Sweetman Const. Co. Equipment Operator in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

This position starts out at $16.65, depending on experience.


Operates straight or articulated rubber tired tractor type vehicle equipped with front mounted hydraulically powered bucket or scoop to lift and transport bulk materials and palletized material to and from dump trucks and or flatbed type trailers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Starts engine, shifts gears, presses pedals, and turns steering wheel to operate loader.

  • Moves levers to lower and tilt bucket and drives front end loader forward to force bucket into bulk material or pallet forks into a pallet

  • Moves levers to raise and tilt bucket or pallet forks when filled, drives vehicle to safely load a truck or trailer

  • Be able to drive a forklift and payloader and load material onto customers equipment.

  • Obey all safety rules and work in a safe manner

  • Responsible to maintain a neat and accurate inventory

  • Performs routine maintenance on loader such as lubricating, fueling, and cleaning.

  • Learn the various products by styles, colors and sizes to be able to load the correct product for our customers

  • Work directly with customers to load material into their vehicles

  • Accurately loads and handles rebar for customers

  • Assists with plant maintenance

  • Other duties as assigned

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Driver’s License required

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to operate front end loader, and use basic hand tools.

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.

The employee is regularly required to:

  • Sit

  • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.

  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 70-100 pounds unassisted.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Climb ladder to access operator’s cab.

Certain job tasks may require you to wear a half mask respirator in which you will need to meet the osha guidelines based on 1910.134(g)(1)(i).

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.

  • The employee is frequently exposed to vibration.

  • The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock.


Typical hours during production season is 6am-6pm with a half hour lunch and Saturdays as needed. Typical hours during maintenance season is 7am-3pm with a half hour lunch and rare occasions where a Saturday is needed.