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TERRACON INC Equipment Operator II in CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa

Job Description General Responsibilities: Terracon's Construction Services consist of but are not limited to, the execution of environmental remediation, fuel service station closure, and renewable energy construction (testing, installation, and maintenance), which will be executed by Terracon-employed equipment operators and support staff. Equipment Operators perform site reconnaissance and confirm locations have met all utility clearance requirements. Work may include the operation of excavators, backhoes, dozers, skid steers, graders, loaders, scrapers, compactors, earth-hauling equipment, and/or other mobile equipment. Competency will be established and demonstrated in each specific piece of equipment operated. Services will take place in the field on Terracon or client project sites. *Essential Roles and Responsibilities:*

  • Demonstrate competency in at least three types of mobile equipment e.g., Excavator, Dozer, Motor Graders, Skid Steer, Backhoe, Wheel Loader, Compactor and Water Truck.
  • Provide oversight on a project site to laborers in the performance of remediation / construction services.
  • Prepare daily field reports for current projects.
  • Maintain operational integrity of equipment by performing pre-shift and post-shift safety inspections and complete daily equipment reports. Take prompt actions to facilitate any repairs needed to safely operate the equipment. Exercise stop work authority if the equipment cannot be made safe to operate.
  • Regularly communicate with project/site management to provide up to date information on work status.
  • Meet with utility companies to verify that locations are clear of underground utilities and conduct any required inspections.
  • Attend and participate in project meetings, including client and subcontractor meetings.
  • May act as a dispatcher or coordinator to lower-level remediation construction teams, scheduling work and maintaining production with equipment assigned to staff.
  • Identify existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate the hazards.
  • Follow safety rules, guidelines, and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years of construction experience.
  • Computer knowledge and proficiency, including Microsoft Office products.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • OSHA trenching and excavation training, including guidelines, requirements, and regulations or ability to obtain after hire.
  • Soil Composition, Testing, Trench Safety, Excavation Safety, Damage Prevention, Pipeline Support During Excavation Activities. Backfill Testing.
  • Completion of Terracon Mobile Equipment Operator Competency training after hire.
  • Valid driver's license with acceptable violation history.
  • Ability to obtain certification or licensure in field of expertise. For example, Excavator Certification, Bulldozer Certification, Front End Loader and Backhoe Certification

Preferred Certification:

  • For Remediation Construction projects, 40-Hour HAZWOPER certificate, TWIC and DOT medical card preferred.

About Terracon Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 6,000 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon's growth is due to our talented employee-owners exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new nd exciting opportunities in the marketplace. Terracon's vision of "Together, we are best at people" is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs. EEO Statement Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.