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Heavy Equipment Operator at Georgia Pacific in Fort Dodge, Iowa

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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Heavy Equipment Operator – Fort Dodge, IA

“Innovation is facilitated by having the right people in the
right roles with the right skills and values.''
- Charles Koch, Koch Industries Chairman and CEO

Georgia-Pacific’s quarry operation in Fort Dodge, IA is looking for safety-oriented individuals to join our team as a Heavy Equipment Operator. Heavy Equipment Operators create value by safely mining gypsum rock that is delivered to the facility for processing and production. If you are you a self-directed, motivated individual with experience operating heavy mobile equipment, apply now!

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:


  • Adhering to all safety and environmental guidelines, policies, and procedures

  • Efficiently and safely operating heavy mobile equipment of various sizes and weights associated with open pit mining

  • Performing minor service and maintenance on equipment

  • Recognizing and documenting potential job hazards in compliance with company policies

  • Working as a team to help meet or exceed production, waste and quality goals

  • Performing general housekeeping duties to continuously maintain a safe and clean work environment


What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED 

  • Six (6) months or more of experience operating one or more of the following in the construction and/or mining field:

    • End dump truck – Articulated or rigid frame truck

    • Excavator – Caterpillar 320 Class or larger

    • Front-end Loader – Caterpillar 950 Class or larger

    • Surface Miner – SM2200 Wirtgen or similar

    • Dozer – Caterpillar D8 Class or larger

    • Motor Grader – Cat 12 or 120 class or larger

  • Willing and able to work in a hot, humid, cold, and noisy industrial environment

  • Willing and able to work any shift, holidays, weekends and overtime as needed

  • Willing and able to lift at least 50 pounds

  • Willing and able to perform tasks such as lifting, walking, climbing, stooping, standing, pushing and/or pulling for at least eight (8) hours a day

  • Willing and able to maintain strict adherence to safety rules and regulations, to include wearing safety equipment

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year or more of Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) related experience

  • One (1) year or more of experience working with construction and/or mining equipment


Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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