Operator in Charleston, SC at SJ Hamill Construction, LLC

Date Posted: 3/23/2024

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Job Description

Are you looking for an opportunity to move your career forward with a growing industry leader? Join our team! SJ Hamill Construction is a heavy civil and marine construction company located in Charleston, South Carolina. Our mission is to build an efficient, smart, and above all safe construction business. We focus on controlled, steady growth while building high quality, lasting structures for the communities and owners they serve.

SJ Hamill Construction has an immediate opening for an Operator in Charleston, SC.  The ideal candidate will have experience with excavators and dozers.


Activities may include, but are not limited to operating all forms of earthmoving equipment, friction and hydraulic cranes, forklifts, small hand tools, cleaning, preventative maintenance and minor repairs to equipment.  Environment is exclusively outside, thus the job often involves all weather extremes.  Work requires alert individual with good eyesight, hearing, balance, and physical strength.  Crane operators must meet physical requirements established by applicable ASME/ANSI standards.

  • Safely transports and moves equipment as assigned, using lifts and Forklifts
  • Keeps the lot clean and organized as instructed by management
  • Professionally maintains and cleans equipment as assigned
  • Supports technicians in completing tasks as needed
  • Setting wood, concrete, vinyl, and sheet pilings for dock supports, seawall slabs, house foundations, etc.
  • Dredging using a clam bucket or drag-line as well as hook work
  • Rigging for above activities as well as for other types of material and equipment loads
  • Assembly and disassembly of the crane and barge for maintenance or mobile projects
  • Perform daily maintenance of crane, barge, and propulsion equipment
  • Troubleshoot any issues associated with the crane, barge, and propulsion equipment
  • Safely and effectively operate various types and sizes of heavy civil construction equipment including but not limited to dozers, tractors, scrapors, loaders and excavators.
  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures.
  • Operate equipment in an efficient manner and follow instruction of on-site management.
  • Follow all equipment monitoring and maintenance requirements.
  • Completes all other tasks as requested by management


  • Minimum 5 years’ of experience as an operator on Marine/Heavy Civil construction projects. 
  • NCCCO Certified
  • Proficiency in pre-shift inspections and able to identify mechanical issues.
  • Industry level knowledge of safety and work site hazards
  • Ability to operate both hydraulic and friction cranes.
  • Ability to operate cranes performing duty cycle work.
  • Understand construction safety standards and productively work safely.
  • Willing to work out of town and travel to project locations.
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation.
  • Availability and willingness to work weekends and night shifts per business needs.
  • Availability and willingness to work out of town and travel to project location.


  • Inclusive Medical, Dental, Vision, Accident, Disability, and Illness insurance
  • Company paid Life insurance
  • Health Savings Account contribution of up to $1,000 per year
  • 401(k) retirement savings program with a company match
  • Employee Assistance Program including discounts with major vendors & products
  • Mental and physical wellness programs
  • Company paid holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities with a stable well-established organization

SJ Hamill Construction, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,

gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.