Maine Drilling & Blasting

  • Hoe Ram / Excavator Operator - NY,VT

    Job Locations US-VT-New Haven | US-NY-Argyle
    # of Openings
    Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Overview

    Maine Drilling & Blasting is seeking an experienced, safety-conscious heavy equipment operator to run an Excavator with Hoe Ram attachment in New York and Vermont, in both quarry and construction environments.  Additional travel to other divisions is required when business demands.    


    • Perform daily maintenance activities required for safe, efficient operation of assigned equipment
    • Maximize the usage of the hoe ram and minimize equipment wear by proper care and pm of equipment.
    • Communicate problems and terrain conditions (example: access and hazardous conditions) relative to hoe ram operations.
    • Understand the Field Accounting system and be able to accurately complete and submit timely production reports and time cards.
    • Physical agility with operating excavator for long hours.
    • Follow Safety Policies and Procedures.
    • Out of town/state travel – New England territory.
    • Overtime as needed
    • Ability to work long periods of time unsupervised
    • Ability to function in varying weather environments
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Physical Requirements:


    • Ability to perform essential functions of the position
    • Ability to lift 50 - 75 lbs.,  less than 5%
    • Work on uneven and loose surfaces, less than 5%
    • Stooping and bending , less than 5%
    • Sitting in the operator’s seat 99%
    • Running left and right hand coordinated controls 99% of the time





    • Must have hydraulic equipment operating experience
    • Valid Driver’s License with own transportation
    • One year experience in the construction industry, including experience as a construction laborer
    • Must hold a high level of common sense relative to equipment and machinery operation
    • Mechanical aptitude based on past experience around equipment, motors, hydraulic, electrical systems, desired
    • Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, background screenings, and e-Verify



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