heavy equipment operator resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Quick learner, experienced in many different types of work duties throughout refineries new construction and live plants.

Reliable Equipment Operator with [Number] years of experience operating front end loaders, bulldozers and excavators. Efficiently loads and moves dirt, rocks, concrete, equipment and materials while taking action to avoid potential hazards and obstructions. Continuously monitors condition of equipment to remain operationally ready at all times and minimize downtime.

Skilled Heavy Equipment Operator proficient in operating backhoes, excavators, dump trucks, off-road trucks and skip loaders. Dependable and hardworking team leader and collaborator with [Number] years of construction industry experience. Recognized for working safely and efficiently while supporting teams to meet deadlines.

  • Safe equipment operation
  • Safety procedures
  • Team collaboration
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Following directions
  • Safety program understanding
  • Maintenance duties
  • Effective communication skills
  • Team management
  • Supervision
  • Problem resolution
Heavy Equipment Operator, 02/2011 - 09/2020
Charah Solutions, Inc. Gentry, AR,
  • Transported materials around construction sites to work locations.
  • Inspected and repaired equipment to maintain durability and optimal performance.
  • Created holes and trenches for underground stormwater sewer infrastructure.
  • Followed signals from ground crew and other operators to safely move materials and prevent dangerous interactions or missed cues.
  • Located and marked underground pipes and wires to determine accurate digging locations.
  • Learned about new equipment and related attachments while maintaining knowledge of items used daily to meet job requirements.
  • Kept equipment fueled and ready for immediate use to support scheduling demands.
  • Performed pre-shift and post-shift equipment inspections and completed all reports accurately to support company policy.
  • Promoted company's strict safety protocols for operation of machinery to reduce accidents and injuries.
  • Employed heavy equipment operation best practices resulting in minimal complaints or incidents.
  • Removed tools and machinery from job site and secured location at end of shift.
  • Operated excavators and other construction equipment to properly grade land.
  • Operated front end loader to move dirt and different base materials.
  • Maintained machinery by repairing and replacing broken and malfunctioning components.
  • Recorded amount of fuel used in front end loader on weekly reports to [Job Title].
  • Operated [Type] and [Type] equipment to perform earthmoving in support of utility infrastructure build activities.
  • Checked equipment for defects before and after shift and submitted report indicating equipment condition.
  • Observed company safety protocols, including trench safety and perimeter establishment, to reduce job site accidents.
Pipefitter/Boilermaker Journeyman, 01/2010 - 02/2011
Taw Port Saint Lucie, FL,
  • Followed all safety procedures and protocols to remain compliant with both employer and client.
  • Designed, installed and repaired boilers used to heat water for generating electric power or providing heat in [Type] and [Type] environments.
  • Located and marked reference points for columns or plates on boiler foundations by using blueprints and [Type] measuring instruments.
  • Cleaned pressure vessel equipment by using scrapers, wire brushes and cleaning solvents.
  • Marked all reference points for columns and plates on foundations using master straightedge.
  • Verified pressure vessels were opened, cleaned and repaired.
  • Inspected and assembled vessels and individual components, including tubes, fittings, valves, controls and auxiliary mechanisms to locate any defects.
  • Installed manholes, handholes, taps, tubes, valves, gauges and feedwater connections in drums of water tube boilers.
  • Examined boilers, pressure vessels, tanks and vats to locate defects, including leaks, weak spots and defective sections.
  • Analyzed specifications, diagrams and blueprints for each job.
  • Used hoist to load structural parts of boilers, pressure vessels and tanks on pallets.
  • Managed movement of materials and equipment to different job sites.
  • Identified issues and brought to attention of foreman.
  • Signaled to crane operator to lift components to specific positions.
  • Requisitioned tools and equipment and selected type and size of pipes for transport to worksite.
  • Assembled and checked each boiler for defects.
  • Mentored [Number] apprentices and inspected finished work to verify compliance with established requirements.
  • Utilized welding and soldering equipment to join sheet metal components in compliance with blueprints and job specifications.
  • Studied blueprints to determine locations, relationships and dimensions of parts.
Sandblaster, 09/2009 - 01/2010
John Holland Clayton, NC,
  • Removed sand, paint, grease, tar or rust from [Material] surfaces.
  • Mixed abrasives according to desired finishes.
  • Sandblasted [Object/Material] with [Blasting tool].
  • Lifted and loaded materials of up to [Number] pounds into machines for blasting preparation.
