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Amentum Heavy Equipment Operator in EAST PEORIA, Illinois

Job Summary

Amentum is seeking Heavy Equipment Operators to work on an as-needed casual status basis in East Peoria, IL!

Work schedule may include any shift and any day of the week, based on business demand and weather conditions. Candidates must be flexible. Individuals hired into these positions work on a “casual status” basis, which does not guarantee a minimum number of work hours and provides only limited medical benefits. These positions can lead to full time permanent positions as they become available within the organization.


  • Proficiently and safely operate excavators, motor graders, wheel loaders, and track type tractors

  • Perform Endurance Testing and/or earthmoving projects using detailed instructions

Qualified applicants must demonstrate ability to operate site-specific equipment during the interview process.

Minimum Requirements

  • High school diploma or demonstrated equivalent.

  • Ability to work in the U.S. without sponsorship/work authorization

  • Three years of experience operating heavy equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to interpret drawings and use GPS, UTS, and AccuGrade Machine Control Systems proficiently.

  • Ability to utilize current equipment controls.

  • Experience working under a structured safety program.

  • Experience with OSHA guidelines with a strong understanding and compliance for all machine families regarding ditch depth and back sloping.

  • Experience in truck loading with 90 and 180 degree swing.

  • Experience in cutting a back slope, side slope and V ditch.

  • Experience in identifying and understanding the difference between crown and sheet drainage on road projects.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans. If you are an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability—or unable to use—the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Reasonable Accommodation Helpline at 1-888-877-3181 or 301-944-3299 or email for assistance. In order to address your request, the following information is needed:


Upon receipt of this information we will respond to you promptly to obtain more information about your request.