Grader Operator- Fort Lauderdale, FL
Reporting to the Foreman, the Grader Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the self-propelled motor grader. The Grader Operator performs either rough or fine grade finishing, precisely spreading and mixing materials in order to dry and prep roads, construct road surface to precise grade specifications, lay cold mix, and/or shave and rip out old road surfaces.
Operate the grader and other heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.
Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment.
Precisely operate grader blade to windrow gravel to the center of the road.
Operate grader controls to regulate height and angle of the grader blade and lower scarifier to loosen packed soil to permit grading.
Ensure a sound understanding of the issues involving ground disturbance.
Driver grader in successive passes over working area, observing reference stakes or hand signals of other workers, to level the surface to the specified grade.
Feel levers and listen to equipment sounds to determine the depth of the cut.
Operate Grader on public roadways, maintaining proper awareness of one’s surroundings.
Perform routine cleaning and maintenance to ensure smooth operation of the grader.
Ensure grader is in proper gear, and is not moving too fast for working conditions.
Demonstrate an understanding of grades and interpret roadway plans and drawings.
Operate other heavy equipment and other construction related duties as required.
Must be able to understand work directions and communicate effectively with job site foremen, supervisors and fellow employees
Must be able to work eight (8) to ten (10) hours per day, performing work outdoors in all types of weather, including extreme heat
Job requires standing, kneeling, lifting up to sixty (60) pounds, pulling, squatting and walking.
Maintain constant awareness of the jobsite’s various concurrent activities, including the activities of other employees and contractors, the operation of stationary equipment, and the movement of mobile equipment.
Willingness and ability to perform manual work.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.