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Grader Operator

Company Description

Dragados is a member of ACS Group’s Construction Division. ACS Group has earned worldwide recognition as an expert in the promotion, development, construction and management of infrastructures and services. The group shows a lasting commitment to contributing to the development of the countries in which it has a presence by bringing about improvements in their well-being and sustainable growth through:

• The development of infrastructures, civil engineering, industrial installations, energy plants, telecommunications systems and wastewater treatment plants;

• The provision of services for the purpose of the comprehensive management of urban, logistic and industrial infrastructures;

• Active participation in the sectors essential to the economic and social development of any developed country, such as infrastructures and energy.

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Job Title:                                  Heavy Equipment / Grader Operator   
Location:                                  Durham, NC
FSLA:                                      Non-exempt


The Heavy Equipment / Grader Operator  is responsible for operating one or several types of power construction equipment, such as front end loader, roller, bulldozer, or excavator in order to move, excavate, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavements.



• Take action to avoid potential hazards and obstructions, such as utility lines, other equipment, other workers, and falling objects.
• Start engines, move throttles, switches, and levers, and depress pedals to operate such stated machines
• Locate underground services, such as pipes and wires, prior to beginning work.
• Monitor operations to ensure that health and safety standards are met.
• Align machines with reference stakes and guidelines or ground or position equipment, following hand signals of other workers.
• Load and move dirt, rocks, equipment, and materials, using trucks, crawler tractors, shovels, graders, or related equipment.
• Coordinate machine actions with other activities, positioning or moving loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members.
• Operate dozer / grader safely and efficiently;
• Cut ditches, slopes, grades, clear brush, shape and dress slopes and other earthmoving activities;
• Maintain grade by either communicating with a grade checker, using machine mounted lasers, or by use of machine mounted GPS;
• Ability to setup, set, and take down rotating laser equipment;
• Must be able to read grade stakes, perform arithmetic, or other basic functions used to determine grade;
• Must be able to endure a high production environment for extended periods of time;
• Must be able to operate in tight, congested work areas with multiple other activities occurring immediately around the machine;
• Learn and follow safety regulations.
• Performs other duties as assigned


• Must have minimum of 3 years experience running, maneuvering, driving, and navigating equipment such as bulldozer, excavators, rollers, and front-end loaders.
• Must have previous grader experience
• Strongly prefer candidates with High School Diploma
• Must be able to communicate with others to convey information effectively.
• Must be accustomed to working outdoors with exposure to all weather conditions
• Must be able to perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials
• Ability to lift 25 pounds
• Must demonstrate attention to details
• Must be knowledgeable of safety procedures and practices
• Performs other duties as assigned


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