heavy equipment operator resume example with 15+ years of experience

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

Safety-conscious heavy equipment operator/diesel mechanic proudly offering over 20 years of experience working on job sites in all conditions. High performing employee known for following accurate operating procedures and conducting regular routine maintenance. Offering strong work ethic and great team collaboration talents.

  • Materials movement
  • Team collaboration
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Effective communication skills
  • Daily vehicle assessments
  • Safe equipment operation
  • Maintenance duties
  • Heavy equipment operator
  • Safety procedures
09/2018 to Current Heavy Equipment Operator Clean Harbors, Inc. | West Sacramento, CA,
  • Operated front end loader to move dirt and different base materials.
  • Performed pre-shift and post-shift equipment inspections and completed all reports accurately to support company policy.
  • Operated excavators and other construction equipment to properly grade land.
  • Employed heavy equipment operation best practices resulting in minimal complaints or incidents.
  • Promoted company's strict safety protocols for operation of machinery to reduce accidents and injuries.
  • Transported materials around construction sites to work locations.
  • Followed signals from ground crew and other operators to safely move materials and prevent dangerous interactions or missed cues.
  • Monitored and used handheld mobile devices to communicate and coordinate worksite resources.
  • Performed grading and shaping land for building and finishing purposes.
07/2013 to 09/2018 Diesel Mechanic Denali Water Solutions | Mount Vernon, MO,
  • Completed preventive maintenance on engines, transmissions, tires and other vehicle systems.
  • Utilized computer programs, [Equipment] and visual inspections to diagnose problems with brakes, steering and transmissions.
  • Performed checklist of fluid levels, air filter, tire pressure and more as part of service orders.
  • Operated specialty equipment, standard tools and gauges to complete assessments and repairs.
  • Placed orders for parts necessary to complete vehicle repairs and installations.
  • Evaluated all vehicle systems to assess function and uncover defects.
  • Removed and disassembled defective diesel engines in automobiles, trucks, buses and construction vehicles to complete repairs.
  • Reviewed repairs with customers and advocated for vehicle safety.
  • Tracked findings and all actions taken in computer system.
  • Diagnosed systems by troubleshooting malfunctions and tracing problems.
  • Removed malfunctioning parts and repaired components or installed new ones.
  • Repaired electrical wiring of vehicle systems, including harness, starting and charging systems.
  • Checked and replaced clamps, brackets, hoses and other system components.
  • Performed warranty service and filed all paperwork.
  • Debugged and analyzed vehicle systems to identify, source and resolve issues.
  • Used manual and computer- assessed diagnostic devices to test equipment and determine repair needs.
  • Verified dimensions and clearances of parts to achieve conformance to factory specifications.
  • Optimized brake systems by adjusting and replacing components.
  • Rewired ignition systems, lights and instrument panels.
  • Reconditioned and replaced pistons, bearings, gears and valves.
  • Raised trucks and buses using hydraulic jacks or hoists.
  • Completed in-depth inspections of vehicle brakes, steering and other systems to check for safety and performance issues.
  • Maintained vehicles by changing oil, checking batteries and lubricating components.
  • Ran diagnostics on heating and cooling systems to trace faults and completed skilled repairs.
  • Installed accessories to meet vehicle operator needs, including non-manufacturer components.
05/2006 to 07/2013 Mechanic Dupont De Nemours Inc. | Marlborough, MA,
  • Executed preventive and corrective maintenance on work trucks and other vehicles.
  • Monitored shop equipment to maintain safe working condition.
  • Kept detailed records of repairs, labor involved and parts used.
  • Attended safety and training meetings to learn techniques to avoid injuries and mishaps.
  • Maintained garage safety protocols to meet regulatory and company expectations.
  • Conveyed troubleshooting diagnosis to customer and outlined proposed repair plan and associated costs.
  • Connected electrical wiring to control panels and electric motors.
  • Used diagnostics and troubleshooting tools to identify failures and equipment issues.
  • Examined all critical vehicle systems and parts to determine appropriate repairs and costs.
  • Monitored shop safety and promoted adherence to required OSHA protocols.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2003 Vocational Degree | Automotive Mechanics Richmond Technical Center, Richmond, VA, GPA:
Expected in 06/2000 High School Diploma | Caroline High School, Milford, VA GPA:
  • Certified Brake Inspector Training
  • Welding I & II
  • Engine Diagnostic
  • Automotive Electrical
  • Transmission
  • Air Brakes
  • CDL Class B
  • Engine Coolant Systems
  • Welding Aluminum
  • Air conditioning work
  • Rear End(Transmission)

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School Attended

  • Richmond Technical Center
  • Caroline High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Mechanic


  • Vocational Degree
  • High School Diploma

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