The RequirementsTo be a strong fit for the role of Finish Dozer Operator, you will have:
- 1-2+ years of experience working as a dozer operator; you should be able to finish a 2:1 slope
- GPS experience is highly preferred, but not required
- Flexibility to travel to other project sites beyond Corvallis (there are several within a few hours of Corvallis)
- Authorization to work permanently in the United States without requiring visa transfer or visa sponsorship
- A positive, team-oriented attitude
- The drive and desire to continue to build your skills and learn new things
- The ability to work effectively with a range of levels, titles, and personalities
- A strong work ethic and attendance record
Pictured: Lewistown Southeast project, Lewistown, Montana. The work consisted of 5 miles of roadway reconstruction. Major items included 125,000 cubic yards of excavation, 40,000 cubic yards of special borrow, 22,000 cubic yards of cement treated base, 4,000 cubic yards of base course, 20,000 tons of asphalt plant mix, 1,500 square yards of MSE wall, 450 square yards of soil nail wall, 4,400 square feet of sheet pile wall, and installation of 2 reinforced soil slopes. Completed 2016.
Reporting to the Job Superintendent you will be responsible for inspecting, maintaining, and operating a dozer. You will prepare the site for material excavation; create berms, ramps, and roadways. You will prevent aggregate contamination, prepare level areas for equipment placement; push up material, sand, and aggregate piles. You will need the skill to finish 2:1 slopes.
Your Role Today, Tomorrow and into the Future
You'll begin in Corvallis. This is a multi-year contract, so you could also continue there in 2018. The crew has approximately 14 members, including yourself. We also have nearby projects in Hillsboro and McMinnville, Oregon which you could work on later.
Projects vary in size and complexity, but typically last six months to several years. Most of our work is won via bids, but with a strong reputation and a robust pipeline, there is plenty of work ahead. You can plan on working year after year if you choose. You'll find tight-knit teams with many members that return each year.
Our Dozer Fleet Equipment
We maintain a significant fleet of owned and leased equipment including dozers from D6Ns to D11Rs. All are closed cab and we have late model equipment with the latest GPS.
Where You'll Stay
Depending upon the project, we may lease land nearby and create a DeAtleyville -- a place where we will place our utility trailer to provide water and electricity to the crew for parking their campers or setup tents where they will live during their downtime. Some crew members choose to stay in motels/hotels. In some cases where a DeAtleyville location is not available, employees may be supplemented with a lodging allowance (project dependent). A lodging allowance will be provided for the Corvallis project if you do not live within commuting distance. Should you be able to commute, but live more than 30 miles away, a fuel allowance will be provided.
Why Join M.A. DeAtleyGrow Your Career
While you could be happy working in this role for a long time to come, we promote from within whenever possible. Many positions move up in skill designation (i.e. level II or III) but some of our proven performers have even stepped into management. For example, two current superintendents started as operators!
At M.A. DeAtley, we support the well-being of our employees by offering a competitive wage, overtime and a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include: 100% company paid premiums for medical, dental and vision insurance for you, your spouse and your children up to the age of 26; company paid life insurance ($50,000 payable upon death regardless of whether the death was work related); a 401(k) with company match, pension and profit sharing; and vacation time. As noted, there's could also be a monthly lodging or fuel allowance, depending on your circumstances. Insurance begins the first of the month following 60 days of employment.
Critical Role Supporting Comprehensive Services and a Wide-range of Equipment
M.A. DeAtley Construction offers a full range of services including highway reconstruction, earthen construction, building and site development, windmill contracting, excavation, landfill cell construction/closure and more. You will play a critical role, central to the success of the jobs on which you work.
Tight-knit, Family Atmosphere
We're a mid-sized company with our peak season employment seeing an average of 115 employees and we are growing. You'll never be just a number here. We enjoy an atmosphere where we know and value one another, celebrate milestones, understand challenges and serve as your work family when you have to be away from your actual family. We think you'll like it here! Many do, as demonstrated by their return year after year.
Strong Leadership & Solid Business Practices = Long-term Success
Not only is our CEO a third generation construction company owner and manager, our Construction Managers range from 10 to 40 years of experience in their respective specialties. Talented project managers are on location with assigned responsibility and accountability for their projects. Management and projects are linked by computer and corporate aircraft, allowing rapid flow of information and logistic support. Every project is supported by administrative staff at our corporate office and shops located in Clarkston, Washington. We've built a reputation which we continue to cement year after year. This isn't a company that will be gone next year, but one that can support your career today, tomorrow and well into the future.
Excellent Safety Program
We are committed to safety and offer a robust, ongoing safety program. We manage safety issues immediately and weekly safety meetings ensure we're always all on the same page. Safety is top priority for M.A. DeAtley.
Keys to Success
You supply the talent, work ethic, and positive attitude...we'll provide the means for you to earn a good living, enjoy strong benefits and build a long-range career.Naturally, to be successful in this role, you will need talent operating a dozer and the drive and motivation to learn what you don't know. For example, while our preference is that you come in with GPS experience, we'll teach you if you don't know it.
In addition to your technical skills, you should have a strong work ethic. While a typical work week is 45 guaranteed hours (you'll receive overtime after 40 hours), you could work up to 55 hours. Additionally, a positive attitude will also be important to work effectively with the team. While we all make individual contributions, we work best when we work together and you'll be an essential team member.