AECOM Operator-Heavy Equipment in Bagram, Afghanistan

Requisition/Vacancy No. 156946BR

Position Title Operator-Heavy Equipment

Job Category Transportation Operations Management / Traffic Monitoring

Business Line Government

Country Afghanistan

State/Province/Region AFG - Bagram

City Bagram

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


AECOM works with national and local governments around the world to manage and support critical programs in the areas of defense, security and intelligence; energy and climate change; environmental cleanup and waste management; infrastructure development, protection and resilience; and international development. Our global operations and connected expertise enable us to provide cutting-edge, relevant and cost-effective solutions that help our clients safeguard and enrich society and the world we live in.

Job Summary

AECOM has an exciting opportunity in Afghanistan on the Afghanistan-Eagle contract for an Crane Operator . Directs and leads crane and MHE operators as well as designated personnel performing rigging operations on day to day crane tasks to ensure they are carried out in a timely manner. Assists in developing and implementing work instructions and training for crane and MHE operators and those performing rigging operations. Evaluates crane and MHE operators to ensure they operate the equipment properly and safely. Operates cranes or MHE to move, position and lift or place machinery, equipment or other large objects at various sites. Loads or repositions heavy equipment such as cranes, tankers, and large industrial tractors and attachments as mission dictates. Conduct PMCS and operator vehicle and equipment checks using the appropriate forms (DA Form 461-5 and DA Form 2404). Operates heavy equipment such as forklifts, wheel tractors, off-highway trucks, and RTCH. Performs generalized maintenance and safety checks on equipment and minor repairs. Conducts inventory of all classes of supply and prepares cargo for movement and block and brace to secure loads. Ensure strict compliance to safety practices and support the AC FIRST Safety Policies and Procedures. Instills a safety first mentality within respective work areas and a culture that achieves low accident rates and minimal lost-time injuries. Adhere to ISO Policies, Procedures, and Work Instructions in support of the AC FIRST Quality Management System. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.

  • Crane NCCCO certification (US) or country of origin equivalent, is required.

  • 4-5 years crane operating experience required.

  • 3-4 years experience and or training on RTCH and forklifts required.

  • 10 K (or above) MHE experience required.

  • Work experience may be substituted for educational requirements and/or educational achievements may be substituted for years of experience.

  • Example: Two (2) years of experience is equivalent to (2) years of college and vice versa.

  • Must be able to carry out the safe rigging of equipment, tubular and materials; operate equipment safely; and perform minor repairs.

  • Must be able to help set up the crane, which requires agility and the physical strength to lift heavy parts.

  • Determines safe lifting capacities of the crane and operates cranes with related attachments.

  • Must have knowledge and experience of automated supply systems, equipment operations and regulations, MHE policies and related Technical Manual procedures.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Must be able to obtain a 5984-E Army standard license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree preferred.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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