heavy equipment operator resume example with 1+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Dependable employee, brings background in working with heavy equipment in dangerous environments. Supports site operations by completing assignments quickly and avoiding critical errors with potential to damage machinery or slow production. Offers skills in problem-solving and time management. Hands-on Excavator Operator experienced in safely maneuvering excavator, loader and dozer equipment. Extensive knowledge of DOT regulations, reporting procedures, permit guidelines and proper disposal requirements. Strong mechanical abilities with eye for detail on site building plans and well-honed maintenance skills. Hardworking and reliable equipment operator with organized, proactive and team-oriented mentality.

  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Ground Disturbance Oversight
  • Trench Work
  • Maintenance Duties
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Following Directions
  • Safety Program Understanding
  • Pre-Operational Equipment Inspections
  • Good Work Ethic
  • Conflict Resolution
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Customer Service
  • Active Listening
  • Team Management
  • Basic Math
  • Computer Skills
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Reliable & Trustworthy
  • PPE Use
  • Friendly, Positive Attitude
  • Organizational Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Supervision & Leadership
Education and Training
College of Siskyous Mt.Shasta, Expected in 02/2016 Associate of Science : Fire - GPA :
Charah Solutions, Inc. - Heavy Equipment Operator
Charlotte, NC, 06/2022 - Current
  • Loaded and offloaded rocks, debris and other materials from heavy equipment.
  • Learned about new equipment and related attachments while maintaining knowledge of items used daily to meet job requirements.
  • Operated digging and transporting equipment to efficiently fulfill project requirements.
  • Performed pre-shift and post-shift equipment inspections and accurately completed reports to support company policy.
  • Employed heavy equipment operation best practices resulting in minimal complaints or incidents.
  • Operated heavy equipment to demolish current structures, remove plants or trees and clear property of debris.
  • Communicated with clients and studied plans and diagrams to establish work requirements.
  • Inspected and replaced worn vehicle parts to maintain safety and longevity.
  • Operated excavators and other construction equipment to properly grade land.
  • Kept records of material or equipment usage and completed entries in production logs.
  • Identified hazardous materials on job sites and took action to mitigate and enhance safety.
  • Loaded both raw materials and finished components to support manufacturing and production processes.
  • Maintained operating schedules to provide effective coverage for key areas and achieve objectives.
  • Analyzed company's expenditures and developed financial models.
  • Tracked project schedules and encouraged teams to complete tasks on time while staying on budget.
Us Foods, Inc. - Excavator Operator/Laborer Operator
San Luis Obispo, CA, 01/2023 - 08/2023
  • Operated heavy equipment in compliance with company's operating safety policies and procedures.
  • Repaired machinery and replaced gears, bearings and bucket teeth.
  • Confirmed adherence to safety protocols by team members and followed strict measures to avoid accidents and injuries.
  • Loaded and moved dirt, rocks, equipment and materials.
  • Coordinated machine operations with other site personnel to keep materials moving smoothly and prevent accidents.
  • Maintained equipment on-site with regular maintenance and repairs.
  • Reviewed written instructions regarding material movement and excavation to follow specifications.
  • Controlled operation of heavy power machinery to complete on-site work.
  • Directed workers installing blocks and outriggers to prevent capsizing of machinery when lifting heavy loads.
  • Observed hand signals, grade stakes and markings to operate machines within performance specifications.
  • Followed company policies by performing thorough equipment inspections prior to and after each shift.
  • Checked and corrected levels of excavated materials against specifications.
  • Observed potential hazards and obstructions to maximize safe working conditions.
  • Ditched and backfilled steep terrain and side slopes, utilizing vacuum lifters, shaker buckets and hammers.
  • Operated excavators and other construction equipment to properly grade land.
Pro Automotive & Diesel - Diesel Mechanic
City, STATE, 03/2020 - 12/2020
  • Installed new vehicle systems and components.
  • Removed and disassembled defective diesel engines in automobiles, trucks, buses and construction vehicles to complete repairs.
  • Completed preventive maintenance on engines, transmissions, tires and other vehicle systems.
  • Raised trucks, buses and heavy parts or equipment with hydraulic jacks or hoists.
  • Operated specialty equipment, standard tools and gauges to complete assessments and repairs.
  • Disassembled and overhauled internal combustion engines, pumps and generators.
  • Removed old oil, replace filters and added correct amount of new oil.
  • Read and interpreted standards, drawings and blueprints and pinpointed inspection needs for repair work.
  • Placed orders for parts necessary to complete vehicle repairs and installations.
  • Utilized computer programs and visual inspections to diagnose problems with brakes, steering and transmissions.
  • Reconditioned and replaced pistons, bearings, gears and valves.
  • Optimized brake systems by adjusting and replacing components.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • College of Siskyous

Job Titles Held:

  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Excavator Operator/Laborer Operator
  • Diesel Mechanic


  • Associate of Science

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