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Heavy Equipment Operator

Company: Miles Sand & Gravel Company
Location: Whatcom County
Position Type: Full Time
Application Closing Date: June 30, 2023 or until filled
Compensation: $29.00- $32.00

Job Description:

The Miles Sand & Gravel Company (Miles) is seeking an experienced and safety-oriented Heavy Equipment Operator to join our team to safely and efficiently operate a variety of equipment.


The ideal candidate should be capable of the following essential tasks;

  • Operate various heavy equipment like dozers, front-end loaders, excavators, backhoes and other related equipment.
  • Follow MSHA/OSHA safety procedures.
  • Perform thorough pre and post trip inspection of the equipment.
  • Safely and efficiently operate the equipment to prevent accidents and damage of property.
  • Must be willing to assist with hand work (manual labor).

Job Skills and Requirements:

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills & attributes;

  • A self-starter who can 1) work independently, diligently and responsibly with minimal supervision 2) work as a member of a team  3) manage their time wisely  4) multi-task  5) meet a deadline.
  • Have basic mechanical working knowledge of heavy equipment to perform minor repairs on the equipment and then report larger repairs to the appropriate parties.
  • Be physically capable of performing job tasks including safely lifting equipment.
  • Strong work ethic, the ability and desire to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Honest, responsible and trustworthy with confidential information.
  • The ability to represent the company in a professional and ethical manner.


Required Education and/or Experience;

  • 5+ years’ experience in the construction industry operating heavy equipment and grade work.
  • Experience operating and maintaining screen plants is preferred.
  • Commercial driver’s license is a plus.


The Miles Group of Companies includes Miles Sand & Gravel Company and Miles Resources, LLC.  Miles Sand & Gravel Company is a 4th generation, family owned producer of aggregates and ready-mix concrete for the construction industry.   Miles Resources, LLC is a general contractor specializing in civil construction and asphalt paving.  Our corporate office is located in Puyallup, WA with facilities in western WA – from the Canadian border to Tenino.  We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug free company.  We have an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, paid time off and retirement plan.