Heavy Equipment Operator Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Position Title: Heavy Equipment Operator

Location: Nairobi

Industry: Aviation

Position Summary

Repairs and maintains concrete and asphalt surfaces that includes runways, aircraft parking ramps and roadways.

Operates and maintains heavy construction equipment such as bucket loaders, track dozers, backhoes, excavators, tandem dump trucks and other specialized equipment.

Operates tractor-trailer combinations, transporting equipment and materials.

Ensures compliance with safety and environmental regulations and KAA guidance.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans, constructs, and repairs airfields pavements, roadways, streets, curbs and parking ramps using heavy mechanized equipment and paving and surfacing procedures to maintain safe, acceptable surfaces for aircraft and vehicle operations.
  • Evaluates soil, aggregate, asphalt, and concrete mixtures before using in repairs and maintenance. Makes repairs to runways, taxiways, and safe areas to meet KAA guidelines.
  • Utilizes various tractor combinations, specialized mowers, and other heavy equipment to manage and maintain vegetation around the airport on flat surfaces and slopes. Some slopes may angel up to 30 degrees.
  • Determines the type of equipment requirement for maintenance and repairs operations.
  • Inspects, lubricates, and performs operator maintenance on construction and snow removal equipment.
  • Adjusts and changes attachments on equipment. Reports any discrepancies to supervisor and fleet maintenance for repairs.
  • Investigates scheduled work areas for safety and equipment requirements. Applies engineered performance standards to plan and sequence work.


  • Knowledge is mandatory of characteristics, capabilities, operations, and maintenance of equipment used in construction, paving and vegetation management; soil types, aggregates, properties, limitations, and compaction methods, soil stabilization, drainage and erosion control; construction and maintenance of asphalt and concrete surfaces; landscaping, safety and environmental concerns.
  • Must have basic mechanical knowledge and skills to perform operator maintenance and lubrications.
  • Must have manual dexterity to operate levers and pedals simultaneously with both hands and feet.
  • Possess the valid licenses to operate equipment within Kenya.
  • Knowledge of mobile devices to receive and complete work orders.
  • Must be able to successfully complete required physical and federal agency background check.

If you qualify for the above, kindly send your cv to careers@hrmconnection.com on or before 18th March 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.