Heavy Equipment Operator & Grader

Location: South Windsor, CT

Occupational Category: 47-2073.00
Hours: Full Time, 40 hours per week
Salary: $40,000 / year


M&S Paving and Sealing, a local, family-owned paving and full-service asphalt maintenance company with over 35 years of experience, is looking for a motivated Heavy Equipment Operator & Grader to join our team.  Having recently consolidated our operations in our office in South Windsor in order to launch our business expansion program, we service customers within a 75-mile radius and provide full service asphalt installation and maintenance services.  We provide health and pension benefits to our employees and have a strong, well-deserved reputation with our customers and our local community

Opportunity Overview:

Reporting to the Foreman, the Heavy Equipment Operator & Grader is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of heavy construction equipment such as excavators, loaders, dozers, and graders.In particular, the Heavy Equipment Operator will be responsible to grade excavation and lay asphalt, base and other materials, as well as performing finish grade work.  Candidates should be able to read and understand blueprints and grade stakes.   Most of all, candidates must be self-motivated, on-time, able to work under pressure, and committed to communicating effectively with all co-workers and supervisors.


  • Operating various equipment, such as loaders, skid steers, graders, and dozers in a safe manner
  • Performing fine and rough grading and finishing
  • Regulating height and angle of grader blade and observing reference stakes to level surface to specified grade
  • Operating equipment safely both forward and reverse directions in close quarters with other heavy equipment
  • Performing daily equipment checks on grease and oil levels and performing minor repairs on equipment
  • Perform periodical safety, maintenance or servicing checks to ensure proper functioning of the equipment and reporting major issues to supervisor
  • Maintaining proper barricading and safe slopes on excavations
  • Locating utilities and other buried lines prior to digging
  • Perform minor servicing and maintenance and refer major problems to the supervisor

Experience requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience operating grader and other heavy paving equipment preferred

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to meet normal start time 6:00 AM
  • Flexibility to work overtime and weekends on occasion if needed
  • Ability and desire to work well with the team with minimum supervision
  • Willingness to acquire additional training as needed
  • Ability and commitment to interact with co-workers, customers, and the public in a respectful manner
  • Reliable transportation to and from the M&S office
  • Mandatory use of Personal Protection Equipment
  • Mandatory compliance with the company’s drug and alcohol testing policy


  • Knowledge of basic maintenance of equipment
  • Knowledge of trenching and shoring standards
  • Knowledge of aggregate sizes and classifications
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form


  • Health and dental coverage
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Generous pension plan
  • Supplemental life plans
  • Holiday pay

Date Posted: September 25, 2018

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