Oak Hill - Operator Equip Apprentice 3-104449

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Date: Jul 9, 2024

Location: Henderson, TX, US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : Overland Contracting Inc  

Req Id : 104449 

Job Title : Oak Hill - Operator Equip Apprentice 3-104449  

Location : PJHENDERS 

Business Unit Sector : OCI-BVOPS-CONSTRUCTION 

Opportunity Type : Craft (non-union) 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Job Summary

Apprentice will receive classroom and on the job training for Construction Equipment Operator.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Safety and Work Habits                 
    • Demonstrate positive working habits and work attendance
    • Practice safety procedures including pre task and planning and identifying hazards
    • Demonstrate knowledge of performing Lock Out Tag Out and other safety requirements
  • Use and Care Hand Tools, Power Tools, Equipment and Machinery         
    • Identify, select, and properly use tools, equipment, machinery, and materials
    • Load, move, and unload materials and equipment to the appropriate locations
    • Inspect, clean, and service tools, equipment, and machinery as required
  • Operate Heavy-Duty Construction or Installation Equipment and Machinery
    • Operate machinery such as bulldozers, trench excavators, road graders, or backhoes by properly using ignitions, throttles, switches, levers, and pedals to operate
    • Properly use and position trucks, tractors, power cranes, shovels, graders, or other machinery to load and move dirt, rocks, materials, and equipment
    • Load, secure, lift or hoist materials and equipment through proper hand and audio signals
  • Codes, Standards, Plans, Drawings, and Schematics
    • Review blueprints, plans, or diagrams to identify work requirements and sequences
    • Properly use lift plans and schematics to accurately excavate, transport and/or place materials
    • Document and record of use of materials and equipment, and any nonconformances
    • Locate underground services, including pipes and wires, prior to beginning work
  • Attend a sequence of Related Technical Instruction which will be delivered through a combination of traditional classroom training, virtual training and or independent study, which may include electronic media. Due to regional and local code differences and climate conditions, sequence of instructional competencies/modules are a suggestion only.  Apprentices must complete a minimum of 144 hours per year of related instruction from a combination of three areas: (1) Introduction to Construction; (2) Safety; and (3) Concentration or Elective areas. Courses may be substituted if needed due to local conditions, training providers, job specific roles and responsibilities, or planned career pathways. 
    • Skid Steers
    • Scrapers
    • Finishing and Grading
    • Compaction Equipment
    • Backhoes
    • Dozers and Excavators
  • Participate in all safety related processes and programs as requested. Engage with your work team to ensure we achieve zero injuries. Understand that no job is so important that your safety and that of your crew will be compromised. Watch for hazards and report any concerns to your supervisor or safety professional.  If needed,  use your stop work authority until the issue is resolved.
  • Report all accidents and near misses to supervisor; participate in investigation process as needed.

Management Responsibilities

Individual Contributor

Preferred Qualifications

NCCER Heavy Equipment Operations

NCCER Highway / Heavy Construction

NCCER Rigger

NCCER Site Layout

Minimum Qualifications

1.5 – 2.25 years’ experience or 3001 – 4500 hours as an equipment operator. Developing knowledge of the operating limitations and safe work practices associated with each piece of equipment being operated. A copy of the executed Medical Examiner's Certificate must be on file before any operation begins. Commercial driver's license is required when the equipment will be operated on public roads.  Must be at least 18 years of age.

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


NCCER Heavy Equipment Operations

NCCER Highway / Heavy Construction

NCCER Rigger

NCCER Site Layout

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Lift and carry heavy items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Stand, Kneel, Bend, Stoop, Move in and around confined and cluttered places, and uneven areas, see and hear naturally or with correction.
  • Full range of motion and flexibility consistent with requirements of the job duties.
  • Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls according to a set procedure.
  • Requires repetitive movement.
  • Climb and maintain balance on steel framework, stairs, ladders and scaffolds.
  • Work up to a 12-hour shift doing hard physical labor in varying temperature extremes and other outside conditions.
  • Typical construction site environment
  • Requires working in cramped work spaces and getting into awkward positions.
  • Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32F degrees) temperatures and exposure to inclement weather such as dust, wind, snow, rain, etc.
  • Requires working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions
  • Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
  • Work around hazardous equipment.
  • This position is considered a safety sensitive position.


Salary Plan

EQU: Equipment Operations

Job Grade


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