Heavy Equipment Operator

Craft - Operators Prudhoe Bay, Alaska


Position Summary:

The Heavy Equipment Operator operates light and heavy duty ground motorized equipment such as Excavators, Loaders, Graders, Trucks, Power Cranes, Tractors, Shovels or other related equipment. Operates machinery in construction to excavate, load, dig, vibrate or break rocks or concrete, debris, dirt, or other materials.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Loading and unloading tractor trailers.
  • Competently Operate Loader using forks & bucket, stinger and Telehandler Forklift to support industrial oilfield construction activities and snow removal.
  • Competently Operate a 300 Series Excavator to install underground utilities-piping and rigging and other appropriate use of Excavation
  • Competently Operate Loader and Grader to construct small (100x100) Tank Pads and/or other hazardous materials.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Work Experience: Two (2) years’ experience installing flow lines, sales gas tie-ins, and pipeline
  • License/Certifications:
    • Valid Driver’s License with a clean driving record
    • Valid Commercial Driver’s License (Class A) and current DOT Medical
    •  North Slope Training Cooperative (NSTC) Training required
  • Post Job Offer Requirements:

    • Take and pass a pre-employment drug test
    • Take and pass a Fit-for-Duty Examination

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: 

  • Knowledge of Heavy Civil Construction and characteristics of all equipment functions and operations
  • Knowledge of proper equipment use conducive to conditions and assignment
  • Knowledge of Hazardous Materials and Safety Regulations and industry practices related to equipment use and operation
  • Skills in operating heavy equipment and machines proficiently and safely
  • Skills in daily maintenance of machines including repairs and inspecting equipment to identify possible problems
  • Skills in use of Computer/Laptop or other supporting devices commensurate with program and job applications
  • Ability to use time and equipment efficiently in order to complete projects on time
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to handle stress and possess positive trait even in difficult or challenging situations
  • Ability to attend training sessions, seminars and appropriate educational classes required by department

Physical Demand/Work Environment:

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. 

  • The employee is required to talk, hear, see, sit, stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Visual acuity must be adequate to perform all required tasks in a safe manner. 

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. 

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and may require use of ear plugs on occasion.
  • Work condition is outside environment (job site/field site) that may have inclement weather conditions.
  • The employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts, vehicles and equipment. 


The above job description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job.  The description shall not however, be construed as a complete job listing of all duties, which may be required from day-to-day.