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CB Construction Operator in Newton, Iowa

Operator- Job Description


Work approximately 50 hours per week during months with no ground freezing. Days of work are typically Monday through Friday.


Operate a horizontal earth boring machine for installation of conduit and other materials. Operate locator to ensure proper depth and direction of all drilling. Operate excavator to locate existing utilities and other potential hazards as well as earth restoration. Assist with directing Laborers in their daily duties. Operate semis and other transportation vehicles and trailers.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

This job involves daily use of heavy equipment in potentially hazardous conditions.

Proper use of drill, excavator, locator, and all other tools and equipment to ensure safety of self, co-workers, and the public.

Regulate rotary speed and downward pressure according to the type of rock being drilled.

Verify depths and alignments of boring positions.

Monitor drilling operations, checking gauges and listening to equipment to assess drilling conditions and to determine the need to adjust drilling or alter equipment.

Start, stop, and control drilling speed of machines.

Select the appropriate drill for the job, using knowledge of rock or soil conditions.

Select and attach drill bits and drill rods, adding more rods as hole depths increase, and changing drill bits as needed.

Assist with general labor duties as needed.

This job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions.

Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, and Hard Hats as required. Wear reflective clothing at all times.

Conduct self professionally with the public and represent the company in a positive manner.

Work as a team member with 1 to 10 people at a time.

Assume the leadership role when Foreman is absent and make decisions in accordance with understood expectations.

Most work is performed in central Iowa, but some travel and overnight stays will be required.

Competencies Required

Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.

Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.

Controlling Machines and Processes Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including com uters or vehicles).

Thinking Creatively Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

Handling and Moving Objects Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.

Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

Independence Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

Initiative Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

Leadership Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical.

Education, Experience, and Special Requirements

High school diploma or GED.

Minimum 2 years on-the-job experience.

CDL Employer can assist you obtain CDL if you currently do not have one, All you need to do is obtain your CDL Permit at the DOT and then employer will pay for you to get trained and complete CDL Training.

After 90 days Simple IRA available employer will match 3% Since employer does not offer Health Benefits, After 90 days you will have $500 a month to use towards insurance costs or keep the money

Compensation: $24 per hour starting after 90 days hourly increase negotiable depending on experience.