  • Safely operated [Type] equipment to set up and prepare area for blasting.
  • Maintained endurance while applying strength and using hand-eye coordination to increase productivity and quality.
  • Addressed rough areas with sanding tools to provide smooth surfaces and edges.
  • Cut, ground, sanded and polished stone using [Technique] to make [Type] and [Type] products.
  • Worked cohesively with various materials by understanding how different stone is structured and naturally chips.
  • Prioritized safety and wore personal protective equipment when handling hazardous materials including noxious, silica and mineral dust.
  • Reviewed work order documents, technical models and requirements and specifications to complete precise cuts and achieve accurate results.
  • Handled all delegated tasks, including [Task] and [Task].
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Created agendas and communication materials for team meetings.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions.
  • Maintained updated [Type] knowledge through [Task] and [Task].
  • Leveraged [Software] to input and compile data gathered from various sources.
  • Performed site evaluations, customer surveys and team audits.
  • Improved customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
Foreman, 10/2006 - 09/2009
Kiewit Corporation, Texas City, STATE,
  • Conferred with other managers, technical personnel and team leaders to coordinate efficient site work and maintain tight schedules.
  • Estimated materials and labor requirements to complete jobs within budgetary and timeline requirements.
  • Increased productivity by improving employee morale and cross-functional communications with workforce, management and [Type] teams.
  • Followed OSHA and corporate safety regulations to avoid on-the-job injuries and accidents.
  • Maintained accurate documentation for all jobs, which included employee timesheets, accident reports, meetings with clients and material information.
  • Delivered proper materials and equipment to job site in preparation for project.
  • Promoted speedy resolution of conflicts and issues between team members by listening and communicating effectively with all involved parties.
  • Assigned work to employees based on project requirements and individual team member strengths.
  • Motivated and supported field workers completing work to increase work quality and efficiency.
  • Checked crew timesheets and logs for accuracy and submitted on schedule.
  • Read and followed blueprints when planning and implementing construction phases.
  • Managed daily work assignments by delegating tasks and monitoring progress.
  • Enhanced production methods and improved employee motivation to maximize team productivity.
  • Monitored parts and equipment used at job sites.
  • Diagnosed and corrected malfunctions with equipment and machinery.
  • Reviewed documentation, including safety materials and implemented work site procedures that met compliance.
  • Worked with suppliers to keep materials flowing and meet demanding timelines.
  • Inspected, serviced and repaired equipment such as [Type] and [Type] to maintain functionality and project timelines.
  • Coordinated schedules and day-to-day activities of crew to satisfy project needs.
  • Communicated effectively with customers and workers alike, answering inquiries and questions and responding to complaints.
  • Determined optimal construction requirements and site plans.
  • Reviewed project blueprints and specifications to determine number of [Job title]s needed to complete job.
  • Reported to [Job title]s each [Timeframe] with project updates and estimated completion dates, noting any delaying issues.
  • Estimated time, employee needs and material costs for projects.
  • Analyzed job sites daily to mitigate risks for workers and visitors.
  • Delegated duties to each employee based upon his or her skills set and monitored progress daily.
  • Authored and updated production reports and personnel records for use by senior managers in making accurate operational decisions.
  • Inspected production, quality control and maintenance reports to detect and address production problems.
  • Managed [Type] sites with focus on safety, process operations and productivity.
  • Upheld schedule requirements and quality demands with hands-on project supervision.
  • Viewed and checked job equipment daily to determine maintenance requirements.
  • Achieved operational excellence for development and rollout of [Type] procedures.
  • Maintained high standards of safety, productivity and quality for every job.
  • Reported to supervisors weekly regarding project progress, site problems and labor status.
  • Reviewed quality control reports in [Software] to monitor various quality aspects of completed [Product or Service].
  • Checked project details to verify correct materials and equipment for job sites.
  • Recorded supplies, parts, equipment and employee work hours for every job.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2006
Odem High School - Odem, TX
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School Attended

  • Odem High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Pipefitter/Boilermaker Journeyman
  • Sandblaster
  • Foreman


  • High School Diploma

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