• Utility Construction Heavy Equipment Operator/Laborer

    Job Description

    Why Apply?

    RDJE’s company culture values the opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion. The work we do matters and our goal is to hire you to retire you. Your future with us is not just a job, it is a career.

    What Do We Do?

    We are a privately owned underground utility specialist that provides commercial, municipal, private development, and specialty services for the construction of water system development, sanitary sewer/water treatment plants, pump stations, and storm water/drain development.

    What Do We Offer?

    • Advancement opportunities, annual bonuses, per diem, referral bonuses
    • Paid vacation, sick time, paid holidays
    • Company paid trainings, certifications, etc.
    • 100% paid health insurance; including dental, vision, life, disability, etc.
    • 401(k) with company matching

    Position Summary: Utility Construction Operator/Laborer

    The Operator/Laborer will operate several types of heavy equipment, such as large/small sized excavators, skid steers, dozers, and loaders during the construction of various underground utility services. This position is not “operator only” and will require laborer and/or pipe-layer related tasks be performed as needed.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Operates heavy equipment of various sizes and weights in an efficient and safe manner to dig, level, load, etc.
    • Performs daily and routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or needed repairs to Foreman/Supervisor
    • Assists with identifying that any underground and/or overhead utilities have been located/exposed prior to excavating
    • Load/unload equipment and materials
    • Dig trenches to desired or required depths, by hand or using trenching tools
    • Ensure work area(s) are clear of debris, trash, etc.
    • Maintain visual and audible contact with other crewman and all moving or stationary persons/vehicles/objects to ensure safe coordination of movement
    • Promotes and ensures a safe work environment in compliance with all safety policies and procedures
    • Adhere to all OSHA, state, city/municipality safety requirements and training provided by the company as required
    • Ability and willingness to execute laborer and/or pipe-layer related duties

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screening
    • Experience operating various types of heavy equipment and the ability to handle various types of utility tools in a safe manner
    • Ability to follow a firm work schedule as directed by the crew Foreman/Supervisor
    • Ability to work over-time as/if needed
    • Ability for out-of-town travel and working overnight as necessary
    • Must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs. regularly and up to 100 lbs. as needed with or without assistance
    • Ability to stand, crouch, stoop, sit, bend, climb, and use hands/fingers to handle equipment
    • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions and climates
    • Ability to work while wearing safety glasses, safety vest, steel toed boots, and hard hat

    Additional Info

    RDJE, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

    This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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