Utility Operator
Company: Vulcan Materials Company
Location: Houston Ship Yard , TX
Category: Construction, Skilled & Trades
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 4/17/2019

Utility Operator

  • Primary duties, 50% or greater, include the operation of off-highway equipment within the facility.
  • Operation of off-road trucks to transport raw materials and/or finished products within the facility.
  • Operation of off-road trucks to transport water to wet facility roadways and the transport of fuel within the facility to re-fuel equipment. 
  • Other duties, less than 50%, may include the operation of off -road mobile equipment such as shipping loaders, pit loaders, dozers, graders, excavators, rock breaker, drag line, crane, etc.
  • Travel to other facilities maybe required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Essential Functions

  • Perform duties safely, responsibly and proficiently observing all safety and health rules.
  • Employee is expected to operate equipment unit with a high degree of competence, skill and proficiency
  • Perform pre-shift and post-shift safety inspections and complete daily equipment reports.
  • Report unsafe mechanical conditions to shop foreman and supervisor.
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices on equipment. Train new equipment operators on the equipment unit they are qualified to operate.
  • Assist with equipment routine preventative maintenance.
  • Will work outdoors and exposed to varying  and/or extreme weather conditions (i.e., heat, wet, cold, etc)
  • May work in high and/or precarious places or cramped work space that requires getting into awkward positions.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time; grip, climb, reach, shovel, squat, crawl, or pull, push, as well as, bend and lift 45 pounds
  • Must be able to work required overtime and flexible work schedule.
  • Must be able to speak, read, and have a working knowledge of the English language.


Vulcan Materials Company offers a competitive compensation program and benefits package including: medical/dental/vision, paid holidays and vacations, life insurance, 401(k) with match and flexible spending accounts.


Vulcan Materials Company is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates and a major producer of aggregates-based construction materials including asphalt and ready-mixed concrete. We run our business with great discipline and integrity.

At Vulcan, our people share a competitive drive for excellence, in an environment of trust, teamwork, positive reinforcement, open-mindedness and communication.

Ours is a culture of mutual respect, integrity and committed spirit. Opportunity, community and unity is our way of doing business. We call it The Vulcan Way.


Vulcan Materials Company is committed to employing a diverse workforce. You will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.  You also have the right to be free from discrimination for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.



  • High School Diploma/GED or an equivalent combination of training and work experience.



  • Entry level to intermediate experience operating heavy off road mobile equipment



Behavioral Expectations


  • High Integrity:  Acts with unyielding integrity and honesty in business transactions, promoting company policies and holding self and other employees accountable, keeping promises and commitments.


  • Self-Motivated: Gets the job done with a minimum of supervision.  Collaborates with others to address issues that arise


  • Respectful: Treats other employees or customers with courtesy, dignity and respect.


Critical Competencies


  • Communication Skills:  Communicates clearly and listens carefully in an open, candid and consistent manner.


  • Team Player:  Establishes trust with team members, stating clear expectations and accountabilities.  Recognizes group morale and acts to protect or build as necessary.


  • Safety-Oriented: Sets a safety tone for all activities; upholds the highest standards for protecting people and the environment.


  • Personal Accountability:  Honoring your commitments to yourself and others.  Acknowledging and correcting your own mistakes.  Taking full ownership to address and fix problems vs. deflecting blame to others.
14047 Industrial Rd.
Houston Ship Yard, TX 77015
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