Heavy Equipment Operator/Skilled Labor

Job published on 11th of December
Job location
Lehi UT
Job industry Commercial
Job type Full Time
Experience level
Work years Minimum 1 years
There are training courses available for this job

Employments benefits

Health Insurance

  • Premium health insurance. Individual and family plans.

Dental Insurance

  • Affordable insurance for your smile.



Boot Allowance

Safety Bonus

Wellness Program

Employee Assistance

Life Insurance

Fun Company Parties

  • and MORE!


  • Extra $$$ in your pocket.

Paid Time Off

  • Earn paid time off each month. Use it when you need it.

Holiday Pay

  • 7 Calendar Holidays + 1 Personal Holiday

401k + Company Match

  • Invest in your future + free money in your pocket with company match.

About the Job

The following job description is first and foremost a position of Skilled Laborer with Gerber Construction, Inc. We will require that you be able to do anything on this list, but other duties and responsibilities are not limited to this list. Perform duties on construction projects (usually working in a utility capacity) by transferring from one task to another where demands require workers with varied experiences and ability to work without close supervision.

Secondly this position is for a heavy equipment operator. You will be operating when operating is necessary and performing the duties of a skilled labor when operating is not in demand. This individual also needs to know the essentials of Equipment Maintenance and Rigging skills necessary for the job.

Day to Day Responsibilities


The following is a list of job requirements that Gerber Construction considers necessary to the position. We will require that you be able to do anything on this list, but other duties and responsibilities are not limited to this list.

  • Experience in general construction hand signaling (crane/excavator)
  • Has 6-12 months experience using shovels & picks properly, effectively & efficiently.
  • Has 6-12 months experience of properly, effectively & efficiently operating mechanical hammers (chip to jack up to 90lbs).
  • Has 6-12 months of commercial level re-bar tying experience.
  • Has 6-12 months of experience in operating small power tools (saws, drills, grinders, concrete vibrators, etc.),
  • Has 6-12 months of experience using hand tools (hammers, pliers, screwdrivers, tape measures, etc.),
  • Has 6-12 months experience in assembling 4 to 8 foot concrete panels (weighing in excess of 100 pounds),
  • Has 6-12 months experience erecting scaffolding properly, effectively & efficiently
  • Has 6-12 months experience of spreading concrete into hard-to-reach sections of forms using a rake or shovel. Can level concrete to specified depth and maintain a workable consistency.
  • Has 6-12 months experience in properly, effectively & efficiently position, align and seal pipe sections.
  • Has 6-12 months of experience using floats, trowels and screeds to smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete floors, walls, sidewalks or curbs.
  • Has 6-12 months experience in shaping materials to prescribed measurements using saws, chisels and planes.
  • Has 6-12 months experience cutting and shaping materials and fasten them together with nails, screws, etc.
  • Has 6-12 months experience in preparing layouts, determine quantity, sizes, shapes and locations of reinforcing rods from sketches or oral instructions.


The following is a list of Equipment that a Skilled Labor/Operator needs to have a high level of experience with:

  • Backhoes 
  • Excavators (200 Series, 300 Series)
  • Loader (3 yard - 5 yard)
  • Dozers 
  • Graders (Midsize)

Career Pathway & Training


This is a career opportunity. We strive to promote from within Gerber whenever possible. Our Foremen and Superintendents have been with us anywhere from 5 years to 40+ years. Many of them began as a General Laborer and worked their way into greater positions. Being a General Laborer at Gerber is the perfect opportunity for anyone aspiring to work in the construction industry.

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