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Heavy Equipment Operator

Full Time, Seasonal

Florence Cement Company


Posted 10412 days ago

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Job Details

Job Code: 115728543

Industry: Manufacturing


Pay Type: hourly

high school

Education Level

entry level

Job Level

Apr 10, 2023

Closing Date

Job Characteristics

CDL A CDL B Construction Highway Maintenance

Job Description

For the past 57 years Florence Cement has been a leader in building and repairing public and private roads.  Our customers can rely on us to provide a complete roadway or site package including excavation, utility work, concrete, and asphalt paving.  Throughout the years, we have continued to work in the metropolitan Detroit area and have kept a good relationship with the Michigan Department of Transportation, local communities, consulting engineers and private developers.  We are proud to be a second-generation owned family business.  Please complete your application in person or on our website, www.florencecement.com.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate heavy equipment vehicles that perform excavation, removal, spreading, leveling and compaction of material
  • Operate heavy equipment in compliance with company and Michigan OSHA safety standards
  • Conduct routine equipment inspections and preventative maintenance of equipment
  • Writes up or communicates repair requests to mechanics
  • Maintains cleanliness of equipment
  • Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance, including attendance at required meetings
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to others on the crew and possibly with the public
  • Assists with other given tasks as needed
  • Practice good safety habits at all times, including driving of company vehicles or use of equipment. Use PPE while on jobsites e.g., hard hat safety glasses, ear protection, high visibility vest, steel toe boots, pants, and gloves.

The above list of job duties is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the position.


  • Valid license and means of transportation, CDL helpful
  • Clean driving record for past 5 years
  • Ability to pass pre-employment physical and drug screen
  • Ability to complete tasks like handling power tools, raking and shoveling as needed
  • Ability to take direction and work together in a team setting
  • Ability and willingness to learn and understand your role on the team
  • Must be willing to work weekends, overtime, and unexpected longer hours when necessary
  • Good work ethic, punctuality, and alertness
  • Building and Construction– Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of highways and roads helpful
  • Ability to follow all company, DOT and MIOSHA safety rules

Pay and Benefits:

This position is a union position. Benefits are in line with the Michigan Operating Engineers Union Agreement. The starting pay for experienced drivers is $38.86/hour with overtime opportunities.

Work Environment/Physical Abilities:

The physical abilities of this position require that an employee is able to frequently sit, stand, climb, stoop, squat, kneel, and bend for extended periods of time. This may also require carrying, pushing/pulling, dexterity of hands and fingers, seeing, hearing, and talking. Lifting requirements may include up to 50 pounds. Traveling is an essential requirement of this position to jobsites throughout the Detroit metro area. Florence Cement Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.