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CDM Smith Operator - Heavy Equipment in Sioux City, Iowa


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Job Description:

CDM Smith will be working with the US Army Corps of Engineers to re-build multiple levees along the Missouri River in Nebraska and Iowa. As part of this critical long-term project, we will be building an excellent team of experienced Operators.

Under general supervision, operates various types of heavy equipment in excavation, materials management, backfilling, and dewatering systems maintenance.

Primary Responsibilities: Operate heavy equipment (bulldozers, trac-hoes, skid steers, graders, etc)

Excavate materials and backfill excavations 

Manage stockpiles 

Grade haul roads Inspect, grease, fuel, and clean heavy equipment daily Maintain dewatering equipment

Perform additional duties as assigned

Job Title:

Operator - Heavy Equipment


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Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent preferred

Experience: 5+ years experience operating heavy equipment (Bulldozers, graders, rollers, trac-hoes, etc)

Must have the ability to perform finish work with a dozer.

Locally required licenses;

Ability to read and follow engineering drawings;

Ability to follow instructions and meet set standards;

Ability to judge distances and slopes accurately

Must be able to travel regionally

  • All CDM Smith employees must: Follow all requirements of the company safety program. Take personal responsibility for Safety in working environment. Promote safety among peers, subordinates and supervisors.Follow all requirements of the company quality management system. Take personal responsibility for Quality in working environment. Promote quality among peers, subordinates and supervisors.

  • Environmental Factors for Job Family: Construction site conditions - noise, dust, equipment exhaust, hazardous materials, outdoor weather conditions; Substantial travel; Moderate physical activity required by handling objects up to 50 pounds occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently.

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical working conditions: construction site conditions - noise, dust, equipment exhaust, hazardous materials, outdoor weather conditions. This pPosition requires strenuous physical work: heavy lifting, pushing or pulling of objects up to 100 pounds occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds frequently. Equipment Used: Manual and power hand tools operating capability with light-duty and heavy-duty field equipment, backhoes, dozers, trenchers etc.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate—as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Site Location:

Iowa - Statewide

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position