Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction, Texas Sterling Construction Co., and J. Banicki Construction)

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Backhoe Operator

Backhoe Operator

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US-TX-Fort Worth
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Construction Craft

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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.



  • 2+ years of experience with a rubber-tired backhoe.
  • 2+ years of experience within the construction industry.
  • Experience using hydraulic attachments on backhoe is preferred.
  • Strength and Endurance: Laborer positions are physically demanding, and a high level of physical fitness is required.
  • Communication: Excellent interpersonal communication and team work skills are necessary as proper completion of an assigned job and working safe will be highly dependent upon this ability.
  • Flexibility: Ability to work in a number of diverse locations is pertinent, as work locations may change daily.
  • Coordination: Balance, depth perception and eye-hand coordination are critical.
  • Expected Hours: Hours will vary by job, location and season. Working a night shift may be required.
  • Winning attitude!
  • Work Ethic: Dedicated and hard working.