Balfour Beatty Bridge Hydraulic Boom-Grapple Truck Operator (Internal Opening) in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Balfour Beatty has an internal job opening for a Bridge Hydraulic Boom-Grapple Truck Operator to join the Bridge Division team in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Bridge Hydraulic Boom-Grapple Truck Operator have the ultimate responsibility to provide safe, high quality boom truck operation in a manner concurrent with all on-track operating procedures, and possess, at minimum, a valid Class B CDL preferably with Hazardous Materials endorsement. In addition to operating responsibilities, the operator will provide the necessary manpower and maintain a level of performance that results in achieving high safety and quality work standards in the repair and construction of concrete, steel, and timber bridge structures. When boom truck operation is not required, operators are commonly involved in crew management as well as the demolition of concrete, installation of steel rebar, forming and pouring of concrete, repair or replacement of steel sections within structures, and the repair or replacement of timber sections within timber trestles.

Essential Functions

Please see the following descriptions for job responsibilities in addition to boom truck operation:

Concrete Crew

Employee will assist in the construction and repair of various concrete structures. Work will include, but not be limited to, all phases of concrete construction and restoration. This will range from operating a 90+ pound air compressed jackhammer to final finish work upon cast-in-place concrete. Shotcrete, epoxy injection, pile driving and other construction activities will also fall within the typical scope of work.

Timber Crew

Employee will assist in the construction and repair of various timber structures. Work items will include, but not be limited to, all phases of timber construction and restoration. New employees must learn to climb using lineman’s gear. Work includes drilling, inspecting, and replacing various timber members within a timber trestle.

Steel Crew

Employee will assist in the construction and repair of various steel structures. Work will include, but not be limited to, all phases of steel construction and restoration. Work includes strengthening a structure to increase load capacity, bearing replacement, repair or replacement of corroded or damaged steel members, and minorlead paint removal procedures.

In all cases, the employee will receive on-the-job training involving the use of specialized equipment under the direction of an experienced superintendent. All employees prior to placement in the field will also receive instructions and procedures regarding all applicable safety standards and Federal Railway Administration rules.

Safety is the most important aspect of any job. The people at Balfour Beatty have a sincere emphasis upon working in a safe manner. Safety shall be strictly enforced and a condition of continued employment.

Tools Used

Shovels, picks, chipping hammers, hydraulic tools, hammers, 90 pound jackhammers, winches, jacks, rebar benders, saws, drills, and various other hand tools.

Physical Demands

  • Lifting from the ground and carrying, pushing, pulling objects up to 100 lbs.

  • Working at great heights.

  • Repetitive climbing, stooping, kneeling, bending, and reaching overhead.

  • Use of hands with various tools; shoveling.

  • Climbing ladders 20 – 30 times a day.

  • Use of lineman’s climbing gear when employed on a timber crew.

  • Rivet removal with pneumatic impact buster when employed on a steel crew.

  • Repetitive use of hands for fine motor manipulations.

  • Concrete demolition with a 90 lb. hammer.

  • Crawling in close quarters stripping concrete forms.

  • Cutting steel material with an oxygen acetylene torch.

  • Cutting material with an air-arc slice tool.

  • Sandblasting operations.

  • Driving small crew truck between job site locations.

  • Working with various steel fabrication tools.

Possible Environmental/Health Exposures

Cold and hot temperatures, wet and dry conditions, day or night time periods, dust, chemical vapors, lead fumes, and falls from heights.


Travel is of a continuous job-to-job nature, and is a job requirement.

About us

Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business.

Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY).

Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.