Excavator Operator Job at The Middlesex Corporation, Fairfield County, CT

  • The Middlesex Corporation
  • Fairfield County, CT

Job Description

Position Title:

Excavator Operator

Date Posted:



Norwalk, CT

Salary Interval:


Pay Range:


Application Instructions

SAFELY Building America’s Infrastructure Since 1972

Robert W. Pereira founded The Middlesex Corporation (TMC) in 1972. Through his vision, drive and commitment to Safety, Quality and Excellence, the organization, now encompassing various companies throughout the United States is a leader in the heavy civil construction and paving industries. This year, The Middlesex Corporation was ranked by ENR as the 222nd largest contractor in the country out of more than 35,000 construction companies and 50th of the Top 50 Domestic Heavy Civil Contractors. The Middlesex Corporation is headquartered in Littleton, Massachusetts with regional offices in West Haven, Connecticut and Orlando, Florida. 
The sustained success is a result of the Leadership and Team Members living the core values of  Safety first in everything we do, Quality in all we offer, Integrity in the way we act and do business,  Professionalism in how we represent ourselves and the company,  Strong Work Ethic that produces positive results, and  Commitment to the Success of all Team Members and Stakeholders.

Our Goal is to sustain our exemplary Safety record while growing into a diversified “Top 100 ENR Company” and being recognized as “One of the Best Places to Work.”

Please see HR for information on physical demands and work environment of this job.

Team Member Competitive Benefits:

  • 401k Savings Plan with 25% Company Match
  • Health/Vision/Dental Insurance
  • Life/Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation/Holidays
  • FSA
  • Voluntary Benefits
  • Health Care Advocate
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training 
  • Team Member Referral Program

Please complete the employment application for consideration of employment with The Middlesex Corporation.

We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other legally protected status.

Position Description


  • Responsible for safe and technically proficient operation of equipment assigned.
  • Comply with (and actively promote) all Safety policies and procedures including reporting all accidents, incidents and near misses to ensure adherence to our Number One Core Value – Safety, first in everything we do.
  • Complete equipment condition reports, as well as a daily checklist of work to be done on your equipment and provide to the Project Superintendent daily through the Middlesex Application.
  • Cleaning the machines daily. This includes sweeping the cabs and removing trash daily, and lubricating doors and windows bi-weekly.
  • Understand and comply with all Company safety policies and procedures. Know where all utilities within the work zone are located. 
  • Be responsible for your own safety as well as those working in the area.
  • Inform your Superintendent or Foreman daily of your equipment fuel status so the fuel truck can be scheduled if needed for the next morning.
  • Make a note on your equipment report and let your Superintendent know if you need any supplies, i.e.: grease, oil, rags, cleaning supplies, or if the machine needs to be steam cleaned.

Position Requirements


  • High School Diploma/ GED Certificate
  • 3-5 years Operator Experience in Heavy/Civil Construction
  • OSHA 10 Certified
  • Valid Driver License

Necessary Attributes:

  • Must possess the ability to adapt to different personalities and management styles
  • Commitment to safety, quality, and integrity oriented with strong professional work ethics
  • Identify and discuss all safety interlocks, alarms and shutdowns on your machine
  • Preform a beginning and end of shift equipment inspection
  • Demonstrate and discuss the operation of the Bucket Quick Disconnect System
  • Locate all grease points and discuss operation of the auto greasing system if applicable
  • Demonstrate the ability to pull level grades.
  • Demonstrate the ability to correctly and safely excavate a trench.
  • Ability to control, position, and load trucks.
  • Capable to lift and set heavy loads.
  • Demonstrate the ability to excavate to grade using GPS.
  • Demonstrate the ability to excavate to grade using grade stakes.
  • Demonstrate the ability to load and unload an excavator from transport truck.
  • Use of lifting devices; cables, chains, four ways, straps, etc.
  • How to lift, set, and home: a) Ductile Iron Pipe (DIP) b) C-900 Pipe c) RCP/ERCP d) CMP e) SDR f) ADS.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lift and set: a) Head Walls b) Structures (bases, tops.)

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Middlesex Corporation is an "Equal O pportunity Employer-Minorities, Females, Veterans and Disabled Persons"

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Holiday work, For contractors, Shift work, Day shift,

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