Heavy Equipment Operator (Trans)

  • Aso
  • Colorado Springs,CO,United States
  • May 21, 2021

Job Description

Akima Support Operations (ASO) provides logistics, facilities maintenance and operations, transportation and support services for mission-critical military installations and civilian agencies around the country. From the homes of U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command to the highways of suburban Virginia, ASO experts and professionals work behind the scenes to ensure smooth and continuous operations. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to safety, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company’s profits go back to our more than 14,000 Iñupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment. Job Summary: The Heavy Equipment Operator, operates heavy equipment such as RT 240 Kalmar or RTCHs, forklifts, tractor/trailers and various types of military equipment/vehicles. Equipment is used to load/unload, transport or relocate military equipment/vehicles/cargo for/from multiple forms of transport (i.e. rail, truck/trailer, etc.). Heavy Equipment Operator may read and interpret grade and slope signs, may grease, adjust and make emergency repairs to equipment. Responsibilities: - Keeps the Heavy Equipment operator lead and/or Transportation Manager updated on missions and equipment status, etc. - Unloads vehicles and equipment from commercial carriers in a timely manner so as to avoid detention charges. Loads and unloads conveyances with or without helpers, and moves freight by forklift, handcart, or other manual equipment. - Receives turn-in vehicles from customer units in accordance with wheeled and tracked vehicle turn-in instructions IAW External SOP - May perform a variety of warehousing duties which require an understanding of the establishment's storage plan. Work involves most of the following: Verifying materials (or merchandise) against receiving documents, noting and reporting discrepancies and obvious damages; routing materials to prescribed storage locations; storing, stacking, or palletizing materials in accordance with prescribed storage methods; rearranging and taking inventory of stored materials; examining stored materials and reporting deterioration and damage; removing material from storage and preparing it for shipment. - Unloads and stores vehicles, containers and equipment marked for units when the unit is not available to receive the equipment due to training, deployment or other operational reasons. (Unloading at the railhead may include removing chains and dunnage before vehicle/equipment can be moved.) - Prepares vehicles for operation by performing pre-trip inspections that include, but are not limited to, battery hookup, fueling, unmasking exhausts, air intakes and glass areas, checking for proper fluid and fluid levels and tire pressure. - May operate Non-tactical and Tactical military equipment: Commercial vehicles less than 2 ½ Ton; Tactical vehicle 5 Ton and larger or transport of hazardous material (Class A, B, or C); Tracked vehicles; Forklifts, Rough Terrain Container Handler (RTCH), or other Material Handling Equipment (MHE). May grease, adjust and make emergency repairs to equipment. - Operates vehicles for the purpose of transporting Government property to storage locations, maintenance facilities, DLA-DS, reclamation and disposal areas. - Conforms to all installation and State rules and regulations and ensures that seatbelts are worn in vehicles so equipped and use PPE as required. - Maintains mileage, tonnage and movement records as input to weekly and monthly activity reports. - Performs warehouse worker duties as directed by the supervisor. - Performs preventive maintenance in accordance with vehicle requirements and established procedures. - Performs all other duties as assigned.