Union Heavy Equipment Operator

Jacksonville, VT
Posted 3 weeks ago

One Hat, One Contract, One Responsibility


As a Union Heavy Equipment Operator, you will prepare and manipulate heavy equipment (forklift, truck-crane, bulldozer, log truck, forwarder, excavators, etc.), moving material safely, accurately, and timely, ensuring teams are able to complete projects on-time and within budget.  This position will be based out of our Jacksonville, VT Office.


Ensures Movement of Materials Safely and Efficiently:  100 % of the Job

  • Operates one or more types of heavy equipment to lift, dig or transport materials, ensuring project teams can complete work timely and according to client specifications.
  • Performs inspections of equipment daily and reports significant issues to Fleet Managers so corrective action can be taken immediately to ensure a safe working environment for all.
  • Maintains equipment and tools in good condition with all safety guards and features in place, following all relevant Company, state, and local regulations for safe operation.
  • Performs basic repairs to equipment as needed to ensure daily tasks can be completed on-time, minimizing risk to project deadlines.
  • Tracks and maintains equipment logs, ensuring relevant data (usage, maintenance needs, fueling, etc.) is accurately captured and available for Fleet Management review.
  • Cleans, maintains, and restocks vehicles and equipment at the end of each shift to ensure immediate availability of use, as needed.
  • 100% local travel to construction sites is required for this role.


Education: High School Diploma or GED required; will consider equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.

Experience:  1-3 years of experience operating heavy equipment in the construction industry.

Certification(s):  Valid class “A” or “B” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Required.  Hoisting License for work in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Technology SkillsProficiency with computers and relevant software.  Required to use a tablet for recordkeeping.

Functional Skills:  Strong mechanical and problem-solving ability; precise, excellent follow through and accurate in their work; high attention to detail; solid math skills; strong time management skills; able to prioritize and be flexible to move from job to job as priorities change.  Must have the ability to operate large equipment. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.


The new hire will be required to join the IBEW, Local 42 in CT and Local 104 in MA, VT, and RI.



Riggs Distler is a Certified Great Place to work. We promote a culture of empowerment and learning so our team can develop and grow. We work together with respect, cooperation, and clear communication to achieve a common goal. You will be able to find a work/life balance here. You will enjoy being part of Riggs Distler family supporting one another through mentoring, development, fundraising, volunteering, and various charity work.


Riggs Distler and Company, Inc. reserves the right to modify or revise the job descriptions in part or in its entirety.  Riggs Distler and Company, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state, or local law. Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with governing law.


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Email: HR@riggsdistler.com




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