Pipeline Heavy Equipment Operator

Under the supervision of the Pipeline Lead, the Pipeline Heavy Equipment Operator supports the maintenance of IES’ pipeline infrastructure as a Pipeline Heavy Equipment 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.


Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of heavy equipment excavation experience.
  • 5+ years of other heavy equipment operation.

Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite – Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Working knowledge of filling forms
  • Ownership of assigned job duties
  • Identify ways to complete the job safely and efficiently
  • Experience in fuel pipeline operation and maintenance
  • Current CDL-A license
  • Crane operator license
  • Welding certification for pipeline or ability to obtain welding certification
  • Knowledge of refinery, water, sewer, fire and storm pipeline systems.

Other Requirements

  • Willingness to commit to The Island Way (IES core values of): Kīnāʻole, Aloha, Lōkahi and Hoʻohana
  • Pass background check including periodic job-related physical abilities testing as required.
  • Currently hold or have ability to obtain Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Clearance
  • Must maintain in current status all required equipment certifications.
  • This is a safety sensitive position and random drug testing is required.
  • Valid driver’s license with clean abstract.
  • Should candidate not possess a CDL-A license, will be required to obtain CDL-A within 6 months from date of hire.
  • Currently hold or have ability to obtain DOT Medical Certification.
  • Willingness to devote the time as needed to meet packet and task deadlines.
  • Willingness to maintain or increase skills.


Major Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Operate heavy construction equipment – hydraulic excavators, hydraulic equipment, dump trucks, equipment trailers, backhoes, bulldozers, and forklifts.
  • Assists and takes ownership on pipeline maintenance activities – digging ditches/trenches, hauling dirt, exposing pipe, removing coating, pipe surface preparation, coating, painting, moving material, pipe, tools, and equipment as required by the job.
  • Performs work in a safe manner complying to all relevant IES policies, OSHA, DOT, and/or safety requirements.
  • Ensures machinery/equipment is being operated safely and in compliance with IES procedures, policies, and OSHA/DOT regulations.
  • Inspects heavy equipment/machinery for safe day-to-day operation.
  • Ensure company equipment, material, and the work site are maintained, kept clean, and stored in a safe manner.
  • Maintains awareness of surroundings, including fellow employees and visible and non-visible hazards such as elevation changes, street crossings, and underground utilities.
  • Assist regular maintenance activities of pipelines to remain in compliance with DOT regulators (49 CFR 195) included but not limited to hydrotesting, valve maintenance, rectifier checks, rectifier maintenance, pressure-safety-device maintenance, corrosion coupons, pipeline right-of-way inspections, right-of-way maintenance.
  • Assist in marine subsurface hose change-out activities i.e., clean, inspection, store, string entire hose, load/unload, transport, assist deploying to hose on boats etc.
  • Assist in documenting forms related to various maintenance activities completed.
  • Prepares job-hazard-analysis before every project / maintenance activity.
  • Performs Operator Qualification task analysis before every project / maintenance activity.
  • Reports all incidents to the Pipeline Lead.
  • Completes and remains up to date on all relevant OQ and safety trainings as required by the job.
  • Other job duties as assigned by the pipeline lead that are consistent with the scope of the position.

Other Duties

  • Teamwork – Works effectively with coworkers and others by sharing ideas in a constructive, positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress and issues; addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical solutions; and respecting the diversity of the IES workforce in actions, words, and deeds.
  • Maintains commitment to a high standard of safety, comply with all safety laws and IES safety policies\rules and report actual and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel to further IES core value of safety.
  • Other duties as assigned by the pipeline lead that are consistent with the scope of the position.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl..  The employee frequently is required to use hands, hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls to talk or hear.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and /or move up to 50-70 pounds of equipment.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

This position requires working outdoors in varying elements for up to 95% of the time.  Individuals may be exposed to extreme weather conditions which may include excessive heat and/or cold, humidity, sun, wind, rain, exposure to excessive and continuous noise, working around machinery and heavy equipment with moving parts, moving objects or vehicles.


  • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyses information as appropriate.
  • Interpersonal Skills—the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas, and exhibits willingness to try new things.
  • Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, communicates clearly within/outside the organization, and demonstrates group presentation skills.
  • Written Communication—the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and can read and interpret written information.
  • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, and can deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance.


Island Energy Services offers a competitive salary that commensurate with qualifications and experience. The hiring pay range for this position is $30.00 to $40.00 per hour. IES also offers a generous benefits package to include comprehensive health and welfare benefits, vacation, sick leave, 401k plus employer matching, supplemental voluntary insurance options, etc.