Pipeline Equipment Operator Trainee #2020-0008

Under the supervision of the Pipeline Lead, the Pipeline Equipment Operator Trainee supports the maintenance of IES pipeline infrastructure as the primary Heavy Equipment/Excavator operator. Incumbent in this position must have prior experience in excavation while performing job functions in a safe and reliable manner. Incumbent works as part of pipeline integrity maintenance team including mechanics and operating engineers.

Desired competencies include: ability to perform job functions as part of a team, attention to detail and ability to meet physical demands. Ideal candidate must have a proven track record as a motivated, self-starter who can work on multiple pipeline tasks in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of pipeline construction is a plus.

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
  • Must be able to work extended hours (more than 8 hours) at a time. Occasionally works weekends.
  • Must be able to lift 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.

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.


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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Duties:

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



  • 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.


TBD based upon experience.
FLSA status: non-exempt position.

IES is an equal opportunity employer. Position open to US residents and resident aliens with a valid immigration status.
Post Date: Oct 14, 2020
Expire Date: Oct 29, 2020
Job Status: active
Job Link: https://usr57.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/islandenergy

IES Downstream, LLC

Kapolei, Oahu, HI

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