Excavator Operator

Others | Forestville, MD, USA | 26-Oct-2023 (EST) | Hourly

Posted: September 26, 2023 Closing Date: 26-Oct-2023 (EST)

Flippo Construction Company, Inc is seeking an experienced Excavator Operator to join our team. The Excavator Operator is responsible for safely operating the equipment to perform activities to include excavating, backfilling, trenching, ditching, and clean up, in support of underground utility projects. The Excavator Operator is responsible for the safety of employees, pedestrians, traffic, and equipment that enter their work area. The operator must be able to achieve maximum production from the equipment and have knowledge of hazards associated with equipment operation.


  • Operate the equipment in a proper and safe manner in support of underground utility projects.
  • Visually check for utilities, if utility locates are not marked or cannot be defined.
  • Inspect and conduct general maintenance to the equipment.
    • Assist the fuel driver in fueling your equipment.
    • Grease the equipment daily.
    • Keep equipment clean from dirt and excess grease.
    • Change buckets on equipment.
    • Check oil, battery, transmission, hydraulic systems, tires, radiators, tracks, and back-up alarms for the proper levels or operation prior to starting the day’s work. An equipment inspection report must be filled out and turned in weekly to either your foreman or your designated shop facility.
  • Report all equipment breakdowns immediately.
  • Take direction from the Foreman or in their absence their designated appointee.
  • Always be near or on the machine during the day unless you are directed otherwise by a supervisor.
  • Assist the crew in other useful work as directed, when the machine is not in use.
  • Attend weekly tool-box talks and all other company safety meetings.
  • Work in all types of weather conditions or climate, unless there is an immediate threat of danger.


  • Must have 2 years of prior experience operating an excavator in support of underground utility projects.
  • Must possess a current DC Operators License.
  • Knowledgeable about the machine, its correct method of operation, and limitations.
  • The position of an operator requires the individual to possess the physical ability to perform the following task for a minimum of 8 hours per day.
    • Negotiate rough terrain.
    • Climb in and out of manholes, excavations, and/or other confined or enclosed spaces.
    • Climb up and down from equipment either to operate it or to perform routine maintenance checks.
    • Carry and use trade associated tools, equipment, or material up to a weight of 95 pounds.
    • Have adequate vision to observe and follow hand signals.
    • Stand, stoop, bend, reach, climb, walk, or sit.
  • Perform all associated job functions of a laborer, which includes, but is not limited to: constant physical labor such as shoveling, using sledge or claw hammers, mixing or breaking concrete, operating pipe or chain saws, carrying equipment or materials, or any other related duty.
  • Maintain the following tools to make minor repairs and adjustments.
    • Standard Wrench Set from 3/8″ to 3/4″
    • Standard Socket Set from 3/8″ to 3/4″
    • 1/2″ Drive Ratchet
    • Large and Small Phillips Head Screwdrivers
    • Large and Small Slotted Head Screwdrivers
    • 10″ or 12″ Adjustable Wrench
    • Hammer
    • Pliers
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Flippo Construction Company, Inc. (FCCI) is an “EMPLOYEE OWNED” general and heavy construction business located in Forestville, MD and operating primarily in the Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Baltimore MD areas. Flippo’s Operational services consists of Heavy Construction, including Bridges, Concrete Structures, Roadway and Site Work. We also provide utility installation, repairs, and long-term service/maintenance contracts for the major utility providers in the Washington Metropolitan area.

Our Benefits include Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off (PTO), Employee Stock Ownership Program, 401(k), employee assistance program, Life/AD&D Insurance, and Long Term Disability insurance, Paid Holidays, and Safety Boot Program.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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