Heavy Equipment Operator Responsibilities


Overall responsibility – in charge of general care and operation of specific equipment in order to facilitate project progress in a safe and productive manner.

Specific tasks:

  • Keeping machine clean and orderly.
  • Checking and monitoring essential fluids such as oil, fuel, DEF, and the like.
  • Notifying foreman, superintendent and/or shop personnel about problems and maintenance issues.
  • Keeping tracks, wheels, cabs, operating points clear of dirt, mud, sand and other foreign objects or debris that would cause unnecessary wear.
  • Operation of equipment to meet the needs of the project per the direction of the project foreman and/or superintendent.
  • Operation of equipment with safety at the forefront of any processes.