Acadian Contractors

Equipment Operator

Job Locations US-LA-Abbeville
Posted Date 4 days ago(5/23/2023 12:55 PM)
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Equipment Operator


Acadian Contractors, Inc. continues to grow!

Acadian Contractors is located in Abbeville, Louisiana on the Vermillion River. We opened our doors in 1973 and have grown to become one of the busiest, most in-demand, accurate and stable companies in the industry. Even so – most people have still never heard of us. Why do we remain one of the best kept secrets in oilfield construction? That’s simple… If you don’t make mistakes… you don’t make headlines.

We pride ourselves on treating all of our employees with respect, rewarding those who live up to expectations and providing the safest workplace and the highest standards when it comes to tools, technology and equipment. Our team works in over 100,000 square feet of fabrication shops located on 125 acres of yard on both sides of the Vermillion River with 2 water access slips, all just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. This allows us to do big, long-term jobs with ease and accuracy.


Health Insurance  – Established 401k – Cafeteria Plan – Paid Vacation – Sick Leave – Short & Long Term Disability – Safety Incentive Program


Our commitment to safety is passionate and not just lip service to make a press release sound pretty…
An example of Acadian’s safety record is the recent Chevron Safety Award for 455,000 straight work hours without an OSHA recordable incident.
Safety is a Top Priority at Acadian Contractors, Inc.


Promote from within policy. Average Acadian employee tenure: 18 years


  • Description
    • The Equipment Operator position requires the person to demonstrate the ability to safely operate equipment (lattice boom hydraulic crawler, lattice boom friction crawler, fixed cab telescopic boom, swing cab telescopic boom, forklift), move equipment/materials without causing damage, maintain crane in good working condition, notify Yard Superintendent when any maintenance and/or repairs are required, and work efficiently and productively throughout workday. The Equipment Operator is ultimately responsible for the safety of all personnel involved in lifting activities, adequacy of lifting gear utilized, ensuring that equipment/materials are not damaged during lifts, and their level of productivity
  • Duties
    • Check all fluids in machine
    • Blowing out air filter twice a week or three times a week
    • Keep machine greased every week
    • Keep machine washed every two months
    • Check slings every day and tags can be read clearly
    • Have pins in shackles every time they are being used
    • Keep machine full of fuel
    • Have a maintenance report done everyday
    • Report all damages and incidents to supervisor
    • Make sure all tools are on machine at all times and after each use
    • Make sure if using straps that they are checked and that tags can be read clearly
    • Make sure that there are pins in shackles each time that they are in use
    • Keep chains sprayed at all times
    • Have tag lines on machine at all times and it is your responsibility to have those on crane and that taglines are being use on every lift
    • Make sure if you use hook that they have safety latches on them
    • Check cables on drums regular
    • Look at all crane pins to make sure that the cotter pins are in
    • Check all sheeves at least every three months
    • Check and make sure decals are good and noticeable
    • Ensure you are writing the correct department name and Job # on all daily time descriptions
    • Complete and discuss a thorough JSEA prior to each task.
    • Be willing to perform tasks outside of crane operation when called upon to do so.


  • Education
    • Preferably high school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience
    • 2 year minimum experience in Equipment Operation


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