Solar Operator III - Highlander

Locust GroveVA | Solar Group


Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.

Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.

It all starts with our exceptional people and exceptional teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" 38 times regionally over the past decade…

…What are you waiting for?


Operates equipment as directed and specified while adhering to all rules and regulations as mandated by Mortenson safety policies and procedures.


Mortenson by the numbers


2019 revenue


employees across
11 offices + field


year founded


A. Operates one of the following equipment based on the requirements of the project:


    1. Blade

    2. Dozer

    3. Loader

    4. Scraper

    5. Forklift/Telehandler

    6. Crane

    7. Bobcat/Skid-steer

    8. Boom Lifts/Aerial Lifts

    9. Roller


B. Follows prescribed safety regulations

C. Ensure that all housekeeping is maintained in a clear and orderly fashion in assigned area

D. Performs routine maintenance to include lubricating, fueling and cleaning

E. Observes equipment operation to detect machine malfunction

F. Follows work plans and pre-task cards

G. Other duties and responsibilities related to the nature of the job may be assigned on a temporary or permanent basis as needed

Our approach to leadership and culture

Our founder Mort Mortenson believed that we were all born to be leaders; that leadership wasn't something that just happened to us but was something within us.

Explore the culture he built

Grid pattern of Mortenson team members smiling.


  1. Strong teamwork orientation
  2. Positive attitude and professional customer service skills
  3. Detail orientation
  4. Ability to move levers, shift gears, depress pedals and maneuver steering wheel to operator equipment
  5. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, procedure manuals, and load charts
  6. Knowledge of equipment and their uses
  7. Understand and apply basic mathematical skills (adding, subtracting, division, & multiplication)
  8. Strong teamwork orientation
  9. Positive attitude and professional customer service skills
  10. Ability to work independently


  1. Equipment certifications as required
  2. A minimum of one year of related experience
  3. Must possess valid driver’s license of proper class and necessary endorsements as required by law
  4. Local candidates preferred

  5. Must be able to pass background investigation

  6. Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screening  


All team members are expected to be in alignment with and contribute to the Mortenson Construction values and ethical standards as stated in the Mortenson Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.


All team members are responsible to understand and abide by the procedures and practices outlined in the Mortenson Operations Manual.


All team members are responsible for supporting an inclusive work environment and all affirmative action and employment related goals and requirements.


All team members are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:

    1. Cooperate with others when in a team environment
    2. Accept direction from supervisors
    3. Follow work rules and procedures
    4. Punctual and consistent attendance
    5. Accept constructive feedback

Mortenson is an EEO/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer. EEO is the Law 

Returning candidate? Log back in.

Not the right fit? Join our Talent Community to connect with us.

EEO is the Law - Mortenson EEO Policy - English | Spanish

Supplement for Federal Contractors - English | Spanish