Heavy Equipment Operator

Shade Farm Management Inc
Category Equipment Operator Type Full-time
Location Carpinteria, California View Website View website
Pay Rate $25-32/hr, DOE
Category Equipment Operator
Type Full-time
Location Carpinteria, California
View Website View website



  • Operates construction and forestry equipment in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Operates  mowers, brush chippers, chainsaws and other small equipment and tools.
  • Works with and assists the crew in digging ditches and trenches, hoisting material, tools, equipment, dragging brush and any related work.
  • Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or repairs to the supervisor; cleans equipment.
  • Assists in the installing and maintenance of traffic control devices.
  • Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.
  • Perform other tasks as required by management.


  • Must be pleasant to both internal and external customers, while maintaining a professional attitude and demeanor.
  • Able to follow a task to completion.
  • Regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, as well as reach with hands and arms.
  • Frequently required to stand, talk and hear instructions, walk sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must dress appropriately for outdoor work, including boots, long pants, and any other provisions required for spending any duration of time outside in the heat, cold, dry, and or wet conditions.
  • Ability to lift or move 25 pounds frequently, and up to 100 pounds on occasion.
  • Must hold and maintain valid drivers license

Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions.
  • The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts.
  • The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risks of electrical shock.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.



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Equipment Operator

As an equipment operator, you’re in charge of heavy machinery worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. You can run just about any machine including haul trucks, excavators, dozers, scrapers, graders, and many others performing tasks from mass excavation to laying pipe. Running equipment everyday is just about as cool as it gets.

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