Excavator/Pit Loader Operator

Production - Equipment Operators/Laborers Red Oak, Georgia


Position Summary

Responsible for running the excavator and loader. This position will primarily work in the pit and assist throughout the site as needed. Must be available for weekend work when necessary.


  • Completes daily pre and post inspection of working area
  • Effectively operates heavy equipment including pit loader and excavator in the pit
  • Ensure safe operations around conveyors, surge piles and crushers
  • Safely maintaining work areas with adequate berms and roadways
  • Performs daily preventative maintenance - tire pressure, oil, grease, diesel fuel, hoses for leaks and all moving parts for proper function
  • Maintain safe traffic flow throughout the site
  • Prioritizes SAFETY, then QUALITY, followed by PRODUCTION
  • Will take an active role in the plant safety initiatives
  • Ensure a safe work environment for self and others at all times
  • Assist with training of co-workers as needed
  • Participates in other tasks required by supervisor


  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent experience required
  • Must be safety conscious, dependable, motivated, possess a positive attitude and work with others as a team
  • Experience in operation and maintenance of a excavator and loader preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to operate excavator and pit loader
  • Working knowledge of heavy equipment
  • Effective coordination and communication skills 
  • Able and willing to cross-train in different areas of production
  • Possess strong mechanical aptitude, knowledge and skills
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled