Endeavor Energy Resources LP

  • Back Hoe Operator

    Job Locations US-TX-Midland
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2/5/2019 4:17 PM)
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    Endeavor Construction Division
  • Overview

    Endeavor Energy Resources wholly owned Energy Services division was created with a mission to reduce the company’s operating costs.  It is a strategic group of service companies that are focused on providing the highest level of service, safety, and technology at the lowest cost.  The Energy Services division provides trucking, roustabout, construction, well service, wireline and vehicle maintenance services.

    By working together as one organization all Endeavor employees are focused on innovation and continuous improvement.  The value added by controlling lease operating expenses differentiates Endeavor from other exploration and production companies and supports the company’s singular goal to become a top tier horizontal operator in the Midland Basin.


    Included in the Energy Services family of companies the Energy Services Construction Division provides drill pad site engineering & modeling for Endeavor’s drilling locations. The Construction Division harnesses new GPS technology and highly trained equipment operators to provide best in class service. 


    Position Overview

    Operate a backhoe and a variety of heavy equipment, tractors and trucks in order to execute any or all aspects of heavy civil/energy market construction, land management, and/or agriculture production.


    Scope of Responsibilities

    In a supervised and non-supervised work crew setting, the Backhoe Operator is responsible for operating equipment in a safe, appropriate and efficient manner in order to maximize task completion while minimizing the risk of property damage, injury or loss of life. Equipment will include backhoe and DOT regulated trucks, and may include farm tractors, front end loaders, dozers, graders, compactors other pieces of equipment and related implements. The Backhoe Operator must also clean, maintain and secure all equipment as directed by legislation, policies and procedures. Additional labor-only responsibilities may be required of Backhoe Operator as needed and related to heavy civil construction, energy market construction, land management, and/or agriculture production tasks.


    Primary Duties and Responsibilities


    1. Safely and productively operate light duty equipment, tractors and DOT regulated trucks by controlling the function of the equipment/machinery and its attachments/implements
    • Follow all Endeavor Energy Resources procedures and policies.
    • Follow all DOT laws, rules and regulations.
    • Follow all customer safety and contractor policies.
    • Perform all job tasks safely.
    • Keep all work areas are clean and organized.
    • Perform both species-selective and clear-cutting clearing and grubbing tasks.
    • Perform excavations including mining/borrowing and trenching tasks.
    • Perform topsoil respreads, erosion control BMP installation & maintenance, and re-seeding tasks.
    • Perform landscaping, land management, and agriculture production related tasks.

          2. Inspect, maintain, and cleaning equipment

    •  Perform pre-operation inspections and documentations, per machine/shift.
    • Perform fueling, greasing, dirt and debris build-up removal, and post-operation inspections and documentation, per machine/shift.
    • Thoroughly clean interior and exterior of equipment as scheduled and/or required.
    • Ensure equipment is safely and securely stored.
    • Advise the Foreman of any requirements for maintenance or repairs.
    • Participating in maintenance or repairs as needed.
    • Participate in inventory upkeep.

          3.  Perform miscellaneous and other related tasks as assigned 

    • Use and operation of small equipment and tools such as jack hammers, mowers, weed-eaters, chain saws, and water & trash pumps as needed.
    • Use of power and hand tools for misc. structure and fence construction or demolition.
    • Use of power and hand tools for lifting, shoveling, raking, sawing, planting, etc. to complete detail work associated with equipment operating tasks.

    • Other tasks as assigned




    • Safety procedures for backhoe, DOT truck and light equipment.
    • Operation of backhoe, front end loaders, scrapers, dozers, graders, compactors, and other pieces of heavy equipment.
    • Equipment basic mechanics, maintenance and storage.
    • Record keeping system.
    • Equipment cleaning standards and procedures.
    • Heavy civil construction, material handling, land management, and agriculture production techniques, methods and materials.
    • Workplace safety requirements and procedures.


    • Communications skills, communicate effectively in English.
    • Team building.
    • Stress management skills.
    • Decision making skills.
    • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
    • Ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
    • Analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Time management skills.
    • Ability to read and write in English at a high school level.


         Personal Attributes 

    • Be moral, honest and trustworthy.
    • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
    • Sound work ethics.
    • Express positive, respectful, and courteous demeanor toward public and co-workers.
    • Be flexible.
    • Follow direction and training with eagerness and humility.

           Education and Experience            

    •  3-5 years of experience minimum
    •  High School Diploma or GED required.


    • Willing to learn from others.
    • Willingness to rework incorrect tasks completed by oneself or others.
    • Ability to inspect completed work to ensure it meets customer specifications.
    • Work hours outside of a normal work shift.
    • Work overtime hours as needed.


    Physical Demands

    The Backhoe Operator has a physically strenuous and demanding job. He/she will be lifting, pulling and managing equipment and objects. He/she will have to work in all weather, and must be prepared for both extreme heat and cold. He/she must ensure that all activities are completed in a safe and efficient way.

    •  Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
    • Ability to climb stairs and ladders.
    • Ability to work safely around heavy equipment.
    • Ability to use PPE.
    • Ability to push and pull loads up to 45 lbs.

    Environmental Conditions

    Must work outside in all different weather conditions including extreme cold and extreme heat. Job duties will regularly be performed during periods of impaired visibility due to sunrise, sunset, night work, fog rain, etc. Due to the explicit nature of the work, surroundings will be under a state of constant change. He/she will be exposed to inherently hazardous buried, overhead, and ground level situations and conditions that could cause serious injury or death to themselves or others if safety procedures are not strictly followed.


    Sensory Demands

    At times he/she could be exposed the following hazards capable of causing serious injury or death:

    • Work during times of environmental caused visibility impairment.
    • Airborne particles including dirt, dust, fumes, and smoke.
    • Loud noises above hearing damage threshold.
    • Fluids under extreme pressure and/or heat.
    • Sparks or other flying and/or falling objects/debris.
    • Sharp, abrasive, extremely hot or cold objects and/or surfaces.
    • Dangerous and/or toxic substances.
    • Collision and/or pinch point potentials.

    His/her vision, hearing, smell, and touch senses must function, or be corrected to function, so that constant and continual awareness and assessment of hazards, surroundings and situations can be performed in order to safely and efficiently execute job duties.


    Mental Demands

    Must at times work independently and at other times work amidst numerous other equipment, trucks, personnel and structures and is expected to maintain a schedule of work. A high level of continuous concentration will be required to safely and efficiently execute job duties. Any problems or inconveniences may result in increased stress to complete tasks in a limited time.


    Additional Qualifications with Appropriate and Reasonable Training Time:

    • PEC or Safe land
    • H2S Certification
    • Confined Space Trained
    • Lock-out Tag-out Trained
    • Client required training and customer certifications
    • Fall Protection Training
    • Fire Extinguisher Training
    • Trenching and Excavation Training
    • First Aid/CPR Certification
    • Equipment Specific Certification

    NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.



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