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Heavy Equipment Operator — Tempe, AZ

The top talent works for Wilson Electric and it is easy to see why.

  •  #1 Ranked Electrical Contractor in the Southwest
  • 100% Employee Owned
  • Competitive Pay and Best Benefits in the Industry
  • Supportive Team Culture and Healthy Work-Life Balance

We are building opportunities for people who care about exceptional performance and quality of life.

Wilson Electric Services Corp is an Electrical and Special Systems contractor. We have ranked #1 as the Southwest’s leading electrical contractor for the last 18 years! Wilson Electric and NETSIAN Technologies Group form a full-service electrical contractor regularly ranked at the top of the industry for size, sales volume, and customer service.

Would you like to join the Wilson Electric Team?

We are excited to share the opportunity for an experienced Heavy Equipment Operator to join our team and look forward to reviewing your resume.

As a Heavy Equipment Operator with Wilson Electric, you are responsible for working with our excavating division to get job sites ready for underground electrical.

Your experience in the following areas will drive your success in this role.

  • Operating excavating equipment on job sites
  • Reading and following design plans and specifications
  • Following all safety procedures on the job site and reporting any hazards to management
  • Loading, unloading, and identifying materials, machinery and tools and distributing them to appropriate locations, according to project specifications
  • Measure, mark, and record distances to layout areas where work will be performed
  • Digging ditches, trenches, backfill excavations, or compact and level earth to grade specifications using picks, shovels, pneumatic tampers or rakes
  • Provide assistance for the crew

We have outlined the skill-set necessary for a candidate's success in this role below. 

  • Minimum of 5 years of heavy equipment experience in electrical or pipe trades
  • Valid driver license
  • Considerable knowledge of equipment operations and construction and maintenance procedures including pre-shift equipment inspections and daily logs
  • Must be competent and knowledgeable pertaining to OSHA excavation requirements
  • Must have a working knowledge of grades and blueprints and working in blue staked areas
  • Working knowledge of basic Electrical codes and layouts preferred
  • Must be able to travel between site locations

Physical Requirements

Work requires exposure to construction site environments having temperature extremes, dust, fumes, smoke, hazardous substances, and loud noise levels. Up to 70% of the job may include heavy physical work, heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling of material that may weigh from 50 to 100 pounds. The position requires the incumbent to climb and work from ladders, scaffolds or aerial lifts, stand or walk for long periods, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, squat, crawl and work in awkward positions or confined spaces for several hours at a time.

The position requires the unrestricted use of hands, arms, shoulders, and the upper and lower back as well as visual acuity and depth perception. Pulmonary capacity must be sufficient to permit the use of an air-purifying respirator if required.

 Benefits

We are an Employee-Owned Company. Our ESOP plan is a 100% employer-sponsored/paid retirement account that has and will continue to change the quality of retirement for our Employee-Owners. We also offer a 401(k) plan with a generous company match. Along with this, we offer excellent and affordable medical, dental, vision, company-paid life insurance, additional voluntary life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and a flexible spending account of up to $2,500 which is pre-funded by the company. Employees are eligible for our PTO program as well as paid holidays. Lastly, we offer sponsorship in the Electrical Apprenticeship Program, internal Workforce Development and training opportunities, guaranteed annual reviews, and more.

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Email: recruitment@wilsonelectric.net

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