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Job Description: Excavator Operator  
Department: Field
Location: Apopka, FL


Southland Construction, Inc. is a general contractor providing vertical, heavy highway, and utility construction services in Florida since 1977. Southland has employed as many as 205 full time experienced people with a wide variety of talents second to none in the construction industry. We perform services for both public and private clients.


We are looking for excavator operators to join our team. 




  • Connects hydraulic hoses, belts, mechanical linkage, or power takeoff shaft to tractor to provide power to raise, lower, or tilt attachment

  • Moves levers to control tool bars, carrier, and disks

  • Moves levers and depresses pedals to maneuver tractor and raise, lower, and tilt attachment to clear right-of-way

  • Feels lever and listens for stalling action of engine to estimate depth of cut

  • Drives bulldozer in successive passes over terrain to raise or lower terrain to specified grade following markings on grade stakes or hand signals

  • Greases, oils, and performs minor repairs on tractor, using grease gun, oil cans, and hand tools 

  • Other duties as required




  • 1-3 years' experience running an excavator

  • Must be able to understand work directions and communicate effectively with job site supervisions and fellow employees

  • High school diploma or GED is preferred

We are an Equal Opportunity company.

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