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A.M. Cohron & Son, Inc. Heavy Equipment Operator, Bridge Construction in Shenandoah, Iowa

Job Summary

Operate dozer, excavator or loader on bridge construction jobsites initially in southwest Iowa. Work Monday to Friday and occasional weekends, usually 40 - 50 hours per week.

Essential Functions

  • Attend work as scheduled

  • Get along with others

  • Follow company handbooks and other instructions

  • Use and care for tools, equipment and materials

  • Read and understand equipment manuals

Specific Duties

  • Inspect and maintain equipment to prevent malfunctions or damage

  • Operate the equipment skillfully and safely in conformance with OSHA regulations

  • Cut, sidehill cut, ditch dig, slot doze, backfill, clear and grub and finish

  • Demolish, clear and level jobsites of old bridges, buildings, trees, shrubs, earth, rocks, concrete, etc.

  • Use hydraulic hoses, wedge pin hitches and cable operated blades

  • Maneuver the machine by using levers and pedals to raise and lower or tilt the attachment

  • Lower terrain by following grade stakes or hand signals

  • Detect and adjust defects in equipment and perform minor repairs using grease gun, oil can and hand tools

  • Work safely by using a bi-directional signal, headache rack/brush guard, seat belt and rollover protection

  • Inspect and maintain equipment to prevent malfunctions or damage, fill out reports documenting both

  • Determine the suitability of the supporting ground and surface for loads

  • Operate the crane skillfully and safely in conformance with OSHA regulations

  • Use a drag bucket, clam bucket, vibratory driver and extractor, auger, frostball

  • Lift rebar, lumber, beams, concrete and other items associated with bridge construction

  • Drive piling, using a variety of devices (drop or diesel hammer)

  • Apply safe shut-down and securing procedures

  • Read and understand Safety Data Sheets and container labels

  • Identify and communicate safety concerns to management in a timely manner

  • Operate other equipment and perform other duties as assigned



  • High School graduate or G.E.D. preferred

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Experience operating construction equipment


  • Normal range of vision and hearing (with correction)

  • Dexterous use of hands and feet

  • Climb in and out of equipment unassisted

  • Effectively work at heights

  • Walk, stand, climb, bend, kneel, reach, lift and balance

  • Lift up to 75 pounds on a regular basis

  • Work safely in adverse weather conditions including wind, rain, snow, ice, mud, heat, etc.


  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Life

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • 401K

  • Vacation

  • Per diem (determined by job and conditions)

  • Hotel (determined by job and conditions)

General Information

Job Type: Permanent, travel with the crew to the next project. On-the-job training provided with career advancement opportunities.

Wages: $25 - $30 per hour