Equipment Operator – West Point, Virginia

Application Requirements

BDI has an immediate need for a Heavy Equipment Operator in West Point, Virginia. Please apply providing the requested information. If possible, please submit resume describing how your experience, education, and qualifications align with the position.

Responsibilities

You will be working with a small team of professionals who are bringing cutting edge technology and innovation to the Testing, Evaluation, and Monitoring of Civil Infrastructure. Your primary responsibility will be to operate heavy equipment to allow the team to access the areas where the work is being performed. Projects are primarily related to the Transportation and Hydro-engineering sectors.
Responsibilities associated with this position will include:

  • Provide support to successful completion of construction and engineering work
  • Operate all heavy equipment like cranes, UBIT, and other related equipment.
  • Operate the equipment in the right direction and angles to prevent accidents and damage of property.
  • Ensure and manage the machines or equipment in a safe and secure way.
  • Perform periodical safety, maintenance, or servicing checks to ensure proper functioning of the equipment.
  • Perform minor repair works during functioning problems
  • Inform and advise the management or repairmen for major repairs or maintenance
  • Drive and control the equipment
  • Perform road work, excavation work, lifting work, etc.
  • Respond to signals and directions by the staff and work in coordination with them
  • Maintain proper coordination and cooperation with the road and transport system while driving/working, so that the normal activities are not disrupted.
  • Operate the equipment manually and also through the use of electronic or technical methods of operation.
  • Work in adherence to safe practices, procedures, work site or traffic laws.
  • Maintain a database in the computer to record daily activities, inventory chart, etc.
  • Report to the senior operation manager
  • Perform other duties, as and when assigned

Job Requirements

A heavy equipment operator must possess knowledge to perform his/her job satisfactorily. The essential criteria must include the knowledge of:

  • Heavy equipment operation including
  • Maintenance and repair of heavy and power-driven equipment
  • New methods and techniques of operation and the parts of the equipment
  • Workplace safety practices
  • Both manual and electronic operations
  • Experience working in a field position with corporate governance.
  • Experience in managing a dynamic fast-paced, high-growth environment.
  • Extensive field experience in civil infrastructure is desired.
  • Willing to accept overnight and multi-day travel assignments for projects and business development (up to 75%).
  • Experience with hand tools and construction.

Skills and Abilities

  • Must have physical ability to stand strenuous and dangerous work environmental
  • Possess physical strength to operate heavy and power-driven equipment
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Ability to communicate and interact both verbally and written
  • A keen eye to details and good decision-making skills
  • Manage to handle emergency situations, work pressure and stress
  • Ability to complete work projects on time and in an effective manner
  • Possess a deep analytical understanding and problem-solving skills
  • Devoted in following code of ethics
  • Can work independently with minimum supervision
  • Good relationship building ability
  • Flexible to work during odd hours

Training and Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • CDL Class A in good standing required
  • Clean drivers record required
  • Heavy equipment endorsements desired

          Compensation

          Total Compensation Range: $17.50 – $24.00

          Background and Philosophy

          BDI is a nationally recognized leader in testing, monitoring, and nondestructive evaluation of civil structures. The company started over 30 years ago and has helped shape the current industry standards of testing and monitoring of structures. Through its history of testing over 1,000 structures, BDI has touched some of the most iconic infrastructure in the world. BDI works with a wide variety of clients from DOTs, Public Utility Districts, the US Army Corps of Engineers, consulting engineering firms, academic institutions, design-build teams, P3s, and private infrastructure owners. The variety of work and exposure to some of the most interesting civil infrastructure projects on a day-to-day basis at BDI is what excites and retains our staff the most.

          When you join BDI, you will enjoy a unique and welcoming culture, focused on delivering best practices. You will find that we offer a collaborative and supportive environment, allowing you to do your best work. We encourage all of our employees to strive for personal excellence and to act with integrity and honesty. We are looking for candidates who enjoy delivering innovative, value-based solutions for our clients and who have a desire to learn, grow and have fun doing it. Those who take initiative and who are self-motivated will thrive in BDI’s environment. If you are looking for an exciting career with the opportunity to work on a wide variety of unique structures, BDI may be the place for you. If you have a taste for adventure, enjoy traveling, and like challenging work, then this position is right for you.