Track Hoe Operator - Heavy Equipment

Gaffney, SC posted on October 4

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  • For 90 years, the professional men and women of Blythe Construction, Inc. have literally paved the way for hundreds of public and private projects that have supported the Southeast's rise to prominence. From large interstate highways to small commercial site development, Blythe Construction employees perform with pride and creativity. We approach every project with a dedication to efficiency, technology and, most of all, safety. Blythe Construction is proud to be a part of this area's history and development, and a partner in the Carolina’s future.


    General Description

    Operates the track hoe.  Demands require worker with experience in the heavy, civil construction industry and ability to work under limited direction and supervision of the Foreman and/or Project Superintendent.

    Key Duties

    • Inspects equipment/machinery for safe day-to-day operation and for general maintenance needs.
    • Operates track hoe to excavate, move and grade earth to specified grade/level.
    • Interacts with construction general laborers and/or crew members who are facilitating alignment, movement, and adjustment of the equipment to complete conformation of grade specifications for the construction project.
    • Turn valves to control air and water output of compressors and pumps.
    • Adjusts control wheels, handles and depresses pedals to drive machinery and control attachments, such as blades, buckets, scrapers and swing booms.

    Qualification Requirements

    General.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Key Duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Education and Experience.  This position typically is not an entry-level job, as it requires demonstrable previous experience as a Track Hoe Operator.  A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) is preferred.  Must be able to understand work directions and communicate effectively with job site supervisors and fellow employees. Must understand the different signals used to signal operators of construction machinery.  Five (5) years or more of industry related experience is required for this position, with an emphasis on roads, highways, and bridges.

    • Physical Demands.  The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by a Track Hoe Operator to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
      • Constant pushing/pulling is required when the employee operates hand controls. Initial force to pull open the cab door is influenced by the weather. Moderate wind yielded force pound recording of up to 50 lbs. of force to pull the cab door open/close.
      • Minimal sedentary to light level of lifting is required occasionally, such as hand-held radios and other personal belongings into the truck cab.
      • Sitting on a constant basis as the operators perform their duties. Seated positions in the cab can vary depending on the type of machinery they operate. Twisting of the upper back/thoracic area to view surrounding areas and other moving vehicles/equipment occurs on a constant basis.
      • Alternate between standing and walking on an occasional basis to access the machinery/equipment.
      • Safe negotiation of uneven terrain in various weather conditions is required.
      • Frequent climbing is performed to enter/exit the equipment or machinery via ladder.
      • Occasionally crawls to check equipment/machinery for safe day-to-day operation and for general maintenance needs.
      • Forward torso bending is required to reach the hand controls of machinery or during inspection of the equipment.
      • Squatting/Kneeling may be required during general inspection of machinery/equipment.
    • Work Environment.  The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those that a Track Hoe Operator encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 
      • Work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions.
      • Work environment periodically exposes the employees to high levels of noise, grease, and dust that is typically associated with a construction project. 
      • Employee regularly works near other heavy equipment and moving machinery.
      • Work may involve a variety of substances commonly found on construction sites such as form oil, grease, curing compounds, gasoline, diesel fuel and ready mixed concrete.

    Company Benefits

    • Medical & Vision Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
    • Short Term Disability
    • Voluntary Term Life
    • Long Term Disability
    • Paid Vacation & Holiday Pay
    • 401(k) Plan
    • Additional Benefits including wellness coaching, etc..


    We promote a Drug-Free Workplace.

    EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability are encouraged to apply.