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Heavy Equipment Operator - Fort Smith, AR

Date: Aug 11, 2019

Location: Fort Smith, AR, US, 72903

Company: Centuri Group, Inc.


A career built on Solid Ground means you work for a growing leader in a stable industry. With Linetec Services, you are part of a team working on the electric infrastructure critical for hundreds of thousands of people. With competitive pay from day one, paid training, and opportunities for advancement, working at Linetec Services is more than a job – it’s a career.


Equipment Operators are assigned to construction crews to utilize digger derricks as well as other heavy equipment as needed.




  • Weekly Payroll
  • Paid, on-the-job training
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life, Universal Life, AD&D, Accident and Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Short-Term and Long-Term Disability


  • Operate digger derricks, backhoes, mini-excavators and other heavy equipment as needed
  • Interpret loading charts and rigging requirements for lifting of distribution equipment
  • Perform flagman duties as needed
  • Load and unload equipment and materials
  • Daily pre-shift vehicle and equipment inspections
  • Perform regular maintenance/cleaning on assigned vehicles and equipment
  • Other duties as requested by leadership  

Education, Skills, Experience Needed

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the electrical services industry required
  • Completion of an accredited apprentice program is preferred
  • CDL class A license is required
  • Skill to operate equipment in close proximity to workers and electrical utilities
  • Desire to learn and commitment to working safely

Working Environment

  • Work sites are outdoors in potentially extreme weather conditions
  • All worksite safety instructions are written and spoken in English; must be fluent in English
  • Work includes prolonged and repeated: lifting (including overhead, up to 50lbs); standing; climbing; kneeling; reaching and feeling; crouching and crawling
  • Work is performed within the “red zone” of heavy equipment
  • Working safely requires quick/accurate hand-eye coordination


  • Pass pre-employment, random, post-accident, and reasonable suspicion drug screens
  • Provide valid US work authorization documents for E-Verify
  • Satisfactory results of pre-employment background check results
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record is required
  • Pre-employment medical fit-for-duty test; hold/obtain DOT medical card

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

This job description is subject to change at any time. It reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, and does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Centuri and its subsidiary companies will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.  Centuri will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a test or job interview) if so requested.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Smith

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