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Equipment Operator 1

You are a quick thinker, cautious when need-be yet decisive. You love to move dirt and rocks. You are a clear communicator.

As a commercial equipment operator (Level 1) you operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement.

You may repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.

  • Learn and follow safety regulations.
  • Take actions to avoid potential hazards and obstruct ions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers, and falling objects.
  • Load and move dirt, rocks, equipment, and materials, using trucks, crawler tractors, shovels, graders, or related equipment.
  • Drive and maneuver equipment equipped with blades in successive passes over working areas to remove topsoil, vegetation, and rocks, and to distribute and level earth or terrain.
  • Coordinate machine actions with other activities, positioning or moving loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members.

Supervisory Responsibilities   This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Current Drivers License
Osha 10 – or will receive training within 90 days of hire

Other Skills and Abilities

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Start engines, move throttles, switches and levers and depress pedals to operate machines such as bulldozers, trench excavators, road graders and backhoes.
  • A field test and trial will be conducted to determine the skill level and competency of operator on different equipment.
  • Experience operating larger loaders (IT38 size), Rubber Tire Backhoe and Mini-Excavators.
  • Average ability to operate large and mid-sized excavators, has experience operating dozers, hammer and screening plant.

 Excavator Operators:

  • Experienced working with trench boxes and at depths of 12’ to 20’
  • Experienced in working with a pipe crew, capable of excavating and maintaining trench depth using hand signals
  • Experienced in setting structures, headwalls, cisterns, etc.
  • Able to excavate and shape pond using a laser and magnetic receiver.
  • Capable of excavating for frost walls for foundations, backfilling trenches for site utilities, backfilling for site lighting and pole bases, loading aggregate materials into dump trucks.
  • Able to screen loam.

 Bulldozer Operators:

  •  Capable of establishing and maintaining grades in roadways and parking lot.
  • Experienced in fine grading.
  • Capable of building rip rap slopes
  • Capable of stumping and grubbing, rough grading roadways and parking lots and spreading loam.

 Loader Operator:

  • Capable of building stock piles, working with a pipe crew, feeding pipe materials, bedding material, backfilling, etc.
  • Capable of loading aggregate materials into dump trucks.
  • Capable of screening topsoil.
  • Operation Monitoring – Watching gauges, dials or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Equipment Selection – Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do the job.
  • Equipment Maintenance – Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.


  • Quality: Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity: Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Attendance/Punctuality: Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions;
  • Completes tasks on time and notifies appropriate person when task is complete.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Qualifications  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience  High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.
Minimum 1- 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Language Skills  Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.   Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Mathematical Skills   Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Static Strength – The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.

Trunk Strength – The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without ‘giving out’ or fatiguing.

Arm-Hand Steadiness – The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


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Hutter Construction Corporation
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 257
New Ipswich, NH 03071

Or hand deliver your application to:
Hutter Construction Corporation
810 Turnpike Road
New Ipswich, NH 03071

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(603) 878-2300 or e-mail us at
Hutter Construction is an equal opportunity employer.