Heavy Equipment Operator (Dugway, UT)

Jacobs is accepting applications for a Heavy Equipment Operator (Dugway, UT)


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Your Impact:

Jacobs provides field, range, testing, chemical, and biological laboratory support to the U.S. Army at the West Desert Test Center (WDTC) located at Dugway Proving Ground (DPG), UT. As a major test site for the U.S. Army Test and

Evaluation Command, the WDTC is responsible for the test and evaluation of chemical and biological (CB) defense systems, incendiary and smoke/obscuration munitions systems, and related operational concepts.

In addition to these responsibilities, we also support non-CB testing at the WDTC for the DOD and other Federal agencies, including environmental assessment/impact evaluation and munitions demilitarization.

Our Dugway Operation was established in 2004 with the award of the Field, Range, Chamber, and Laboratory Support Services (FRC&LSS) contract to Jacobs. Through the FRC&LSS contract, we have integrated with Mellor Engineering, TOPE, and JRAD with a composite staff size of more than 170 personnel.

Job Description 
Jacobs is seeking a Heavy Equipment Operator to support the Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) contract. The heavy equipment operator operates a variety of equipment and trucks used in construction, maintenance and repair activities. As a Heavy Equipment Operator duties may include preparing sites, installing and maintaining equipment, collaborating with other workers, respond to signals and directions by the staff and work in coordination with them, transporting materials, driving trucks, and ensuring safety. Operating heavy equipment such as but not limited to, bulldozers, forklifts, back hoes, dump trucks, cargo trucks, fuel truck, maintain a database in the computer, record activities, inventory chart,

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Required Education and Experience: 

Specialized training and at least two (2) years of experience in the operation of heavy equipment as it pertains to the erection of towers and maintenance of roads and grounds.  Must possess and maintain a valid Utah Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

JACOBS is looking for a candidate with experience and able to perform various types of tasks, including but not limited to:

Specialized training and at least two years’ experience in the operation of heavy equipment as it pertains to the erection of towers and maintenance of roads and grounds.  Must possess and maintain a valid Utah Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

Required Clearance: Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.

Physical Requirements
  • Medium- Exerts up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, up to 20 lbs. of force frequently, or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
Work Environment 
Generally, an outdoor environment but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.
An inside environment may be a cubicle (considerations: close quarters, low to moderate noise, bright or dim lighting).
Outside work may include various environmental conditions including hot and cold climates.
Needs to be able to work well with co-workers and all levels of management.
No hazards on job or unusual environmental conditions.
Office is located on site in Government spaces at: Dugway Proving Ground, UT.
Equipment and Machines 
The heavy equipment operator operates a variety of equipment and trucks used in construction, maintenance and repair activities. This position may require the operation and fueling of portable generators at various test location on the West Desert Testing Center Range
  • Regular hours will be between Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines
  • Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.
Other Essential Functions
Must always demonstrate professional behavior when dealing with customers, management, and co-workers.

Must have clear, concise, and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written.

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others.

Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner.

Independent personal transportation to office or work site is required.

Travel to and from customer’s locations and the test fields may be required to support projects.
This may involve airline travel.

When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.

This position will require a valid driver license to operate a variety of vehicles.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

U.S. Government Executive Order on ensuring adequate COVID safety protocols:
As a federal contractor of the U.S. government, Jacobs is subject to the Executive Order requiring companies who support U.S. government contracts to ensure their covered employees are fully COVID-19 vaccinated or approved for a legally-entitled medical or religious accommodation.

Full vaccination is NOT required at this time for positions that are not covered by the federal contractor Executive Order, that do not require performance of work in a Jacobs office, and that do not have full vaccination as a client requirement where work is performed at a client site.

At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 52,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.


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