The Backhoe Operator is responsible for excavating ditches and structures, laying pipe and precast concrete structures, carrying materials in the loader bucket, and general excavation and backfill. The Backhoe Operator will also assist with general labor duties as needed. Additionally, may operate a variety of equipment including hand and power tools: air hammers, earth tampers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment. They clean and prepare job sites, dig trenches, place shoring to support the sides of excavations, clean up rubble and debris.
The Backhoe Operator will spend their time on the physical job site.
This position is exposed to high temperatures; cool/cold temperatures; and loud noises. Work in the construction area poses significantly greater risk due to moving construction equipment and active construction zones with trip and fall hazards.