Traveling Heavy Equipment Operator (Demolition)
Minneapolis, MN 
Posted 13 days ago
Job Description

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About Us

Veit is one of the country's leading specialty contractors, with over 90 years of experience and the best people in the industry. We pride ourselves on our relentless pursuit to push the construction industry forward and deliver for our customers. Our modern fleet of iron, diverse expertise, and unmatched determination allow us to successfully tackle some of the largest and most complex projects across every sector while also living out our values every day. Our company culture is one where everyone pitches in to get the job done, regardless of job title or seniority. We do everything we can to maintain an atmosphere where family comes first. We want every one of our employees to look forward to each day at work and make it home safe and happy at the end of the day.

Position Summary

Veit is seeking experienced Traveling Heavy Equipment Operators to join our Demolition team in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro area. The Traveling Heavy Equipment Operator works on various construction sites to operate one or several types of large sized specialty demolition excavators and other construction equipment including skid loaders, bulldozers, tractors, or front-end loaders. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties.

Veit is no longer taking on Apprentices in Operator positions this summer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operates large sized specialty excavators and heavy equipment of various sizes and weights used in demolition.
  • Properly follows company and OSHA safety procedures. Bring problems to the attention of the project Foreman, Superintendent, General Superintendent or Safety Director.
  • Follows daily procedures and protocols as set forth in job orientations and training.
  • Performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or needed repairs to project Foreman, Superintendent, General Superintendent or Safety Director.
  • Assists in training entry level employees to perform maintenance and repair duties as required or assigned.
  • Helps identify any underground and overhead utilities have been located/exposed prior to excavating.
  • Reviews trenching requirements with Superintendent and ensure any required protection is available.
  • Keep project foreman, superintendent, or general superintendent informed of known actions, written or verbal, which may affect the ability to successfully perform tasks at construction project sites or adversely affect Company operations.
  • Other projects or duties as assigned by management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Six to twelve months experience operating specialty demolition excavators is required.
  • At least five years' industrial demolition experience preferred, but not required.
  • Considerable knowledge of heavy equipment operating principles. Ability to drive and operate heavy equipment under varying working conditions.
  • OSHA 10, First Aid/CPR, and the ability to follow applicable safety precautions as well as view and understand Veit's safety training video is required. Working knowledge of hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operations is also required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management and employees, external vendors and other business associates. Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions. Must have good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to be punctual and dependable.


  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Must be able to work 8 to 12-hour workdays, Monday through Friday, with occasional weekends. Must be flexible regarding work hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Requires 80-100% domestic travel.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to perform manual work requiring periods of extensive physical exertion and potential exposure to adverse weather conditions. Required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Often required to sit, stand, walk, bend knees, stretch arms, stoop, kneel, talk and hear.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employees encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Employee is exposed to environmental conditions, working near machines and loud noises associated with construction sites. Exposed to variable weather conditions including rain, snow, wind, cold and heat. Also exposed to variable terrain.



Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
5+ years
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