Wheel Loader/Tractor Operator at Sanergy

Application Ends: March 31, 2023
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Job Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for operating heavy equipment, including wheel loaders and tractors, to load and move materials as required. The Wheel Loader/Tractor Operator will work closely with the Operations team to ensure efficient and safe handling of materials and adherence to safety regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow weekly shift plans and daily set production schedules to execute all assigned tasks as per the work instructions. 
  • Performing Autonomous Maintenance tasks on the wheel loader daily
  • Performing Autonomous Maintenance checks on all vehicles on site as well as attachments which include windrow turners, front-loaders, forklifts and other site vehicles
  • Attend scrum meetings and other sessions called by the line manager to discuss and resolve work challenges
  • Proactively propose to your supervisor possible solutions to challenges affecting productivity, quality, health & safety in your work area
  • Lead workmen (turnboys or juniors) at your section to resolve agreed issues
  • Actively support and be involved in maintenance activities related to all site vehicles i.e wheel loader, tractors, forklifts and associated attachments”
  • Meet biweekly with your supervisor to review and set expectations for your performance
  • Meet biweekly with your reports to review and the set expectations for their performance
  • Report your sections performance against set production schedules to your supervisor on a daily basis on the established platforms  
  • Training new or existing wheel loader /vehicle drivers on the operation of all vehicles (tractor/forklift/wheel loader) and attachments
  • Work with other section leads to ensure that processes run in sync as per the production schedule
  • Lead your teammates in your section to execute daily production schedules
  • Attend and actively participate all team meetings
  • Maintain effective working relationships through treating your colleagues with respect
  • Resolved misunderstandings and report unresolved issues with suggestions to your Supervisor or talent partner
  • Report any complaints or concerns raised by existing customers or any other member of the community
  • Adhere to set shift plans and work orders. 
  • Proactively ask or seek clarification from your Supervisor on any areas of work that are unclear
  • Openly share ideas during scrum and team meetings on how current processes can be improved
  • Participate in new improvements initiatives as assigned by your supervisor
  • Use resources assigned to you sparingly as per the resource plan shared by your Supervisor
  •  Use and handle assigned company assets as per set policy
  •  Conduct scheduled Gemba walks in your area/section to identify opportunities for process improvement 
  • Coach fellow workmen and support them to understand the process and equip them to detect and/or challenges/variances in the line of their day to day duties
  • Conduct scrum meetings at your section


  • Valid driver’s license with appropriate vehicle class qualifications to operate forklifts, tractors and  wheel loaders including attachments
  • At least 2 years experience in the operation of wheel loader and its  attachments (e.g. windrow turners, crawlers, trailers, wagons)
  • A diploma will be an added advantage
  • Experience in basic wheel loader maintenance will be an added advantage 
  • Knowledge related to heavy equipment operation