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Job Details - Heavy Equipment Operator

Bryson Grading & Paving is looking for a heavy equipment operator with experience with different machines. Must have a minimum of 4 years of good experience with medium sized excavators, small excavators, skid steers, scrape blade, bull dozers, and other equipment. Job will require maintaining your own equipment, managing your own job, and ability to perform in a timely manner. Job requires ability to use a transit and read a set of blueprints. Must have the ability to lift 50 lbs occasionally. We will do many different types of work including but not limited to: boulder walls, rough grading, final grading, driveway setup for paving, utilities, etc.


Bryson Grading & Paving does work in Highlands, Cashiers, Franklin, & surrounding areas in Western North Carolina and is a drug free workplace. Must be willing to commute to Highlands every day.


Job Type: Full-time


Pay: $15.00 - $20.00 per hour



  • 401(k)

  • 401(k) matching

  • Employee discount

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Retirement plan



  • Monday to Friday


Typical start and end times:

  • 8AM – 5PM


Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay


Ability to Commute:

  • Highlands, NC 28741 (Required)



  • Excavator operator: 4 years (Required)

  • Dump truck: 2 years (Preferred)


This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply

  • A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks)

  • A job for which all ages over 18, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply

  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

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