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Vestas Factory

Heavy Equipment Operator / Nights - Brighton, CO / Blades Facility 
US, Brighton, CO | Skilled Worker / Semi-Skilled Worker | Full-Time 
| ID: 4710 

Are you looking for a new opportunity within a growing industry? Do you have Heavy Equipment experience and are looking for the challenge of supporting a fast-paced manufacturing environment? Then we are looking for your skills at Vestas, the leader in Wind Power. 

Together with your colleagues you produce, Vestas’ industry-leading wind turbines that make the world’s energy production more sustainable today, and help preserve our planet for tomorrow. 

Blade Factory Brighton / Logistics / Factory Logistics
The Logistics Department is part of the Brighton Blades Factory Logistics team supporting the 24x7 operation of the Blades Factory by Shipping and transporting Turbine Blades and materials. This includes storing, and distributing materials, tools, equipment, and products within the factory.



  • Reads production schedule, customer order, work order, shipping order, or requisition to determine items to be moved, gathered, or distributed
  • Daily operation of Class IV to Class VII equipment
  • Moves blades to and from production areas as needed and stage in yard for delivery
  • Load blades onto flatbed trailers and rail
  • Works outside in all elements and seasons
  • Assist with moving shipping containers
  • Use of MS Office applications and infrared scanning equipment
  • Conveys materials and items from receiving or production areas to storage or to other designated areas 
  • Sorts and places materials or items on racks, shelves, or in bins according to predetermined sequence such as size, type, style, color, or product code 
  • Fills requisitions, work orders, or requests for materials, tools, or other stock items and distributes items to production workers or assembly line
  • Marks materials with identifying information
  • Bales, crates, or place materials in containers
  • Records amounts of materials or items shipped or distributed 
  • Weighs or counts items for distribution within plant or sent out to ensure conformance to company standards
  • Complies with OSHA safety regulations
  • Uses the 5S method to store and organize materials
  • Arranges stock parts in specified sequence for assembly by other workers
  • Uses computer to enter records
  • Compiles worksheets or tickets from customer specifications
  • Drives company vehicle for errands and to transport stored items from warehouse and outside locations
  • Completes requisition forms to order supplies from other plant departments 
  • Maintains inventory records
  • Empties large trash containers, cardboard bins
  • Clear and remove snow from walkway, receiving/shipping yard
  • Moves materials to and from production areas as needed to maintain stock levels for production
  • Inspect, weigh, load, document, transport of hazardous materials and waste through shipping and receiving documents, bill of lading, and manifests
  • Comply with state and federal regulations for handling, storage, disposal, transport etc. of hazardous materials and waste



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience with loading and driving forklifts and/or heavy equipment
  • Basic skill with Microsoft programs
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision and Distance vision. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions



  • Ability to create a safe work area
  • Strong Natural Ability to Work in Teams
  • Attention to details
  • High Degree of Adaptability & Flexibility
  • Strong Desire to Learn New Skills & Knowledge
  • Excellent Work Ethic, Dependability & Dedication to Team/Company
  • Personal Desire/Value to Produce Quality Work


What we offer

As a member of the Vestas team, we offer a competitive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry. Among the many amenities we offer: healthcare; dental; vision; vacation and sick time; generous 401(k) plan; tuition assistance; and much more.


It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and individuals with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative within the People & Culture department.


Additional Information

This position is located in Brighton, Colorado, at the Blades Facility

This is a Night Shift position – 7pm to 7:30am

About Vestas


Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 101 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.


Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 86 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions.


Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 24,600 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.


Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity.


We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at and following us on our social media channels:

Nearest Major Market: Fort Collins
Nearest Secondary Market: Greeley