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Grader Operator

Company Description


Dragados is an international contractor established in 1941 that specializes in major infrastructure projects, including bridges, roads and highways, tunnels and underground projects, buildings, energy and environmental infrastructure, dams and hydraulic works worldwide. Dragados is the construction arm of ACS Group, one of the leading infrastructure developers in the world with presence in more than 40 countries, ranked No. 1 on ENR’s 2016 Top 250 International Contractors list.

Dragados’ success and future depends on attracting, developing and retaining diverse and skilled talent. We believe that our company’s achievement begins with great employees. Dragados began U.S. operations in 2005 and 2008 in Canada. Strategic partnerships with Schiavone, Picone, Pulice, J.F. White and Prince enhanced Dragados ability to complete large scale projects, using the latest technologies to resolve technical challenges.


Corporate Headquarters:

810 7th Avenue, 9th Floor

New York, NY 10019

Main Office: 212.779.0900


www.dragados-usa.com          www.dragados-usa.com/career

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Description: Job Title: Heavy Equipment / Grader Operator Location: Durham, NC FSLA: Non-exempt SUMMARY: 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. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTIES: • 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 REQUIREMENTS: • 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 DRAGADOS USA, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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