Dozer Operator


Huntsville, AL

We are looking for a reliable and skilled Dozer Operator to join our team. Wiregrass Construction is committed to taking care of our employees and offers excellent compensation and low-cost benefits, with our health insurance costing as low as $18 per week for a single employee. If you’re interested in joining an established and growing company with opportunities for career advancement, we encourage you to apply and grow with us!

A Dozer Operator is a skilled craft position responsible for the safe and efficient operation of a Dozer on construction projects. The Dozer Operator performs a combination of tasks that include leveling and scooping soil, moving rocks and debris, and ensuring the proper maintenance of the equipment. This hourly-rated position requires experience and proficiency in operating Dozers to meet project requirements.

Key Duties:

  • Conduct proper pre-start and daily maintenance, including lubrication, to ensure equipment readiness.
  • Operate the Dozer in a safe and appropriate manner, adhering to project guidelines and safety protocols.
  • Understand, interpret, and follow directions from foremen and superintendents to meet project objectives.
  • Maintain cleanliness and ensure the proper maintenance of the equipment under your responsibility.
  • Promptly notify supervisors if equipment requires repair or maintenance.
  • Perform tire pressure checks to ensure optimal performance.
  • Monitor all engine gauges to identify and address any operational issues.
  • Collaborate with construction general laborers and crew members to facilitate alignment, movement, and adjustment of equipment for achieving grade specifications.
  • Control air and water output of compressors and pumps by turning valves as required.
  • Adjust control wheels, handles, and pedals to drive machinery and control attachments like blades, buckets, scrapers, and swing booms.
  • Understand production and quantity requirements, scheduling work accordingly to maintain productivity.
  • Perform incidental work items and duties associated with other crafts, as required.
  • Fulfill any other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Qualification Requirements:

To successfully perform the job duties, the individual must meet the following requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:

  • Demonstrable previous experience as a Dozer Operator is essential; this position is not suitable for entry-level candidates.
  • A high school diploma or general education degree (GED) is preferred.
  • Proficiency in understanding work directions and effective communication with supervisors and colleagues.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years or more of industry-related experience, with a focus on roads, highways, and bridges.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands listed below are representative of those necessary for a Dozer Operator to successfully perform the job’s essential functions:

  • Constant physical effort, including standing, for at least eight hours per day.
  • Ability to stoop, bend, and crouch as necessary to perform key duties.
  • Frequent use of hands extended overhead, often while operating hand power tools.
  • Capability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds frequently and up to 150 pounds with assistance.
  • Maintaining constant alertness to multiple activities on the construction site, including the movement of heavy equipment and coordination with other workers.
  • Frequent walking on uneven surfaces, including natural ground and various weather conditions.
  • The ability to safely climb on and off heavy mobile equipment.

Work Environment:

The work environment of a Dozer Operator involves the following characteristics:

  • Outdoor work in all weather conditions.
  • Periodic exposure to high levels of noise, grease, and dust typically associated with construction projects.
  • Regular proximity to heavy equipment and moving machinery.
  • Work with various substances commonly found on construction sites, such as form oil, grease, curing compounds, gasoline, diesel fuel, and ready-mixed concrete.

The posted salary or pay compensation ranges are approximate and dependent on applicable experience and qualifications. Upper ranges are flexible.

EEO: Wiregrass Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will not discriminate based on creed/national origin/religion/color/sex/age/wage and status as individual with a disability or protected veteran.