heavy equipment operator resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

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

  • Heavy Equipment Operation
  • Structure Assembly
  • Construction Equipment Operation
  • Safety Policies and Procedures
  • OSHA Training
  • Residential and Commercial Renovations
  • Hand and Power Tool Operation
  • Project Management
  • Carpentry and Woodworking
  • Project Estimations
  • Plaster and Seam Work
  • Site Maintenance
  • Safety Compliance
  • Power Tool Maintenance and Care
  • Demolition and Cleanup
  • Hardware Installation
11/2017 to Current
Heavy Equipment Operator Watco Companies, Inc. Twin Falls, ID,
  • Reported failures, malfunctions or wear issues on equipment to supervisor.
  • Learned and followed safety and emergency procedures.
  • Retained safe and clean work area in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
  • Rotated among various workstations, performing work necessary to meet production needs.
  • Collaborated with coworkers to perform projects quickly and meet business goals.
  • Inspected finished products to verify conformity to quality standards.
  • Observed and troubleshot equipment and machines to detect malfunctions and notify appropriate personnel of needed repairs.
  • Troubleshot and diagnosed equipment malfunctions to minimize downtime.
  • Checked control panel and gauges during equipment operation.
  • Utilized hand and power tools and heavy machinery during manufacturing processes.
  • Assessed and corrected jams in equipment.
  • Complied with environmental regulations when using, dispensing of, or handling hazardous and non-hazardous materials and waste.
  • Reduced health and safety risks with strict adherence to safety protocols and PPE requirements.
  • Used hand trucks and forklifts to unload, load and transport items.
  • Looked through work orders to determine type and quantity of materials needed for each production batch.
  • Hand-assembled needed parts with bolts and screws.
  • 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.
  • Loaded and moved dirt, rocks, equipment and materials.
  • Turned valves to control air or water output of compressors or pumps.
  • Used hitches to select and fasten bulldozer blades or other attachments to tractors.
  • Adjusted handwheels and depressed pedals to control blades, buckets and scrapers.
  • Adjusted throttles, switches and pedals to operate bulldozers, trench excavators, road graders or backhoes.
  • Operated equipment to remove debris, snow or other equipment from streets and work areas.
  • Drove and maneuvered equipment in successive passes over working areas to remove topsoil, vegetation or rocks.
  • Operated heavy equipment to demolish current structures, remove plants or trees and clear property of debris.
03/2016 to 09/2017
Forklift Operator Michael Foods Inc Eaton Field, NE,
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets, boxes and other materials.
  • Moved freight, stock and other materials to and from storage and production areas and loading docks.
  • Maintained current forklift training and certification as required by company policies.
  • Communicated with supervisor and other warehouse staff to coordinate work.
  • Unloaded incoming items from trucks and rail cars and transported materials to staging area.
  • Inspected lifts before use to prevent damage to goods.
  • Transported material to correct locations and documented inventory changes.
  • Used handheld scanners for warehouse management system compliance.
  • Packaged, labeled and tagged goods before transfer.
  • Checked shipments for damaged or incorrect items.
  • Reported safety and quality issues to management.
  • Tied and secured loads to prevent shifting or damage to items.
  • Operated power material handling equipment to accurately select and palletize loads.
  • Tracked materials moved for stocking purposes and to complete logs for management.
  • Maintained yard appearance, keeping ground clean and clear.
  • Picked up warehouse debris and deposited waste into appropriate piles and stacked baled trash.
  • Prepared finished stock for shipment by identifying, pulling and packing product.
  • Squared stacked displayed materials for safe and orderly conditions.
  • Loaded, unloaded, transported and stacked materials through careful operation of various warehouse equipment.
  • Relocated goods from dock area to appropriate storage locations.
  • Secured loads on pallets to minimize damage and worker injuries.
  • Communicated with team members to coordinate efficient and accurate movements.
  • Drove gasoline- or electric-powered vehicles to transport materials between loading, processing and storage areas.
  • Moved levers or controls of lifting devices to load, unload or stack material.
  • Positioned lifting devices around loaded pallets, skids and boxes to secure materials for transport to designated areas.
  • Positioned lifting devices to secure material or products for transport to designated areas.
  • Estimated weights, heights and centers of balance to make precise placements.
  • Inspected product load for accuracy to foster timely and complete delivery.
  • Visually assessed materials for conformance to quality standards and shipping orders, removing nonconforming products and reporting for further action.
  • Accurately measured and recorded product weight, dimensions or other production data for use in tag and label creation.
  • Employed hand signals to communicate effectively with coworkers operating transport vehicles and direct movements from floor.
  • Weighed materials or products to record data on tags or labels.
  • Noted and recorded receipt of materials on drivers' paperwork.
06/2003 to 09/2010
Carpenter Hyatt Hotels Corp. Glendale, CA,
  • Performed various carpentry duties, including both rough and finish carpentry.
  • Used various carpenter's hand tools, portable power tools and standard measuring instruments.
  • Shaped or cut materials to proper measurements using hand tools, machines or power saws.
  • Cut timber, panels and other wooden materials according to measured dimensions.
  • Repaired or replaced damaged or defective parts using power tools and equipment.
  • Installed building windows, trim and cabinetry alone or with assistants to meet job deadlines.
  • Used band, circular and compound miter saws.
  • Installed cabinets, base cabinets and crown molding.
  • Studied blueprints, sketches or building plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required.
  • Promoted team safety by keeping work areas free of hazards.
  • Conducted inspections, diagnosed problems, took measurements and made necessary adjustments to complete projects according to specifications.
  • Positioned and installed floor joists, trusses and rafters.
  • Cut and installed tile and hardwood flooring for residential and commercial buildings.
  • Reviewed jobsite needs with foreman and coordinated construction.
  • Examined buildings and project specifications to determine measurements.
  • Anchored and braced forms to complete precise joining.
  • Applied design-specific wood and composite trim according to architectural plans and neighborhood regulations.
  • Led apprentices and trainees in building construction and renovation.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/1993
Associate of Business Administration: Business
Hesser College - Manchester, NH,
  • OSHA 10
  • OSHA 30
  • CPR/ First Aid AED
  • Forklift
  • Manlift
  • Confined Space
  • Fall Protection

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School Attended

  • Hesser College

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  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Forklift Operator
  • Carpenter


  • Associate of Business Administration

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