SurfaceCycle CareersReclaimer Operator – TX

Reporting Manager

General Manager


Performance Equipment Service


San Antonio, TX

FLSA Status

Not Applicable



Position Overview

The Reclaimer Operator position is a crucial role responsible for operating a variety of equipment most frequently including reclaimer machinery to stabilize soil and manage bulk materials.  May provide guidance to other crew members at job sites. Also ensures the safety of crew members via communicating and enforcing Company safety programs/policies/practices as well as OSHA and other related regulatory requirements.

**Please note that only candidates with Reclaimer or Pulverizing experience will be considered.    Experience Required.**

Essential Job Duties

  • May participate in project review and job planning meetings.
  • Responsible for the control and operation of one or more types of Reclaiming equipment.
  • Operates reclaiming equipment (Reclaimer or Pulverizer) to properly reclaim/pulverize asphalt/concrete to desired specifications for each job.
  • Manipulates hand levers to control movements of reclaiming machine that reclaim soil, concrete, stone, or dirt on roadways and related surfaces such as parking lots, streets, highways, etc.
  • Communicates with the crew on the job site using radios, hand signals, or other necessary forms of communication.
  • Interacts with customers by way of introductions at the beginning of a job, answering questions, responding to customer requests, making reasonable changes to the plan, and providing walk-throughs as necessary.
  • Works efficiently and effectively on a variety of projects at various stages of work to ensure accurate completion.
  • May guide and direct activities of Ground Crew/Laborers and other assigned crew members, ensuring jobs are completed safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively.
  • Performs daily equipment inspections and safety checks to identify hazards, defects, necessary adjustments, and repairs.
  • Diagnoses and corrects malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and/or components using appropriate testing equipment and/or tools.
  • Performs routine maintenance, including greasing the machine, changing cutting edges, carbide teeth, oil changes, and air filter replacements.
  • Reports non-routine problems and/or repair requirements to the Foreman, Superintendent, or Shop Manager/Mechanics.
  • Actively participates in safety/incident investigations, completion of first reports of injury, workers’ compensation claims management, modified duty assignments, etc.
  • Creates and maintains a positive work culture.
  • Ensures compliance with the Company’s policies and procedures.
  • Maintains ability to work overtime, nights, and weekends, particularly during the high season.
  • Maintains ability to travel up to 100% of the time to various job sites, possibly including extended overnight stays.
  • Maintains regular and punctual attendance.
  • Completes special projects as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of heavy equipment, processes, and safety protocols.
  • Valid CDL (Class A, B, or C) and acceptable motor vehicle record preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Department of Transportation (DOT) and current OSHA rules and regulations, ensuring compliance with these guidelines.
  • Ability to engage in heavy manual labor for extended periods, in all types of weather and under various working conditions.
  • Proven effective oral and written communication skills, job planning skills, and mechanical aptitude are a must.
  • Ability to work long hours outdoors and remain on their feet all day while either walking or standing.
  • Ability to work Monday through Sunday and overtime as required (including irregular hours, out-of-town work, overnight stays, weekends, and holidays).
  • Demonstrated skills in the care and use of hand and power tools employed in all phases of heavy equipment mechanical maintenance and repair work.
  • Reliable work ethic; regular attendance is required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds, including co-workers, vendors, and subcontractors at all levels.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding all departmental matters.


Working Conditions and Physical Demands

  • Must tolerate working environment with outside temperatures that include excessive heat, cold, wind, and precipitation.
  • Must be able to work outside, around moving objects, vehicles, and machinery with moving parts.
  • Must be able to push, pull, and lift up to 75 pounds to an overhead position.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, kneel, bend, and twist body.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods.
  • Must be able to use both hands and demonstrate good hand-eye coordination.
  • Tolerance to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
  • Potentially exposed to contaminants, such as dust or fumes from exhaust; frequent exposure to hazardous equipment.
  • Occasionally work in very bright or very dim lighting conditions.
  • Sometimes exposed to hazardous situations that produce cuts or minor burns.
  • Occasionally exposed to whole-body vibration, such as when using a jackhammer.
  • May need to work in tight/confined spaces or work areas.
  • Must be able to regularly wear personal protective equipment, including hard hats, safety goggles, safety vests, and/or ear plugs.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. This job description is not to be construed as all inclusive. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related task as requested. Reasonable accommodations may be considered and implemented to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

SurfaceCycle and its related entities are Equal Opportunity Employers.