In today’s competitive market, it is very hard to get a construction project and the one who gives you the project first analyse if you would be able to complete it or not. They judge you on various parameters like how long you have been running the business and the number of projects you have completed. How many projects you have in your hand and will you able to complete one more project on time if at all you currently have numerous in hand. They also check if you have all the heavy equipments in place that is required for the completion of the project and also the right person who can work on those equipments. Only if you have everything in place, you are able to bag the project or else there are many wolves in the wild that are waiting to snatch your share away from you.
Out of the many requirements stated above, almost all of them can be acquired with the help of money. However, there is probably one thing that requires your skill to understand a person well before you hire him and that is hiring heavy equipment operator. You may spend good chunk of money to buy the most advanced heavy equipment but you need skills to pick an able operator. One must have the eye to judge who would be the person who can do his job well. An operator’s job is no longer limited to just doing this work and once the job is done, just leave the machine there and go back home. His job is far more than what we all think.
It is all about treating the construction equipment as his equipment. An able operator would treat the equipment as his equipment and would park it at the place meant for it to stay. Moreover, he would like the things inside his cabin to be organised so that whenever he needs something, he should get it in a blink of an eye. Operators who keep their cabin messed up in no way can be good employees. They may be very good in their work but what good it is of when they struggle to find things that is kept in a messy cabin and particularly when they need them the most. That actually depicts the character of the individual. It also shows the person as a lazy bone who knows his work and also has the ability to do it quite efficiently but does not has the will to do it. Such operators can be a concern for the project and ultimately for the organisation.
In order to make the operators more responsible in life, there should be few rules put up on them. Firstly, they should be given the overall responsibility of the machine and in no way should any breakdown hamper the progress of the project which if happens would be seriously dealt with. A list of do’s and don’ts must be put up on their cabin which will define the way they should keep things inside. If they experience any fault in the machine then that should be dealt in the same day and if it’s something outside their knowledge, it should be immediately informed to the next supervisor who can take charge of things.
These practices will only make the operator better in his work and will refine him into altogether a new employee.