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Heavy Equipment Operator - Recycling Facility

Company: Veit National Corporation
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary

The Heavy Equipment Operator performs tasks involving physical labor, basic cleanup and maintenance, and operation of heavy equipment at Veit Disposal's Recycling Facility in Minneapolis. This position picks and screens unacceptable waste and recyclables, helps direct transfer station traffic flow, loads trucks, and maintains the tip floor.

This is a union role that falls under a negotiated contract between Veit Disposal and the 49ers Operators union. Hours may vary, however, a typical shift is 6am-4pm, with an occasional 5am start time. The position is M-F, with a rare Saturday.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Operates heavy equipment of various sizes and weights including loader, skid loader, forklift, and excavator.
* Pushes tipped loads and breaks up material.
* Loads semi-trailers with various materials.
* Picks and screens unacceptable waste and recyclables dumped at facility.
* Helps direct traffic for both Veit employees and Customers coming through the facility, opening, and shutting gates, assisting with dumping loads, etc.
* Takes customer payments.
* Performs basic cleanup and maintenance duties within the transfer station.
* Follows company and OSHA safety procedures. Brings problems to the attention of the project VDS Como Transfer Station Supervisor or Safety Director.
* Follows daily procedures and protocols as set forth in job orientations and trainings.
* Performs routine inspections and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment and refer defects or needed repairs to VDS Como Transfer Station Supervisor or Safety Director.
* Keep supervisor informed of known actions, written or verbal, which may affect the ability to successfully perform tasks at Transfer Station or adversely affect Company operations.
* Other projects or duties as assigned by management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

* Six to twelve months of construction or related experience.
* Basic knowledge and ability to work with equipment, materials, and supplies found in construction work.
* Ability to view and abide by Veit's safety training video. Ability to follow proper use and safety guidelines.
* Willingness and ability to perform manual work.
* Demonstrated knowledge of safety precautions and procedures.
* Good communication skills both oral and written when working with all levels of management and employees, external vendors, and other business associates.
* Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions. Must have good interpersonal skills.
* Basic mathematic skills involved with collecting customer payments. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
* Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency as required by management and/or project requirements.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

* High School Diploma or GED is preferred but not required.
* OSHA 10 is preferred but not required.
* First Aid/CPR is preferred but not required.


* Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.
* Hours may vary, however a typical shift is 6am-4pm, with an occasional 5am start time. The position is M-F, with a rare Saturday.
* Must be a member of the union or willing to join the union.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions. Often required to sit, stand, walk, bend knees, stretch arms, talk and hear. Occasionally required to stoop or kneel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Able to work extended hours (up to 12 per day) during peak periods.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employees encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Employee is exposed to environmental conditions, working near machines and loud noises associated with construction sites. Exposed to variable weather conditions including rain, snow, wind, cold and heat.

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Our Core Values

* Build with Intention We build with intention. Whether in the office or the field, we work with grit and determination toward a better future for everyone involved. We leave things better than we found them, and never leave a job until we're proud to put the Veit name on it.
* Leaders Dig First Egos have no place at Veit. We expect everyone on our team to dig in with a leadership mentality. That means being willing to jump in, take ownership, and get mud on our boots especially when times get challenging.
* Real Relationships Like our work, we approach relationships authentically, with a long-term mindset. Whether you're a client partner, vendor, or team member, we make an effort to build a more meaningful connection with you by communicating with respect and honesty.
* Integrity in Everything As part of the Veit family, everything we do and say reflects on this entire company. We act with integrity, which means treating others just as we want to be treated, doing the right thing, and holding ourselves accountable.
* Deliberately Safe We believe all safety incidents are avoidable when everyone operates with a deliberate mindset. We are deliberately proactive and thorough in training and job planning. We are deliberately safe in our everyday operations and decision-making.

About Us

Veit is one of the country's leading specialty contractors, with over 90 years of experience and the best people in the industry. We pride ourselves on our relentless pursuit to push the construction industry forward and deliver for our customers. Our modern fleet of iron, diverse expertise, and unmatched determination allow us to successfully tackle some of the largest and most complex projects across every sector while also living out our values every day.

Our company culture is one where everyone pitches in to get the job done, regardless of job title or seniority. We do everything we can to maintain an atmosphere where family comes first. We want every one of our employees to look forward to each day at work and make it home safe and happy at the end of the day.


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