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Equipment Operator Lead



Full Time

On Site


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States


Under limited direction, performs work of moderate difficulty in leading crews in the operation of a variety of heavy construction equipment. Ensures personnel exhibit superior workmanship and focus upon a quality end product. Follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure all tasks are accomplished safely and with a focus on quality. Direct oversight of heavy equipment personnel. Verifies actual hours worked by staff to reduce manpower expenditures. Ensures staff completes all tasks by the local Environmental, Safety and Health directives. Provides leadership and mentors junior staff to develop appropriate skill sets. Addresses customer concerns in a prompt, professional and courteous manner. Uses Computer Maintenance Management Systems to correctly capture data related to maintenance work orders, preventative maintenance inspections, and emergency/urgent customer requests. Ensures personnel accurately capture data on maintenance work order requests and preventative maintenance inspection forms for upload into the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) database. Subject to CBA.


This position description is subject to change at any time as needed to meet the requirements of the program or company.

Major Job Activities:

  • Provides leadership, guidance, and technical assistance to lower-level operators and related workers in the performance of their day-to-day activities
  • Directs and mentors workers in maintenance and repair of roads, pavements, driveways and walkways.
  • Operates several types of power/heavy-construction equipment.
  • Performs digging, leveling and grading operations; builds berms, grades roads, levels ground and other similar tasks using construction equipment.
  • Operates heavy paving and surfacing equipment to lay, spread or compact concrete, asphalt and other surface materials during road construction.
  • Aligns machines, cutter heads, or depth gauge markers with reference stakes and guidelines or ground, or position equipment following hand signals from other workers.
  • Loads and moves dirt, rocks, equipment, and materials, using crawler tractors, power cranes, shovels, graders, and related equipment.
  • Drives and maneuvers equipment equipped with blades in successive passes over working areas to remove topsoil, vegetation, and rocks, and to distribute and level earth or terrain.
  • Coordinates machine actions with other activities, positioning or moving loads in response to hand or audio signals from crew members.
  • Disseminates instructions workers and starts work by assigning the tasks to members of the group.
  • Verifies work in progress and ensures that deadlines are being met.
  • Conducts pre-operational checks, lubricates and refills fuel in equipment.
  • Records and reports all faults, deficiencies, and other unusual occurrences.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Material & Equipment Directly Used:

Equipment and tools for loading/unloading supplies and equipment, trucks, shipping containers, docks, warehouses, hangars, motor vehicles. Moves hazardous materials as required into machinery for recycling, such as box crushers, or conveyor belts. Operates forklifts and other equipment. Operator may read and interpret grade and slope stakes and simple plans, and may use specialized tools/equipment to grease, adjust, and make emergency repairs to equipment. Computer based Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) for tracking maintenance actions.

Working Environment:

  • Indoor and/or outdoor environment with very adverse conditions (i.e., hot, dry, duty, desert environment).
  • Includes some industrial production environment conditions as well.

Physical Activities:

  • Exerting up to 50 pounds of force to move objects.
  • Work may require heavy lifting, stooping, climbing, prolonged standing, prolonged sitting, and working with or in areas where a potential could exist for exposure to physical, chemical, or biological agents.
  • Employee use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is required for some situations. PPE includes, but is not limited to head, foot, torso, respiratory, vision, and hearing protective devices.
  • Must comply with all Fire and Safety Regulations and post policies.


Education / Certifications:

  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain a U. S. Government Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and Heavy Driver’s License, is required.
  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • Active Secret Clearance.


  • Minimum of five (5) years operating construction equipment.
  • Military or defense contractor training and experience on U.S. Air Force supply systems preferred.
  • Must have two (2) years of experience operating a 10K forklift or larger as an equipment operator.
  • Previously or currently certified/licensed to operate Kalmar Material Handling Equipment (or MHE) type equipment.
  • CDL License or equivalent.
  • Experience with various Computer based Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) for tracking maintenance actions, such as ACES/IWIMS and TRIRIGA.


  • Advanced understanding of earthmoving techniques.
  • Good knowledge of equipment gauges, dials, or other indicators and the proper working characteristics of construction and related power equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of routine maintenance on assigned equipment and determining maintenance needs.
  • Ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of power construction equipment to exact positions.

Supervisory and Budgetary Responsibilities:

Direct oversight of heavy equipment shop personnel.

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace that values and supports the contributions of each individual. This commitment along with our common Vision and Values of Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility, allows us to leverage differences, encourage innovation and expand our success in the global marketplace. Vectrus is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. EOE/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.