Heavy Equipment Operator

Posting ID:   15001Position Type: Regular/Full-Time   City: Urbana, AR, United States Location:  N/A 

Who We Are:
Canfor - a leading integrated forest products company and one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper - is a recognized employer of choice and an exciting place to grow your career.

We have an established presence in the southern US and in Western Canada, as well as sales offices around the world, and are proud of our committed team of over 6,500 employees.

The Opportunity:

The Heavy Equipment Operator is responsible for operating heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner. Heavy equipment may include trucks, front-end loaders, dozers, graders, compactors and other pieces of equipment. The Heavy Equipment Operator must also clean, maintain and secure all equipment as directed by policies and procedures.



  • Adhere to workplace safety policies, regulations and compliances
  • Operate hydraulic pumps, safety valves, and any other necessary mechanical components
  • Communicate any unsafe conditions or accidents/injuries in a timely manner to the supervisor in order to facilitate prompt correction or reporting
  • Diagnose and identify defects in heavy duty equipment or damage to vehicles and report to supervisor in a timely manner
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other minor maintenance work
  • Maneuver trucks/heavy equipment into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew as needed; check that vehicle position is correct and any special loading equipment is properly positioned.
  • Check vehicles before driving them to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
  • Communicate effectively with customers, and co-workers both verbally and in written form
  • Provide feedback to supervision regarding mechanical equipment problems.



  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Knowledge of truck and equipment safety
  • Knowledge of operation of front end loaders, dozers, graders, compactors and other pieces of heavy equipment
  • Knowledge of equipment maintenance and storage
  • Knowledge of basic maintenance techniques
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with ability to perform routine vehicle maintenance
  • Strong communication skills


Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.

As we continue to expand our company and our markets, now is the ideal time to grow your career with Canfor. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

Join Canfor for the stability, exciting career opportunities and growth potential while working for a recognized industry leader.

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Canadian Forest Products Ltd
Full time
Urbana, Arkansas 71768, US