Excavator Operator

Job Title: Excavator Operator

Location: Kershaw, South Carolina

About Us:
Turner Staffing Group is a leading staffing agency dedicated to connecting skilled professionals with rewarding opportunities. We are proud to partner with a reputable mining company located in Kershaw, South Carolina. Our client is seeking a skilled and experienced Excavator Operator to join their team and contribute to their ongoing success in the mining industry.

Job Description:

As an Excavator Operator, you will play a critical role in the efficient operation of our mining operations in Kershaw, South Carolina. Operating heavy equipment with precision and safety, you will be responsible for excavating and moving materials to facilitate mining activities and achieve production targets.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Equipment Operation: Operate hydraulic excavators with precision and efficiency to excavate, load, and transport materials within the mining site. Familiarity with various excavator attachments and equipment configurations is preferred.
  2. Safety Compliance: Adhere to all safety protocols and procedures to ensure a safe working environment for yourself and others. Conduct pre-operation inspections and routine maintenance checks on equipment to identify and address any safety hazards or mechanical issues.
  3. Material Handling: Utilize excavators to move, load, and unload materials such as overburden, ore, and waste rock. Coordinate with other team members to optimize material handling processes and minimize downtime.
  4. Production Support: Support mining operations by excavating trenches, stockpiling materials, and shaping terrain as required. Work collaboratively with supervisors and other operators to achieve production targets and meet project deadlines.
  5. Quality Control: Maintain a high level of accuracy and precision in material handling activities to ensure the quality and integrity of mined materials. Follow established procedures for separating and stockpiling different grades of materials as required.
  6. Equipment Maintenance: Perform routine maintenance tasks on excavators, including greasing, lubricating, and replacing worn parts. Report any mechanical issues or equipment malfunctions to the maintenance team for timely repairs.


  • Previous experience operating hydraulic excavators in a mining or heavy construction environment is required.
  • Proficiency in operating excavators with precision and accuracy, including the ability to manipulate attachments and control machine functions effectively.
  • Strong commitment to safety and adherence to safety regulations and best practices.
  • Mechanical aptitude and the ability to perform routine maintenance tasks on equipment.
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, and depth perception.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in various weather conditions and physically demanding environments.

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