Equipment Operator

Job Summary

ArborScape Inc. is currently seeking an equipment operator to support its landscaping, excavation, and trail-building projects. This individual operates and maintains a variety of equipment and trucks, such as excavators, bulldozers, backhoes, skid steers, and single/dual axle trucks in order to perform a variety of construction tasks including land clearing, trenching/ditching, fine and contour grading, and others as needed. He/She efficiently operates equipment and trucks to complete assigned jobs, from landscaping to trail building, and assists other co-workers in the group in the completion of work responsibilities, as necessary.

Description & Tasks:

  • Skill in the use and proper care of equipment utilized in excavation, landscape, and trail construction
  • Read and interpret construction plans and blueprints to ensure that the equipment is used in accordance with the project specifications
  • Perform routine maintenance and repairs on equipment. Mechanical ability is a plus
  • Coordinate with other members of the construction crew to ensure that the equipment is used effectively and efficiently to complete projects on time and within budget
  • Adhere to all safety guidelines and regulations, including OSHA standards, to ensure a safe working environment
  • Familiarity with a variety of light/heavy equipment including excavators, front-loaders, single and dual axle trucks, trailering, hand/power/pneumatic tools, tractors, skid steer, and chipper
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of the regulations, work hazards, safety practices, and traffic laws relating to equipment operation
  • Willing to use or learn computer and technology skills as it relates to this position
  • Ability to follow instructions with close attention to detail
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors, and clients

Employment Benefits:

First-year employees receive:

  • $20 – $26/hour, experience depending
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Health Insurance supplement benefit
  • Supplemental Life & Accident Insurance
  • Company provided PPE & apparel
  • Continued education support
  • Job advancement opportunities
  • Weekly paychecks
  • Overtime!
  • Excellent customer service & work ethic are rewarded with bonus pay

Benefits accrue with your time of service!


  • High School Graduation (or GED)
  • 2+ years of relevant or transferrable experience in equipment operation in utility, construction, masonry, and/or public works. 
  • Other combinations of education and experience that qualify an individual to perform the required job duties and responsibilities may be considered.
  • A valid driver’s license and clean driving record

Relevant or transferable experience is desired, but not required for all positions – We like to train motivated, curious, hard-working folks with a strong work ethic and attention to detail. A desire to learn, create, and care for beautiful landscapes from natural materials is a must. We are looking for passionate people, who want to do a good job for our clients, do better for themselves, and work at a great company.

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