Atlantic Constructors, Inc. Heavy Equipment Operator in Boydton, Virginia

Atlantic Constructors is seeking dynamic, motivated, career minded individuals to join our expanding team! Atlantic Constructors has been recognized as an industry leader in the Mid-Atlantic Region for over 50 years.

Job Title: Heavy Equipment Operator

Reports to: Plumbing Trade Manager


The function of the Heavy Equipment Operator is to operate heavy equipment and participate in all aspects of the daily operations of the job site including but not limited to: operations, maintenance, production, shipping, inventory control, safety, assist trades, and environmental compliance.

Essential Functions:

  • Daily operation of heavy equipment including excavators, dozers, front end loaders, articulated haul trucks, and water trucks

  • Daily maintenance of equipment

  • Assist in the daily operations of jobsite, and associated equipment as directed

  • Ensures that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed and brings problems to supervisor, safety or HR

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility: No


  • 2+ years of experience as a Heavy Construction Equipment Operator in construction field; or equivalent combination of vocational training and experience

  • Excellent mechanical aptitude

  • Effective verbal and written communications skills

  • Knowledge of workplace safety practices

  • Knowledge of surface mining and sand production, practices and applications

  • Must provide own transportation to and from job site within an 80-mile radius of the VA State Capital

  • Must be able to multi-task, work with minimal supervision, follow written and oral instructions, show attention to detail, and demonstrate problem-solving skills

  • Must be able to pass post-offer pre-employment drug screen, and may be required to satisfactorily complete additional background checks as required (i.e. DMV, criminal history)

  • Must adhere to all company policy and procedures

  • Must be available to work assigned schedules and extended hours as needed including day, evening, weekend, and holiday hours

The work environment and physical demands required would be representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, and may include, but are not limited to the following:

Work Environment:

  • May work in varying temperatures; both inside and outside, including inclement weather, heat, humidity, cold, and dampness

  • May work in areas with exposure to moderate/high noise levels

  • May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles including dust

  • May be required to work in confined spaces or from high heights

Physical Demands:

  • This role routinely uses construction equipment such as heavy machinery, hand and power tools

  • While performing duties of the job the employee may work aloft, climb, bend, pull, reach overhead, stand/walk for long periods of time and lift up to 50 lbs

  • Frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms

  • Must be able to correctly identify all colors of a color-coded cable/wires and see close vision, distance vision, depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus


  • May require travel (typically not overnight)


  • Skid Steer Loader and/or Bobcat Loader experience

  • Backhoe Certified

  • Prior military experience

  • HS diploma or GED equivalent


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