Heavy Equipment Drivers


Ahmadi, Kuwait - 54353

Heavy equipment refers to the set of machines or vehicles which is used for the purpose of construction, engineering or digging earth. Because of its big size, heavy weight and critical operating methods, handling and operating such equipment require specialized skills. Trucks, bulldozers, cranes, snow blowers, excavators, compactors, etc., are such equipment to name a few. Heavy equipment operator responsibilities are carried out by a skilled person who does this job with safety and precision. He/she also has the responsibility of cleaning, maintaining and servicing the equipment periodically to increase its life. Heavy equipment operators may work for construction companies, engineering companies, mining, or heavy utility organizations.
Operating and maintaining all heavy equipment requires a lot of experience, training and knowledge of machines and its parts. Such an operator must possess mechanical skills to perform his/her job in a strenuous and dangerous work environment. To become a heavy equipment operator, one must have these skills and should be completely trained to perform the job duties. This article will further state the list of requirements and responsibilities of a heavy equipment operator.

Skills and Abilities
  • Must have physical ability to stand strenuous and dangerous work environmental
  • Possess physical strength to operate heavy and power-driven equipment
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Ability to communicate and interact both verbally and written
  • A keen eye to details and good decision making skills
  • Manage to handle emergency situations, work pressure and stress
  • Ability to complete work projects on time and in an effective manner
  • Possess a deep analytical understanding and problem solving skills
  • Devoted in following code of ethics
  • Can work independently with minimum supervision
  • Good relationship building ability
  • Flexible to work during odd hours
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Duties and Responsibilities of a Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Provide support to successful completion of construction and engineering work
  • Operate all heavy equipment like cranes, earth movers, bulldozers, front-end loaders, and other related equipment.
  • Operate the equipment in the right direction and angles to prevent accidents and damage of property.
  • Ensure and manage the machines or equipment in a safe and secure way.
  • Perform periodical safety, maintenance or servicing checks to ensure proper functioning of the equipment.
  • Perform minor repair works during functioning problems
  • Inform and advise the management or repairmen for major repairs or maintenance
  • Drive and control the equipment
  • Perform road work, excavation work, lifting work, etc.
  • Respond to signals and directions by the staff and work in coordination with them
  • Maintain proper coordination and cooperation with the road and transport system while driving/working, so that the normal activities are not disrupted.
  • Operate the equipment manually and also through the use of electronic or technical methods of operation.
  • Work in adherence to safe practices, procedures, work site or traffic laws.
  • Maintain a database in the computer to record daily activities, inventory chart, etc.
  • Report to the senior operation manager
  • Perform other duties, as and when assigned
Knowledge Requirement
A heavy equipment operator must possess knowledge to perform his/her job satisfactorily. The essential criteria must include the knowledge of:
  • Heavy equipment operation
  • Maintenance and repair of heavy and power-driven equipment
  • New methods and techniques of operation and the parts of the equipment
  • Workplace safety practices
  • Both manual and electronic operations
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