heavy equipment operator resume example with 16+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
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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. Works safely while supporting teams to meet deadlines.

Dedicated Heavy Equipment Operator with experience supporting team members and job requirements with safe performance. Collaborates closely with site team members to complete work on time and without incidents.

Dependable [Job Title] with general knowledge of construction and equipment safety and willing to train others. Skilled in properly operating and maintaining tools and equipment as required in [Type] construction environment.

Safety-focused equipment operations professional with strong construction background and expert understanding of site workflows. Learns equipment in detail to operate each without error or incident. Consistently stays on top of demanding schedules.

Qualified [Job Title] with clean record and dedication to teamwork. Experienced with range of powered equipment and various types of construction projects. Expertise includes regular upkeep and preventive maintenance.

Highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills.

  • Materials Movement
  • Hydraulic Lifts
  • Interpreting Maps and Instructions
  • Construction Equipment Operation
Education and Training
Easley High School Easley, SC Expected in 07/2010 GED : - GPA :
Sterling Construction - Heavy Equipment Operator
Denver, CO, 08/2008 - Current
  • Followed safety regulations while operating equipment to achieve safe conduct.
  • Operated excavators and other construction equipment to properly grade land.
  • Operated front end loader to move dirt and different base materials.
  • Loaded and offloaded rocks, debris and other materials from heavy equipment.
  • Transported materials around construction sites to work locations.
  • 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 digging and transporting equipment to efficiently fulfill project requirements.
  • Kept equipment fueled and ready for immediate use to support scheduling demands.
  • Followed signals from ground crew and other operators to safely move materials and prevent dangerous interactions or missed cues.
  • Learned about new equipment and related attachments while maintaining knowledge of items used daily to meet job requirements.
  • Identified hazardous materials on job sites and took action to mitigate and enhance safety.
  • Inspected faulty equipment to identify and address root causes.
  • Inspected and replaced worn vehicle parts to maintain safety and longevity.
  • Maintained equipment on-site with regular maintenance and repairs.
  • Operated heavy equipment to demolish current structures, remove plants or trees and clear property of debris.
  • Operated compactors, scrapers or rollers to level and compact refuse at disposal grounds.
  • Kept records of material or equipment usage and completed entries in production logs.
  • Adjusted throttles, switches and pedals to operate bulldozers, trench excavators, road graders or backhoes.
  • Communicated with clients and studied plans and diagrams to establish work requirements.
Mdu Resources Group, Inc. - Asphalt Paving Foreman
Waco / Mcgregor, TX, 07/2008 - Current
  • Directed traffic by placing barricades and cones around work areas.
  • Trained employees on work standards and company procedures.
  • Assisted newly hired team members by explaining company procedures and safety requirements.
  • Prepared and planned worksites to help jobs run smoothly.
  • Implemented onsite safety protocols and procedures and properly trained team members on prevention measures.
  • Reported project progress, site problems and labor status to supervisors.
  • Provided leadership, insight and mentoring to newly hired employees to supply knowledge of various company programs.
Carmax - Detailer
Spanish Fort, AL, 07/2005 - 02/2007
  • Washed wide range of vehicles each day.
  • Vacuumed car interiors to remove dirt and debris.
  • Cleaned cars both externally and internally by hand or with use of automated equipment.
  • Waxed exterior of vehicles, removed compound with soft cloth and buffed to brilliant shine.
  • Checked vehicles prior to service and immediately afterward to identify damages.
  • Used steam cleaning equipment to remove dirt from engine and engine compartment.
  • Served clients with on-site detailing services at businesses and homes.
  • Cleaned upholstery, rugs and other surfaces with cleaning agents to remove dirt and debris.
  • Vacuumed vehicle interiors to remove loose dirt and debris.
  • Removed minor flaws in refinish using sanding and buffing.
  • Cleaned and polished vehicle windows.
  • Applied waxes or masking materials to vehicles to preserve, protect or restore color or condition.
  • Drove vehicles to or from workshops or customer workplaces or homes.
  • Cleaned plastic work inside cars using paintbrushes.
  • Connected hoses or lines to pumps or other equipment.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Easley High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Asphalt Paving Foreman
  • Detailer


  • GED

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