KLE Construction, LLC Blade Operator - MT in BILLINGS, Montana
Operate a grader to spread and level dirt or gravel to finish grade specifications in construction and maintenance of earthwork structures, such as highways, streets, dikes, temporary roads, and sub-divisions. Other duties will require the candidate to engage in these diverse operations such as: blue top, moisture conditioning material, shouldering asphalt, dirt road maintenance, installation of rip rap, daily inspection and cleaning of equipment, potentially running paving equipment and to participate in the any required labor work.
Required Abilities and Skills
3+ years in equipment operating and at least 2 years in Motor Grader/Blade operating experience in construction
Knowledge in GPS equipment (Trimble, Topcon)
Experience in reading plans and stakes and the ability to check grades
Understanding of soil types and how they affect the work being performed and the hazards they present
Able to work long hours in all types of weather conditions
Ability to lift to and move 50lbs
Must have a valid driver’s license or the resources to get to and from work
Must have a clean MVR
Ability to show up on time ready to work (punctuality and dependability)
Ability to communicate (smart phone is needed for time tracking)
Read and Understand English and perform basic mathematical calculations
Use of problem-solving skills to find solutions or to deal proactively with work related challenges
Understanding of tools and safe practices
Maintain good work ethics and communications
Able to pass a drug test and background check
Operate blade to prepare roads, ground etc. for structures or traffic
Drives grader in successive passes over terrain to raise or lower terrain to specified grade following markings on grade stakes or hand signals.
Perform routine maintenance on grader, such as lubricating, fueling, and cleaning. complete a 360-degree walk around prior to starting equipment.
Inspects and maintains the equipment according to KLE Equipment policy
Must safely operate equipment according to manufactures requirements and KLE Requirements
Work with others in order to complete the tasks successfully and safely
Follow directions from foremen and superintendents to meet expectations for each specific task
Shall perform all Labor responsibilities when required
Clean work area, company vehicles, tools and equipment daily
Be professional always
Perform all work in accordance with applicable rules and regulations of the company handbook
Perform all work in a safe manner according to company policies and KLE HSE manual
As with the nature of construction, this job description, the duties and responsibilities contained herein are both general and not intended to be a complete list of the duties, expectations, responsibilities necessary to this position. As with any atmosphere, supervisors or managers may ask you to perform additional or other duties as needed or required.
KLE offers not only highly competitive compensation, but we also pay 100% of our employees medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances. We offer a great 401K retirement plan customizable with 4% matching contribution incentives as well as paid holidays, vacation and more.
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