Equipment Operator (Decatur, AL; Blytheville, AR; Lacassine, LA; Columbus, MS; Port Arthur, TX)

WATCO is accepting applications for an Equipment Operator (Decatur, AL; Blytheville, AR; Lacassine, LA; Columbus, MS; Port Arthur, TX)


Responsible for the safe operation of all equipment
Must know how to respond in case of emergency
Must be willing to perform first aid and CPR on other team members as required
Applicant must pass the General SOP testing, Heavy Equipment function test along with employee demonstration checklist, all other required testings
The applicant will be required to handle material and work rotational shifts overtime as required as needed to maintain Customer First Principles
Regularly communicate via 2-way radio with Managers, Supervisors, Team Members, and customers
Must communicate regularly with the Supervisor and the Customer
The applicant will be required to handle material and work various hours as need to accomplish the required tasks
Demonstrate predictable, reliable, and timely attendance
Follow written and verbal instructions to complete assigned tasks on schedule
Read, write, and communicate in English & understand basic math
Learn from directions, observations, and mistakes and apply procedures using good judgment
Working knowledge of Watco Safety and Operating principles
Work independently or as part of a team and interact appropriately with others
Receives oral or written instructions from Supervisors indicating which piles are to be loaded in/out of, which bays material is being loaded into, and need to be maintained
Written Dual verification procedures must be followed on all material movements
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or Team Members
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
Ability to pass training and required testing
Must be available to work a rotating shift as well as be prepared to work in all types of weather
Other duties as assigned
Machines, Tools, Special Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment Used: 

PPE: hard hat, safety glasses, splash goggles, face shield, Reflective clothing, gloves, steel-toed metatarsal boots. Other PPE as required

Equipment: Forklifts, Front-end loaders Excavators / Material handlers, Skid-steers, Shuttle wagons


Valid Driver’s License

Not only do we offer industry leading benefits, competitive pay, vacation and 401k, we also have a top of the line training program, Watco University, to educate our team members and help them to grow their career to the next level.

Watco Companies, LLC, is a leading transportation and supply chain logistics company.  Meeting customer needs on a day-to-day basis has enabled Watco to continually grow throughout their nearly 40-year history.  Today, Watco provides transportation; material handling and warehouse; design and development; repair and custom projects for customers throughout North America and Australia.

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Learn more about Watco Companies, LLC here.