heavy equipment operator resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Hardworking Front End Loader Operator known for observing all safety protocols and procedures during each shift. Committed to daily inspections of equipment and vehicles. Ready to tackle new challenges with a terrific company.

Seasoned in transporting freight, stock and materials for delivery. Effectively facilitates safety protocols and physical handling techniques to maintain safe working conditions. Possesses excellent time management, safety oversight and organizational skills to maintain freight quality and integrity.

  • Interpreting maps and instructions
  • Safe equipment operation
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Pre-operational equipment inspections
  • Safety procedures
  • Materials movement
  • Following directions
  • Heavy equipment operator
  • Daily vehicle assessments
  • Effective communication skills
  • Construction background
  • Maintenance duties
  • Safety program understanding
  • Inventory management
  • Organization
  • Planning and coordination
  • Supervision
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Communications
  • Problem resolution
  • Team management
  • Operational improvement
Heavy Equipment Operator, 04/2019 to Current
Best Friends Animal SocietyLakeland, FL,
  • Followed signals from ground crew and other operators to prevent dangerous interactions or missed cues for proper materials movement.
  • Protected equipment and personnel from safety concerns by noting and avoiding potential hazards like utility lines.
  • Located and marked underground services such as pipes and wires to determine accurate digging locations.
  • Inspected, repaired and maintained equipment for durability and optimal performance.
  • Kept equipment properly fueled and ready for immediate use to support scheduling demands.
  • Performed grading and shaping land for building and finishing purposes.
  • Transported materials around construction sites to work locations.
  • Maintained loaders and other heavy machinery by repairing and replacing broken and malfunctioning components.
  • Followed company policies by performing pre-shift and post-shift equipment inspections and completing all reports accurately.
  • Employed best heavy equipment operation safety practices with minimal complaints or incidents.
  • Observed company safety protocols.
  • Removed tools and machinery from job site and secured location at end of shift.
  • Operated construction equipment, including excavators to properly grade land.
  • Used front end loader's levers to move and tilt the bucket and drive it into different materials.
  • Followed the company's strict safety protocols for machinery operation and encouraged other employees to do the same.
  • Meticulously recorded the amount of fuel that was used in the front end loader and turned in reports each week to the supervisor.
  • Followed company policies by performing thorough equipment inspections prior to and after each shift.
  • Confirmed that all safety protocols were adhered to and that team members followed such measures to avoid accidents and injuries.
Delivery Driver, 11/2018 to 03/2019
Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc.Denver, CO,
  • Contacted customers prior to delivery to coordinate delivery times.
  • Completed daily pre-trip inspection checklist before first delivery.
  • Maintained solid connections with established customers to promote new products.
  • Handled customer service complaints with utmost professionalism and knowledgeable responses to maintain trust and company loyalty.
  • Presented customers with bills and receipts and collected payments.
  • Consulted with customers to gain feedback and address concerns with products or services.
  • Safely operated and maintained heavy equipment, including forklifts, stair climbers and pallet jacks.
  • Collected and tracked customer payments to meet financial demands.
  • Obtained signatures needed to complete and process all paperwork efficiently.
  • Completed order forms and collected payments to keep customer accounts current.
  • Directed efficient product loading and checked load balance to prevent on-the-road incidents.
  • Operated manual and mechanical equipment safely to minimize injury and accident risks.
  • Changed tires and installed light bulbs, fuses and tire chains.
  • Verified loads against shipping papers.
  • Established relationships with customers through use of interpersonal, active listening and inquiry response skills.
  • Positioned blocks and ties around items to secure cargo during transit.
  • Notified branch management of any vehicle safety concerns and issues.
  • Inspected and maintained gas, oil and water levels as well as tires, lights and brakes.
  • Verified sales orders before loading and unloading merchandise.
  • Loaded and unloaded merchandise at stores and vendor locations.
  • Checked vehicle's fluid levels and tire pressure and scheduled any required repairs.
  • Grouped and routed deliveries according to designated areas to maintain efficient delivery times.
  • Resolved customer complaints and adjusted orders.
  • Answered customer questions regarding shipments.
  • Successfully avoided time delivery delays by carefully planning best routes with GPS.
  • Obtained signatures on all invoices and credits to stay on top of paperwork requirements.
  • Handled merchandise in accordance with product handling standards.
  • Demonstrated safe driving by observing all road rules, exercising caution in unfamiliar areas and maintaining vehicle control.
Forklift Operator, 06/2011 to 10/2018
Tetra PakHochheim, DE,
  • Identified and troubleshot issues with equipment and completed basic repairs to restore functionality.
  • Loaded items in optimal manner to maximize work efficiency.
  • Maintained current forklift training and certification as required by company policies.
  • Secured loads to prevent shifting or damage to items.
  • Documented weight and destination production data in detailed daily logs for management review.
  • Operated with zero safety violations and consistently met deadlines for loading trailers.
  • Transported materials to and from warehouses, production lines and packaging lines.
  • Removed incoming items from trucks and rail cars and transported materials to staging area.
  • Moved goods between warehouse locations according to shipment and storage needs.
  • Collaborated with team members to coordinate efficient and accurate movements.
  • Monitored counts, weights and measures to verify accuracy.
  • Stored and retrieved materials according to first-in/first-out principle.
  • Weighed materials and recorded weights on tags, labels and production schedules.
  • Operated industrial vehicles and equipment to transport goods and materials, load and unload designated trailers and route trucks.
  • Pulled and prepared product for shipment to ensure exact quantity and type of product is loaded.
  • Examined empty pallets for damage and moved pallets to proper storage areas.
  • Received and assembled new equipment according to manufacturer instructions.
  • Filled out inspection logs at beginning of each shift.
  • Interpreted receiving sheets, computer printouts and both written and verbal instructions.
  • Tagged unmarked merchandise with item number.
  • Checked inbound and outbound products, inspected for damage and recorded product code dates.
  • Estimated weights, heights and centers of balance to make precise placements.
  • Conducted inventory transactions using scanner gun.
  • Monitored production deadlines and inventory allocation.
  • Removed empty pallets, cardboard packing and strapping and deposited items in proper receptacles.
  • Followed duties outlined in daily inbound and outbound schedules.
  • Operated equipment with focus on safety and efficiency.
  • Ensured all loads were secured on pallets.
  • Acted as spotter to alert forklift driver if products were slipping or falling.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry best practices and company protocols.
  • Kept appropriate records and reports for inventory accuracy.
  • Cleaned and stored all equipment at end of each shift.
  • Transported material to correct locations and documented inventory changes.
  • Completed routine post and pre-operation inspections of forklifts and other heavy equipment.
  • Used equipment such as loaders, hand trucks, forklifts and cranes safely.
  • Swept warehouse floors and stored equipment to maintain neat and organized workspace.
  • Picked up trash, swept floor and wiped down equipment at the end of each shift.
  • Picked orders from storage, wrapped and staged for shipments.
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets, boxes and other materials.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2011 to Melrose-Mindoro High School - Melrose, WI

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School Attended

  • Melrose-Mindoro High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Delivery Driver
  • Forklift Operator


  • High School Diploma

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