Heavy Equipment Operator

Richmond, VA

Known for our quality of work and quality of life, we make it a priority to provide for our employees, clients, and community. Information and qualifications regarding this job are listed below.

about us.

Founded in 1982, MEB is a full-service construction firm with corporate headquarters in Chesapeake, VA and a regional office in Richmond, VA. With nearly 300 employees and over $250 million in annual revenue, MEB has the resources and strength to provide the highest level of service for a wide variety of complex construction projects throughout both the Mid-Atlantic and the country. We are proud of the culture we’ve built, and as MEB experience’s growth year over year, we continue to put an emphasis on our people, our clients, and safety.

our areas of expertise.

  • Water // Wastewater
  • Fueling Systems // Storage
  • Environmental // Resilience
  • Hospitality // Entertainment
  • Manufacturing // Industrial
  • Corporate // Government

our benefits.

  • 401(k) & Matching
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development

job brief.

Our team is looking for an experienced heavy equipment operator to safely operate heavy equipment including, but not limited to excavator, dump truck, loader, backhoe, tamper, water truck, and support of our various construction projects throughout Virginia. To succeed, you must ensure that you are living by MEB’s core values on the project every day and that quality, health, and safety standards onsite are your top priority.

If you are a hardworking, safety conscious operator that is committed to performing quality work and doing your part to ensure the successful completion of our projects then we’d like to meet you!

core areas of responsibility.

  • Operate a variety of vehicles and large heavy equipment while performing work inside industrial facilities, on roads and in right-of-ways including excavating, loading, hauling, and dumping.
  • Load gravel, dirt, and sand; smooth and grade roads; spread rock and gravel.
  • Excavate trenches and construct ditches for installation of culverts, water pipes and sewer pipes; remove silt and debris.
  • Install various forms of trench and excavation shoring systems including trench boxes, sheets, plates, and hydraulic shoring
  • Make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment while in the field.
  • Evaluate lifting capacities of equipment & rigging versus weights of lifted materials.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on equipment to ensure prime operability.
  • Assist other crafts when equipment is not in use.

skills you possess.

  • Five (5) years of experience safely operating equipment such as excavators, dump truck, loader, trackhoe, backhoe, tamper, water truck and bulldozer.
  • Ability to read, understand and follow survey markings, blueprints, diagrams, and grades and instructions from supervisors.
  • Knowledge in utility and site grading/construction and the ability to judge distances and slopes accurately.
  • Able to perform manual labor in all types of environments and conditions, including heavy lifting (in excess of 50 lbs.) for an 8 – 10-hour workday.
  • Interpersonal competencies that include a drive for results, effective oral communication skills, organization, planning, trust, respect, dependability and cooperation.
  • Good housekeeping standards and ability to observe safety procedures and report any potentially unsafe conditions to management.

additional requirements.

  • 18 years of Age
  • Able to Pass a Drug Test
  • Legally Eligible to Work in the US
  • If assigned to a government project, US citizenship and clear background check may be required.

additional requirements for craftworkers.

  • Must have own transportation to and from jobsite every workday
  • Must provide own hand tools (excluding power tools)
  • May be expected to travel where the project requires (multi-state opportunities)

Pre-Employment Drug Screen required. E-Verify. DMV. EOE/Minorities/Females/Disabilities/Veterans