Heavy Equipment Operator- Infrastructure


Denver, CO, US, 80234 CO, US

Graham is an employee-owned construction solutions partner that services the buildings, industrial, infrastructure, water and project finance sectors. We deliver lasting value for our clients through meticulous planning and scheduling, while upholding rigorous safety and quality standards. With offices throughout North America, our passionate and knowledgeable teams deliver projects that enable communities to thrive and people to live, work, move and grow in a rapidly changing world. With over nine decades of experience, Graham has the resources, capacity and expertise to undertake projects of every scope, scale and complexity. Join our team to deliver a better tomorrow.

We are seeking top-tier talent to join our Infrastructure division and build innovative projects in the transit and transportation sectors, such as roads, highways/freeways, bridges, interchanges, LRTs, BRTs, and airports. As a member of this collaborative team, you can expect a safe, diverse and inclusive environment, and on-going learning and career development opportunities.



Compensation and Benefits:


  • $25.00-$40.00 per hour based on experience
  • Opportunity for ownership and increased income through dividends and share equity increases
  • Excellent Health & Dental benefits plan, Vision, and Flex Plan
  • 401(k) savings plan with employer matching upon eligibility
  • 2.5% regular earnings banked as vacation
  • Professional and career development opportunities


About the Role:


Join our dynamic construction team as a Heavy Equipment Operator, where your expertise will be pivotal in the successful execution of various projects. As a key member of our workforce, you will be responsible for operating heavy machinery, including gasoline, diesel, pneumatic, or electric-powered equipment, to move materials according to project specifications.


As a Heavy Equipment Operator at Graham, you will:


  • Perform a variety of tasks involving strenuous manual labor on heavy concrete construction projects
  • Move, lift, and transport materials, earth, or other objects using heavy equipment
  • Operate heavy equipment such as bulldozers, excavators, loaders, and graders
  • Plan and pace own work efficiency to meet daily, weekly, project, or team-related productivity goals
  • Coordinate machine actions seamlessly with other activities, adeptly positioning or moving loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members 
  • Conduct excavation and grading activities to prepare the construction site. This may involve digging trenches, leveling the ground, or creating slopes according to project plans
  • Bring problems to the attention of the Foreman, Safety Manager or Human Resources
  • Conduct routine maintenance checks on equipment to ensure proper functioning. Identify and report any issues to maintenance personnel for prompt resolution


Qualifications & Experience:


  • Skillfully operate gasoline, diesel, pneumatic, or electric-powered equipment to precisely move objects or materials following project specifications

  • Possess a minimum of two (2) years of driving experience and a minimum of one (1) year of hands-on experience operating heavy equipment. Alternatively, demonstrate an equivalent combination of education, training, or experience

  • Exhibit the ability to comply with all safety policies and procedures, emphasizing effective communication with co-workers and supervisors
  • Certification in heavy equipment operation from a recognized institution or through industry-specific programs is preferred
  • Demonstrate flexibility by being available to work overtime, including nights and weekends, as needed, to meet project schedules

  • Must have precise control of the machinery to ensure the accurate placement of materials on the construction site

  • Must know operating procedures as it pertains to loading and unloading materials

  • Good physical condition to endure long hours of sitting, standing, and operating heavy equipment
  • Effective communication with team members, supervisors, and other construction personnel
  • Aptitude for troubleshooting and addressing minor equipment issues
  • Ability to adapt to unexpected situations on the construction site
  • Strong spatial awareness and hand-eye coordination for precise equipment operation


If this sounds like you, then Graham may be the right fit. Apply today.

Graham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Graham does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

Applicants with disabilities will be accommodated if you are unable to apply online.

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The Graham Advantage

• We are one of North America’s largest General Contractors

• Graham is 100% employee owned

• We champion development of our employees, including having accredited PMP and Gold Seal training available in-house

• We have a balanced portfolio of exciting, challenging, and career-defining projects

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Nearest Major Market: Denver