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Amentum Heavy Equipment Operator in Baghdad, Iraq

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Heavy Equipment Operator

The LCC-A Heavy Equipment Operator will be based at one of the Amentum sites in Iraq and serve the Light Construction Crew under the Operations and Maintenance Support Services (OMSS) contract in support of the U.S. Department of State. This position will be responsible for operating horizontal earthwork equipment on construction, remodeling or renovation projects and will report to the LCC Project Manager. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.

DUTIES:

  • Operate a variety of construction heavy equipment such as, loaders and forklifts, for cargo movements and construction.

  • Interpret design plans and plan work.

  • Determine safe dig parameters and follow established procedures.

  • Document dig plan as required

  • Perform daily safety inspections of heavy equipment, as required prior to operation of any equipment. Document inspections as required.

  • Comply with all ESH Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provide information and materials to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.

  • Work to achieve goals and contractual commitments.

  • Perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of heavy equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.

  • Perform other duties as required.

REQUIRED:

  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level:

  • Four (4) years’ experience in construction heavy equipment operation, such as forklifts, skid steer, backhoe, and loaders.

  • 200 hours of routine equipment operation.

  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies, and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.

  • Able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of heavy equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.

  • Knowledge of proper loading techniques and forklift weight capacities.

  • Must be able to pass an onsite driving test.

  • Ability to be flexible and demonstrate good work ethics.

  • Able to work independently and is expected to maintain a schedule of work.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in supporting contract responsibilities at an overseas facility.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.

  • Must have the ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.

  • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information.

  • Education: A high school diploma or GED.

  • Passport, Licenses and Certifications: As part of pre-contingency requirements, by the time the visa process starts , candidates must possess a valid passport of with a minimum of 18 months remaining to expiration date with 8 blank pages.

  • Valid drivers’ and truck drivers’ licenses

  • Certificate for equipment operation.

  • Security Vetting: Must possess an active DOD or DOS Secret security clearance and maintain eligibility for the duration of the contract.

  • Language Skills: Strong, professional, oral and written English communication skills.

  • Medical: Favorable passage of a drug screen and physical examination.

DESIRED:

  • Previous out of home country experience is highly desirable and previous work experience in harsh environmental conditions is a plus.

  • Experience working with Amentum.

OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in supporting contract responsibilities at an overseas facility.

  • Experience providing excellent customer services.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • Expert computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.

  • Must have the ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.

  • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information.

WORKING AND LIVING CONDITIONS:

This position may be located in a war zone, in an environment with harsh and dangerous working and living conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly be exposed to extreme and austere desert-like environment. Temperatures can reach 120- 130 degrees Fahrenheit/50-55 degrees Celsius during the summer months. Employees must be willing and able to perform regular job requirements in this austere, extreme environment, as well as willing and able to deploy to Iraq for extended periods. Work schedules are a minimum of 6 days per week and 10 hours per day, while some jobs have higher daily and weekly minimums. Employees must be willing and able to perform physical activities including, but not limited to, heavy lifting and moving of items, parts, assemblies, and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum; climbing in and out of equipment; crawling; and working outdoors. This includes being able to lift and carry 40 pounds of personal protective equipment for extended periods of time and being capable of running and ‘duck & cover’ during emergencies without putting oneself or others at risk.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Amentum is a drug-free workplace.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

EEO is the Law Poster (http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf)

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

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