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Position Summary

Branch Civil is searching for an experienced and safety-oriented Fine Grade Motor Operator to join our well-established, growing company.  The Fine Grade Motor Operator operates a self-propelled motor grader and, from stakes and lines, cuts sub-grade and performs other fine-grade operations, requiring considerable experience and a high degree of skill. Familiarity with GPS/UTS Machine Control is strongly preferred.


  • May oil, grease, service and make normal operating adjustments to equipment
  • Scraping and leveling dirt on roadway
  • Spreading and mixing materials on roadway
  • Shaping and blading subgrades
  • Balancing and rough shaping base course materials
  • Fine grading and dressing of shoulders and slopes
  • Routine cleaning of equipment and work area
  • May perform other related duties
  • Familiarity with GPS/UTS Machine Control is strongly preferred

Duties/Responsibilities Cont.


  • Knowledge of construction techniques
  • 1 to 3 years of fine grade motor operating experience
  • Working knowledge of OSHA regulations
  • DOT experience preferred, but not required


Following Policies and Procedures
Working Safely


Supervisory Responsibility

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, taste and smell. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position which will typically involve 40+ hours a week. Due to the nature of the job, the employee must be available on-call early/late hours to deal with delays, bad weather and emergencies at the job site.

AAP/EEO Statement

It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the Company not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law, with respect to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and other terms and condition of employment.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Nearest Major Market: Raleigh