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Golder Associates Excavator Operator in BIRMINGHAM, Alabama

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has a new opportunity for an Excavator Operator to join the team based at our Gorgas Project in Birmingham Alabama . This role will be a temporary position.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Operations of equipment

  • Complete grading, trenching, sloping, and finishing tasks to drawings and specs

  • Read and understand locators prior to excavation

  • Read grade plans and use grade stakes in measuring the amount of earth to be moved

  • Ability to work with a trench box

  • Secure special attachments to equipment

  • Monitoring / Preventive Maintenance

  • Execute preventative maintenance tasks

  • Diagnose mechanical problems

  • Health and Safety

  • Adhering to our corporate HSSE policies and procedures as outline in the Global HSSE Manual.

  • Participating in the preparation of HSSE plans and adhering to site-specific health and safety plans to mitigate or eliminate risks to Golder staff, Golder's clients, employees and the public.

  • Identifying and reporting potential and existing site hazards, incidents, potential Fatal Risk Controls, and pSIFs.

  • Ensuring proper care, handling, and storage of equipment, samples, and products ( specific equipment and apparatus types or storage protocols relevant to the discipline may be added).

  • Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Work with and support other Golder employees in the field or office.

  • Where necessary work independently, connecting with senior personnel as required for clarity and direction.

  • Carry out field work under the direction of more experienced Golder employees.

  • If necessary, provide guidance/mentorship to junior Golder employees.


  • Minimum level of education is required, HS Diploma

  • Required: 6,000 hours and 6 years’ experience operating track-hoe excavators.

  • Desired: previous field experience

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

  • Lifting, moving, and carrying up to 50 lbs. may be required.

  • Periods of standing, sitting, and walking on a variety of surfaces.

  • Periods of standing, sitting, and walking in extreme temperatures and weather conditions.

  • Driving to and from sites.

  • Extended period away from home location due to field assignments.

  • Required to work non-standard hours and/or in various time zones.

  • Manual dexterity required to use equipment, peripherals, and computers.

  • Wear correct PPE as specified.

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Employee owned structure;

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment;

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects; and,

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching.

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 40 countries, Golder’s 7,000 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

Golder is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Golder is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

To learn more about our company and culture click here to view The Promise of Golder at video.

Title: Excavator Operator


Requisition ID: 20000938