Pipeline Heavy Equipment Operator

Island Energy Services is seeking a Pipeline Heavy Equipment Operator for our Pipeline Operations.  Candidate must follow strict DOT and USCG requirements and accurately documents Pipeline activities.

The pipeline crew is the frontline personnel in response to and repairs of a leaks on the various pipelines. Candidate must be willing to respond after hours and on days off.  Island Energy provides a generous benefits package as well as a progressive pay scale.

To apply online, please click on the job link listed to the right of this page.


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of heavy equipment excavation experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of other heavy equipment operation
  • Must maintain in current status; all required equipment certifications.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Currently hold or have ability to obtain DOT Medical Certification
  • Knowledge of refinery, water, sewer, fire and storm pipeline systems.
  • Demonstrated initiative and self-motivation.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage time efficiently.
  • Demonstrated safety champion with previous employers.
  • Demonstrated the ability to work productively as a team member.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work extended hours (more than 8 hours) at a time. Occasionally works weekends.
  • Must be able to life 50 – 75 pounds of equipment and meet physical requirements.
  • This position is considered safety sensitive.
  • Currently hold or have ability to obtain Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Clearance.


Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  •  Drive and control heavy construction type equipment such as hydraulic excavators, dump trucks, equipment trailers, backhoes, bulldozers, forklifts and hydraulic equipment.
  • Responsible for ensuring machinery is being operated safely and in compliance with IES procedures, policies and OSHA\DOT regulations.
  • Works with and assists the Pipeline crew in digging ditches and trenches, hoisting material, tools, equipment, and any related work with a backhoe, front-end loader, excavators.
  • Load and unload equipment from vehicles and trailers.
  • Ensure company equipment, material, and the work site are maintained, kept clean, and stored in a safe manner.
  • Inspect heavy equipment/machinery for safe day-to-day operation.
  • Specific knowledge and experience with trench shoring and bracing per OSHA requirements.
  • At all times, maintains awareness of surroundings, including fellow employees and visible and non-visible hazards such as elevation changes, street crossings, and underground utilities.
  • Moves, loads and spreads materials throughout project site utilizing mechanized equipment; unload pipes, pallets, and other materials.
  • Coordinates with pipeline integrity maintenance team on site digs. Completes all required safety protocols before starting task.  Clearly locates and marks location of IES pipeline before starting any excavation work.
  • Handling or removing pipeline and associated materials at site.
  • On occasion, this position removes and clears debris to ensure safe completion of task.
  • Completes documentation including field inspection reports, maintenance checklist, inventory and other relevant documentation in the course of the shift.
  • Reports all incidences to the Supervisor.
  • As directed, attends training and safety meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Duties:

  •  Perform excavator duties throughout Terminal facilities.
  • Attend all requirement training and safety meetings.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • CDL Driver’s License Type A is highly desired
  • Knowledge of refinery\Petro Chemical pipeline systems.
  • Vehicle and Heavy Maintenance equipment experience.
  • Proficient knowledge of OSHA requirements.
  • Knowledge of DOT requirements.


  • To Be Determined based upon experience.
  • FLSA status: non-exempt position.

Position open until filled.

IES is an equal opportunity employer M\F\D\V\AA. Position open to US residents and resident aliens with a valid green card only.