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Heavy Equipment Operator, R&P Prudhoe Bay

Oil & Gas Operations & Maintenance
19000669 Requisition #
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This position reports directly to the equipment foreman. The heavy equipment operator operates all equipment on the job site including, but not limited to motor graders, dozers, excavators, tractor-trailers, front-end loaders, and snow blowers. The heavy equipment operator must pass the written and practical examination for and safely operate a tractor-trailer, front-end loader, motor grader, dozer, excavator, and snow blower. Operator is responsible for performing daily walk-around inspection of tractor-trailer, load inspections, and properly securing equipment weighing up to 125,000 pounds. Must be able to interpret load charts and determine load capacities for different tractor-trailer configurations. Inspect all load-securing devices. Must know how to apply AES O&M Cold Weather Operating Procedures. Other duties will be assigned to the Equipment Operator as business needs require, including occasional roustabout duties.



  • Review job specifications to determine equipment requirements for assigned work.
  • Operate heavy equipment such as bulldozers, front end loaders, graders, dozers, excavators, snowblowers, dump trucks, maxihauls and other heavy equipment to haul, load and unload materials, move snow, move soil, gravel, construction supplies, and other materials.
  • Monitor equipment operation and identify malfunctions.
  • Inspect equipment.
  • Clean, store, and maintain equipment as required.
  • Comply with Company and customer policies and procedures.
  • Support AES zero-incident safety culture and assume personal accountability and responsibility for safe work practices in all projects, activities, and operations.



High school diploma or GED with a minimum of three years related experience. Experience in the oil and gas industry and in the arctic environment preferred.


Must have five or more combined years of experience operating three or more of the following pieces of equipment:

Required -

  • Graders
  • Excavators, backhoes
  • Front-end loaders, buckets, forks and clip-on snow blowers
  • Dozers
  • Tractor-trailers


  • Three years experience - Grader / Blade Operations
  • Three years work experience in an Arctic Environment
  • Three years Arctic experience, preferably in WOA, EOA, Kuparuk, Alpine, MPU
  • Operation of Single Maxihauls
  • Operation of Single / Double Water Tankers
  • Heavy Equipment Operations with Trimble or Topcon Machine Control
  • Reserve Pit Snow Removal Projects - Prudhoe Bay, Kuparuk
  • Dewatering Projects - Prudhoe Bay, Kuparuk
  • Exploration Remediation Projects - Prudhoe Bay, Kuparuk
  • NCCER Qualifications 


Current DOT Medical Card and a Class A CDL, Tanker Endorsement Required. Driving record must meet Company requirements. North Slope Training Cooperative certification is required.



Note to all current employees: 

It is recommended that all current employees inform their managers when they apply for new positions as leadership will be notified of current employees applying for posted positions. 


A candidate must be able to meet the following non-exclusive requirements:                                                               

  • Take and pass a pre-employment drug test which may include both UA and hair testing.                         
  • Meet the physical requirements of this position including working in a remote location under arctic conditions.
  • Required to take and pass a Fit-For-Duty Exam.
  • Required to complete and successfully pass a background check. 
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an access badge for the work location.

The availability of this position is contingent upon the Company’s continued operational needs once training is completed.


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