Heavy Equipment Operator - Reeves West Region, Macon, GA

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Country: Macon, Georgia, US, 31201

Company: Colas

Subsidiary: [[division]]



Reeves Construction Company has been a key partner in the infrastructure growth of the Southeast since the company’s founding in 1955. As we’ve grown, Reeves has formed new partnerships and branched out to new subsidiaries from Sloan Construction (SC/NC), R.B. Baker Construction (GA/FL), to Southeast Emulsions (SC/GA). Reeves is a complete heavy civil highway and site development construction company dedicated to meet the specific needs of the roadway, airport, bridge, and military market. Reeves prides itself for its high company standards of safety, ethics and performance.


Reeves is a subsidiary of the Colas Group, a worldwide leader in infrastructure construction and maintenance. Our company provides competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee.


Job Description


Reeves Construction Company is looking for Heavy Equipment Operators in its Albany, Cordele, Tifton, Vienna and Macon locations.  Qualified candidates must be able to effectively operate a Bulldozer, Excavator or Loader to achieve desired golas of the plans and specifications specific to the job.


Essential Duties


  • Adhere to Reeves Construction Company safety programs to ensure a safe work environment
  • Monitor all steps of the operation to ensure Standard Quality and Operating Practices and guidelines are being followed
  • Knowledge of how to operate a Bulldozer, Excavator or Loader
  • Spread dirt in fill areas, finish dress to plan specifications, load material from stockpiles or excavations, finish grade with a loader, experience with material handling
  • GPS machine control knowledge
  • Backfill trenches/excavations
  • Apply caution digging around underground utilities and overhead wire
  • Ability to assist with the maintenance and normal operating adjustment to the equipment
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends



Qualifications & Skills Required


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Able to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos
  • Have strong knowledge of plans and specifications, OSHA Trenching Requirements, and Safety Protocol
  • Able to work in a number of diverse locations is pertinent, as work locations my change daily
  • Must be flexible as hours will vary by job, location and season -working a night shift may be required
  • Six months to one year experience operating the equipment
  • Must have a current and valid driver’s license
  • Must have adequate transportation to and from work
  • Must adhere to safety procedures and guidelines at all times
  • Punctuality, consistent attendance and self-direction for the success of the operations

Physical Demands & Work Environment


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be med by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, or walk, talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is usually required to sit for long periods. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Employees must have 20/40 vision either naturally or with corrective lenses. Hearing should be excellent or by audio device.


Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.


Benefits & General Information


Competitive pay & comprehensive benefits include paid holidays, vacation, life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment insurance, group health plan options (incl. medical, dental & vision, HSA, FSA), short term disability benefits & 401(k)/401(k) Roth w/company match.

**Drug-Free Workplace**
**E-Verify Participating Company**
**Minorities, Females and Veterans Strongly Encouraged to Apply**



Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries (Reeves Construction) are Equal Opportunity Employers. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here EEO document.  If you need an accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Colas Inc. 973-290-9082 or send an email to ColasRecruiter@colasinc.com.  

Nearest Major Market: Macon