Walbec Group



Zenith Tech, Inc.


Escanaba, MI

Job Type

Full Time


Contract rate - Hourly

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Operator - Certified Crane Operator

Zenith Tech, Inc. | Escanaba, MI
Full Time | Contract rate - Hourly

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Zenith Tech, a Walbec Group Company

Position summary:
Under the direction of the Foreman, the Operator will be responsible for operating several types of power construction equipment in a safe and efficient manner. This equipment may include, but is not limited to, asphalt pavers, backhoes, asphalt rollers, front-end loaders, dozers, graders, compactors, and other pieces of equipment.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Use machinery to move construction materials, earth and other heavy materials at construction sites
  • Operate equipment as directed for the construction of roads and other projects as needed.
  • Work with one or several types of power construction equipment in a safe and effective manner to minimize the risk of injury and property damage
  • Able to read and understand grade stakes, automated machine control cab displays, etc.
  • Depending on assignment, able to properly utilize equipment to accomplish tasks involving grade, slope, yield, etc. as needed.
  • Depending on assignment, able to safely maneuver machinery in tight quarters, around people, traffic and utilities
  • Clean, maintain and secure all equipment
  • Ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed
  • Assist with repairs as needed

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • CCO (Certified Crane Operator) certification
  • Successfully pass, or has passed, the Operator's Union aptitude test when required
  • Ability to clean, maintain and assist in repairing equipment
  • Must be punctual and dependable
  • Valid Driver's License and satisfactory driving record

Preferred Skills:

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • Member of a Local Labor Union, or willingness to take appropriate steps to become a Union member
  • Class A CDL or ability to obtain
  • Three (3) years' experience and knowledge of commercial driving regulations

Physical Requirements:
The mental and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

ClimbingB11Going up and down ladders, stairs, and ramps.
Using of feet and legs, and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized
BalancingA51Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces
StoopingA31Bending body downward and forward by bending at the waist. This task is important if it occurs a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles
KneelingA32Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees
CrouchingA32Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine
CrawlingB11Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet
Pulling/PushingA43Using upper arms and shoulders to exert force in order to draw, drag, or tug objects in a sustained motion.
LiftingA23Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper arms, shoulders, and back.
FingeringA21Picking, pinching, typing, keyboarding, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather then whole hand or arms as in handling
GraspingA52Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palms
FeelingA52Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
ReachingA53Raising arms from a lower to a higher position in all planes and directions, to conduct task. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper arms, shoulders, and back muscles.
StandingA42To support one self on the feet in an erect position
WalkingA22To move along on foot: advance by steps.
HandlingA53Using of hands to grasp, lift and use tools and material
SittingB11To rest on the buttocks or haunches, while using upper extremities.

Critical How important is the item to completion of assigned responsibilities
A = essential to the job B = required, but not essential C = not required

Frequency How often does the job require the employee to demonstrate the task
1 = less then 10% of time 2 = from 11 25 % of time 3 = from 26 50 % of time
4 = from 51 75 % of time 5 = from 75 100 % of time

Intensity Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of weight to the completion of assigned responsibilities
1 = less then 10 lbs. 2 = from 10 24 lbs. 3 = from 25 49 lbs.
4 = from 50 74 lbs. 5 = from 74 99 lbs. 6 = from 100 lbs. and up

Environmental Requirements:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.b

  • Be able to tolerate variable weather conditions from extreme heat to cold
  • Work in a dirty and dusty environment
  • Be able to walk and/or stand for extended time (up to an entire day's shift)
  • Be able to comprehend, understand and follow policies, procedures and safety requirements
  • Have the ability to hear and see to the level of accomplishment for above requirements

Additional Notes:

  • Must be able to travel and work varied hours including nights/early mornings, weekends and as needed. Positions are seasonal based on weather

  • Zenith Tech in MI does extensive heavy/highway construction work in different areas. Must be willing to travel to any and all jobsites, and show up to work on time every day.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and it is our practice to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants. In addition, it is the policy of the Company to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in each locality in which the Company has employees.

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