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Heavy Equipment Operator


Woodson Incorporated has an immediate opening for a heavy equipment operator. 


Maintains and operates various pieces of equipment on the customer’s job sites and at company locations.


  • Drives and operates trucks and equipment*.
  • Loads and hauls equipment according to qualification status*.
  • Operates all equipment and tools on site and trains others on the proper operation of equipment including maintenance as to where all alimites and other items are that receive daily and weekly maintenance*.
  • Follows Basic Machine Maintenance.
  • Oversees and maintains the equipment assigned.
  • Repairs and maintains equipment on job site.
  • Completes scheduled services to include the replacement of service stickers, pulling oil samples, and proper notation on weekly maintenance reports.
  • Completes weekly equipment reports and turn in on time.
  • Works in conjunction with all members on the crew.
  • Takes direction from the crew foreman as to the order and manner that activities are to be accomplished.
  • Discusses alternatives to help increase safety and productivity.
  • Works with crew to meet the daily work schedule, goals and daily task.
  • Ensure all employees, subs, and site visitors are following safety guidelines and have signed the tailboard and the JSA.
  • Work with foresters to mark risk trees and identifies hazard trees.
  • Performs fence repair, gate installation, finding access, and traffic control.
  • Communicates with landowners and customers.
  • Maintains minimum stocking level of supplies, and tools for equipment repair and crew safety
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the crew foreman.
  • As an employee of Woodson Incorporated it will be required for you to complete work that is not in your job description and may include work that requires physical exertion in remote locations, void of sanitary facilities, in extreme weather conditions both hot and cold and precipitation, during light of day, during the night and quite possibly in flooded areas.
  • Attend and occasionally conduct Tailboards and Hazard Analysis for the crew.
  • Shall follow all company safety guidelines.
  • Shall wear all appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required for the job duties.
  • Shall speak up and inform the crew foreman if other members of the crew, other contractors on-site, or members of the general public on-site are not working or behaving in a safe manner.
  • Report safety violations, incidents, or near misses to crew foreman.

Physical Requirements

Required to:

Sit for up to 4 hours
Squat for up to 30 minutes, or
Stand for up to 8 hours

  • Height for climbing – 6’ (Required to climb a ladder, stairs, or tree for up to 6’.)
  • Maximum single step height – 2’ (Required to make a maximum single step height of up to 2’ with one leg.)
  • Maximum weight carried while climbing – 30lbs (Required to carry up to 30 lbs while climbing ladder, stairs, or tree.)
  • Crawl height – 2’ (Required to be able to crawl under a 2’ crawl space.)
  • Small space/hole – 2.5’ wide (Required to be able to fit through a 2.5’ wide crawl space.)
  • Max weight single hand – 30lbs (Required to be able to lift up to 30 lbs with a single hand.)
  • Max weight both hands – 60lbs (Required to be able to lift up to 60 lbs with both hands.)
  • Max floor to waist lift – 75lbs (Required to be able to lift up to 75 lbs from the floor to the waist.)
  • Above shoulder lift – 40lbs (Required to be able to lift up to 40 lbs from the floor to above the shoulders)

Travel Required:

80% to 100%


We see our people as our greatest asset and work with a safety first mindset.  Woodson Inc. offers competitive pay, full benefits including: paid health insurance, paid vacation and holidays.

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