Heavy Equipment Operator

Orlando, Florida
Jul 28, 2022
Sep 26, 2022
IT, Operations, Theme Park

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for supporting all of Technical Services and other divisions across UO with proficient operation of heavy equipment utilizing equipment such as the Cat Loader, Cat Extended Boom, and Cat Back Hoe. Performs proper rigging skills for loading, unloading, and transportation of large specimen trees and other equipment and materials. Other activities include the operation and transport of large pumps, generators, ride vehicles, ride track, and related facility and attraction apparatus. They are regularly called on to coordinate the field tasks associated with special projects involving demolition of structures and earth movement.


  • Operation of heavy equipment which includes the ability to excavate using shoring, applies straps and slings to loads being rigged, back floats gravel and soil for fine grading, lift and place irregular objects, and maneuver equipment in all directions in tight spaces.
  • Performs rigging of various objects for proper lifting and transport.
  • Performs project coordination involving the use of heavy equipment.
  • Provide correct hand signals for heavy equipment operation and rental cranes to ensure safe operation and to protect UO's assets.
  • Oversees heavy equipment repair and maintenance to insure safe operation.
  • Submits paperwork for excavation permits and monitors heavy equipment/ vehicle job logs.
  • Understands and actively participates in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SCOPE: Responsible for the safe operation all heavy equipment proficiently; provides support to all departments resort wide in the use of heavy equipment.

EDUCATION: Preferred: High school degree or GED

EXPERIENCE: 7-10 Years – Heavy equipment operation required; equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Valid Florida Drivers License/ required to operate company vehicles.
  • Annual Training and Certification is required for all of the following provided by UO; Caterpillar Loader, Caterpillar Extended Boom Lift, Caterpillar Backhoe-Loader, and JCB.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Must possess flexibility in regards to different shifts and short notice call in due to emergencies or department need.

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Orlando via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Orlando as a result of the referral or through other means.

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