical safety, maintenance or servicing checks to ensure proper functioning of the equipment.
  • Inform and advise the management or maintenance staff for major repairs or maintenance
  • Work in adherence to safe practices, procedures, work site or traffic laws.
  • Reports to the site manager
  • Perform other duties, as and when assigned

Knowledge Requirement

A heavy equipment operator must possess knowledge to perform his/her job satisfactorily. The essential criteria must include the knowledge of:

  • Heavy equipment operation
  • Maintenance of heavy and power-driven equipment
  • General safety practices

Skills and Abilities

  • Must have physical ability to stand strenuous and busy work environmental
  • Possess physical strength to operate heavy and power-driven equipment
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Ability to communicate and interact both verbally and written
  • Ability to complete work projects on time and in an effective manner
  • Can work independently with minimum supervision
  • Good relationship building ability

Training and Educational Qualification

A heavy equipment operator should possess a high school diploma as the minimum educational criteria. Degrees or courses from vocational schools in construction equipment operation and maintenance add an extra edge.

This job entails on-the-job training. This helps to sharpen skills and attain the essential knowledge of equipment, operation and specific technologies.

Heavy equipment operators must have a driver’s license to work on the equipment.

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1700 NW 33rd Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33064

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