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Heavy Equipment Operator

Company: Denali Water Solutions
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Heavy Equipment Operator - Compost Facility Operator - Grand Rapids, MI

$2,000 operator sign-on bonus

* -This position is year round - NO shut down/lay off for the winter--

Job Summary: This position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all compost equipment, including but not limited to front-end loaders, compost turners, wood grinders and screeners. The position reports to the Operations Manager. Must be able to operate large pieces of equipment in a safe and effective manner and also be able to self-perform preventative maintenance and troubleshoot minor issues with the operating equipment.

This position is a safety sensitive position and requires a clear mind and diligence. The employee has the responsibility for his/her own safety as well as the safety of others.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

* Shovel materials as required; may be required to perform clean up/janitorial tasks throughout the Facility.
* Perform entry-level work in the repair and maintenance of the related equipment and machinery.
* Use hand and power tools as required to operate, repair and maintain related equipment.
* Check condition of equipment; performs operations and safety check prior to using equipment; maintain tools and equipment used in the repair and maintenance of assigned equipment; fuel vehicles/equipment; inspect and perform safety checks on vehicles/equipment; clean vehicles/equipment; report the need for repairs.
* Document work performed and prepares records and reports.
* Operate vehicle to travel to various Agency facilities and locations.
* Request parts, tools, materials and supplies.
* May operate compost equipment, air compressors and related tools and equipment.
* Assist Facility/Agency mechanics in the repair and maintenance of assigned equipment.
* Respond to emergencies as necessary.
* May be required to train for fire response; may be required to respond to fires.
* Incumbent may be trained to operate any of the following types of equipment; front-end loaders, backhoes, dump trucks, pickup trucks, skip loaders, water trucks and other light, medium and heavy duty motorized equipment associated with the operation of the Facility.

Knowledge of:

Practices, methods, techniques, tools and equipment common to the operation of a processing Facility, construction fields; operation, care and preventative techniques for Facility equipment and assigned power tools; Occupational hazards and standard safety practices and procedures related to the work; basic shop mathematics; basic business English; operation of motorized power equipment; Agency rules, procedures and practices governing the areas of responsibility.

Ability to:

Learn and perform entry-level tasks in the operation of light, medium and heavy duty motorized power equipment; operate the tools and equipment common to the repair and maintenance of assigned equipment; follow oral and written instructions; write simple correspondence related to the work; establish and maintain effective relationships with those encountered in the course of the work; use and exercise initiative in daily work activities; shop mathematics; read and interpret safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures, operational instructions and general correspondence related to the work being performed; handle stress in a professional manner.


* One year of experience or the equivalent of training and experience in the use of hand and power tools, operation of light, medium and heavy duty motorized power equipment; light, medium and heavy duty equipment associated with construction, manufacturing facility maintenance or production. Education
* Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent
* Horizontal Grinder Experience (Preferred)
* Compost Industry Experience (A Plus)
* Mechanically Incline (A Plus)


* Hourly, to be determined


We offer an extensive and competitive benefit plan for all our full-time employees as we value their time and commitment. Our benefits include:

* Free Medical for the individual employee
* Dental
* Vision
* Generous 401k match up to 4%
* Company paid Long Term Disability
* Company-paid Short Term Disability
* Company paid AD&D.
* Company paid Life.
* Voluntary life for employees and family
* Heath Savings plan
* Paid Time Off
* Sick Time
* Paid weekly.

Please Note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: Denali Water Solutions, Grand Rapids , Heavy Equipment Operator, Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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