Heavy Equipment Operators - Excavator/Loader

  • Denver, CO
  • Full Time
  • Operations
  • Mid Level

Recruiting Firm, Riderflex has been hired by our client, Thiess, to find their Heavy Equipment Operators - Excavator/Loader!

Company: Thiess
Industry: Mining Services
Title: Heavy Equipment Operators - Excavator/Loader
Location: Project in Colorado, Fly In Fly - Out of Denver

Compensation - Base pay $30.00 - $37.00 / hour USD + $7.00 / hour USD project premium

About Thiess

Thiess is an 85-year-old, enduring company!  Started in Australia, today, Thiess is a $4 billion world-class, global organization specializing in mining services and technology. With 12,000 employees and growing, our workforce has the skills, experience, and resourcefulness to realize opportunities, respond to project challenges and add value to clients’ needs. The USA is an important part of our future and we’re pleased to be building our business with its unique approach to the contract mining industry in Salt Lake City, Utah and the surrounding Western States. 

Role Synopsis

Thiess is seeking Heavy Equipment Operators (Excavator/Loader) to support our mining team on our Project site near Denver, Colorado. The Excavator/Loader operator would operate large excavator and wheel loader in an open-cut mining environment in a safe, productive, and cost-effective manner.

Your main responsibilities as Heavy Equipment Operators - Excavator/Loader are:

  • Under direct supervision, the Excavator Operator performs earthmoving duties on a daily basis
  • Must have working knowledge of overburden handling, ore and soil segregation, while maintaining grade
  • General knowledge of hydraulic principles
  • Observes and follows all safety rules and procedures, including wearing PPE
  • Job tasks, correctly performed, impact indirectly on cost containment, efficiency, profitability or operations

Essential Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Essential Experience and Job Requirements:

  • 3 to 5 years' experience operating excavator and loader
  • Valid driver's license and a clean driving record
  • Work with other project employees to meet the project's safety, environment, and production targets

Desirable Criteria:

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results within a team environment with minimal supervision at times.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail and excellent follow-up skills
  • The ability to work in a team environment
  • Mining or heavy industrial construction experience considered an asset
  • Ability and willingness to work different schedule on site based on project needs
  • 5 or more years of experience in mining, or related industry
  • Post-high school training in a related area

Additional Information:

  • At Thiess we have a One HSE culture and want to ensure everyone is safe everyday: employees, families, and society. We are committed to our employees' health and wellness including the prevention of illness. Although optional, we have a preference that all Thiess employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 and other serious illnesses.    
  • Work schedule: 7 on / 7 off, rotating 12-hour shifts (days and nights)  
  • Fly in / Fly Out (FIFO) – Preference for a candidate who lives near Denver, Colorado  
  • Base pay $30.00 - $37.00 / hour USD + $7.00 / hour USD project premium

What we offer

  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority. Our safety-first culture guides our overarching objective - to keep everyone safe every day.
  • A permanent position working directly for Thiess.
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with project premiums and bonuses.
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including private health insurance with 100% premium coverage for the employees and competitively subsidized private health insurance for immediate family.
  • 401K retirement savings benefit with employer matching contributions.
  • Career development and opportunities locally, domestic within the US, and potentially globally.
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons.
  • Preference for a candidate who lives near Denver, Colorado (not mandatory). Possible domestic relocation assistance or Fly in / Fly Out (FIFO).
  • Work schedule: 7 on / 7 off, rotating 12-hour shifts (days and nights).

Legal Disclaimer

If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Thiess is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures.

At Thiess we have a One HSE culture and want to ensure everyone is safe everyday: employees, families and society. We ​are committed to our employees' health and wellness including the prevention of illness. Although optional, we have a preference that all Thiess employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 and other serious illnesses.

About Recruiting Firm, Riderflex

Riderflex is a global recruiting and consulting firm. Our core purpose is to help create dynamic work environments for clients and candidates. We specialize in three core competencies; recruiting, consulting and candidate services. Our recruiting process includes vetting candidates through video interviews by current C-Level executives with over 30 years of experience. We recruit for all industries and functions, from the C-Suite to Manager level, nationwide. Riderflex brings your leadership to the next level with consulting services including Human Resources, Marketing, IT, Sales, Finance and Operations.

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