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Excavator Operator

Company Name:  Baker Concrete Construction, Inc

Springfield, VA, US, 22150

Req ID: 3678
Travel: Up to 50%
Number of Openings: [[numberOpenings]] 


If you’re driven to accomplish great things, Baker is looking for you. As the nation’s leading specialty concrete contractor, Baker has constructed every type of concrete structure imaginable in more than 1,200 cities across the U.S. Today, more than 5,000 co-workers proudly wear the Baker logo.


At Baker, you’ll do more, be more, and gain more with a company that puts the key to success in your hands. Join an elite team that recognizes commitment and supports your professional growth; that believes focus + hard work + smarts equals opportunity; that provides more options to take your career to the next level. You’ll achieve more in a day, in a year, and in your career than you thought possible. Apply today — we’re ready to build.



Under the supervision of a foreman/lead, the Excavator Operator is responsible for operating heavy machinery such as forklifts, backhoes, excavators, dozers, skid steer loaders, track loaders, rubber tire loaders, etc. to move earth, rocks, and debris on construction sites.  The Operator is responsible for lay-outs, fine grading, and completing finishing applications and hoisting.  Additionally, the Operator ensures the equipment is well maintained and operating efficiently.  


Roles and Responsibilities

Is Responsible for Lay-Outs

  • Sets-up and uses a rotating laser to ensure a level grade
  • Sets-up and uses a Slope laser to ensure a sloping grade


Is Responsible for Fine Grade

  • Maintains production with fine grade operation such as placement of rock trucks 
  • Ensures proper grade is obtained
  • Determines equipment needed as well as rate of delivery for rock.


Completes Trenching & Pit Excavations

  • Controls and maintains lay-out lines during excavation
  • Maintains OSHA standards with benching and slopes during and after operation
  • Determines what type of lay-back or bench is needed for safe working conditions by type of soils 
  • Determines a percentage of spoils to remain for backfill if using on-site materials and places in a manner that is free from wet conditions
  • Determines how many spoil trucks will be needed for a continuous flow without trucks stacking up or equipment sitting idle
  • Determines what type of equipment is needed


Completes Finishing Applications and Hoisting

  • Determines what type of equipment is needed to produce the required compaction
  • Exercises the proper methods of backfilling in lifts (for example keep lifts level and consistent for proper compaction)



  • High School diploma or equivalent; minimum of three years of related experience and/or training
  • Must have the ability to exert heavy physical effort, handling average weight objects up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to kneel, stoop, crouch, balance, climb or crawl
  • Ability to tolerate heights without fear
  • Ability to maintain balance

When you join Baker, you become part of a team that is driven to do more. We offer an excellent pay and benefits package, extensive training, and a culture that is built on the values of People, Honor, and Grit. 


Baker is an EOE Disability/Veterans Employer.


Applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation for any or part of the application process may make their requests known by emailing or calling 1-513-539-4000 and asking for HR.


Must have experience in excavting footings and if you have OSHA 10 or OSHA 30, that would be a plus but not necessary. 


Nearest Major Market: Washington DC