Heavy Equipment Operator I

2410001780 Requisition #

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Energy Transfer, recognized by Forbes as one of America's best large employers, is dedicated to responsibly and safely delivering America’s energy.  We are driven to inspire our employees to create superior value for our customers, our investors, a sustainable future and giving back to the community where we have long-standing commitments to causes including MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, The Salvation Army, American Heart Association, Ronald McDonald House and many more. 

We value all of our employees who make our growth and success possible.  We are proud to offer industry leading compensation, comprehensive benefits, 401(k) match with additional profit sharing, PTO and abundant career opportunities.  

Come join our award winning 11,000 strong organization as we fuel the world and each other!


Responsible for operating heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner.  This is a skilled position involving the operation of various types of construction equipment including but not limited to Loaders, Back Hoes, Track Hoes, Excavator, Maintainer, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate heavy equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Responsible for safe slopes on excavations and proper barricading.
  • Locate utilities and other buried lines prior to digging.
  • Perform minor servicing and maintenance.
  • Evaluate and recommend equipment improvements to improve availability, capability, and yield.
  • Prepare equipment failure analysis as needed; 
  • Troubleshoots equipment problems and escalates the most complex problems to higher levels
  • Prepare technical reports to document equipment modifications and equipment maintenance procedures
  • Keep time and material records.
  • Travel from interstate highway to rural dirt roads from various locations.
  • May assist Laborer at various job sites as needed.  May perform physical tasks involved with laying pipe and utility lines, and/or tasks involved with road construction and laying asphalt, etc.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs.
  • Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.

 Required Education:

  • High school diploma or GED


  • 1-3 years direct equipment operating experience required and 1 year of pipeline, construction or related industry experience preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license required, CDL license preferred
  • Knowledge of trenching and shoring standards.
  • Availability for overnight travel to various job sites is required

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Climbing at least 60 feet on stairs at least a few times per week.
  • Climbing at least 7 to 11 feet on ladders or scaffolding at least a few times per month.
  • Lifting objects weighing up to 50 lbs. at least a few times a week, with the expectations that an employee can lift up to 100 lbs. with assistance, when needed.
  • Carrying objects weighing up to 25 lbs. for up to 50 feet on a weekly basis.
  • Walking 100 yards or more over 10 times throughout the day, with the expectations that employees could walk regularly up to 300 yards at a time for a total of 2 miles or more during a shift.
  • Walking on steep inclines for up to 15 minutes at a time.
  •  Working in a crouching position several times per day for up to an hour at a time.
  • Bending and stooping several times per day for up to 30 minutes at a time.
  •  Bending and twisting for up to 30 minutes at a time, including manually digging with shovels.
  • Standing in one place for up to an hour at a time.
  •  Sitting for up to two hours at a time.
  •  Ability to wear all appropriate personal protection equipment, such as safety shoes, safety glasses, hard hat, flame-resistant clothing, hearing protection, respirator/breathing apparatus, and/or fall protection, as required by the job activities.
  • Ability to use or operate the hand tools, power tools, precision tools, measurement devices and other tools or equipment required by the job activities.

An equal opportunity employer/disability/vet


Energy Transfer is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against qualified applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law.


The nature and frequency of the above working conditions and requirements may vary depending on individual operational circumstances. Where feasible, the Partnership will make reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the job. 


DISCLAIMER: The statements listed in this job posting, which are subject to change, are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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