|Date Posted||May 15, 2021|
Company:TelCom Construction is an established national underground utility contractor with growing market presence within the telecommunications industry headquartered in Clearwater, MN. Established in 2000, TelCom Construction, LLC is a full service, turnkey telecommunications utility contractor, with locations throughout the Central US. Our focus on delivering a quality product with attention to safety, integrity and customer satisfaction has driven our success.Overview:TelCom Construction is looking for motivated employees to join our team! We are currently hiring full-time Equipment Operators to work throughout MN.Position consists of general heavy equipment operation for construction. Digging or trenching equipment operators can operate a variety of equipment, used in installation/repair/maintenance activities associated with underground utilities, in a safe and effective manner.Responsibilities:Safely operates trenching or digging equipment on jobsite which may include but not limited to the following: Plow, Chain Trencher, Backhoe/Excavator, Rock Saw, Dozer/Lead Tractor, Tractor Trailer (Moving Equipment/Haul Water)Restores and/or landscapes disturbed areas of the jobsiteDig pits, trenches or potholes as directed by job plan including windows when crossing utilitiesResponsible for the site set-up and clean-upLoad and unload tools, materials and equipment on truckWill be involved in new site Job Safety Analysis - JSA prior to starting constructionSetting up safety perimeter using signage, cones and safety barriers and at times flagging trafficQualifications:Must be experienced with Digging/trenching equipment and understand their capabilities and limitationsAbility to follow instructionsBasic ability to use small tools/hand tools.Ability to read and understand work orders, safety rules and operating instructionsMust have a validClass A Commercial Driver's License with an acceptable driving recordMust be able to proficiently use locators to safely identify utilitiesMust have good troubleshooting and problem-solving skillsMust be very safety conscientiousMust be able to effectively communicate with crew, customers and vendorsMay be required to work overtime; after hours; on weekends, for emergencies or be on-call as needed to ensure work is completedTravel throughout Minnesota during the work week is requiredPreferred Qualifications:Previous construction experience or utility construction experiencedAbility to read prints and interpret utility maps to identify the type and size of underground utilitiesPhysical Requirements:Climb up and down ladders, machinery, and other objectsMust be able to lift/carry 50 lbs regularly and up to 100 LBS as needed with or without assistanceDuties outlined in this position will require the employee to stand, crouch, sit, bend, use hands and fingers to handle or feel as well as reaching with hands and arms to spaces both high and low. The employee will be standing, walking, climbing, balancing, crawling, crouching, lifting, holding or stooping while on shiftSpecific vision abilities required to perform this job include but are not limited to: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus potentially near and/or far as neededEmployees in this job classification may be exposed to dust, fumes or other airborne pathogensEmployees may be exposed to toxic or corrosive chemicals as well as moving machinery parts and piecesRemote work may be required; long driving and sitting will be requiredThe noise level in the work environment for this position is moderateAll work is outdoors so employees in this position are regularly exposed to outside weather conditions which can include but is not limited to: extreme heat and cold temperatures; inclement weather such as rain, snow, sleet and dust as well as adverse driving conditions including wet roads, icy roads, and fogWhy Should You Apply:We offer paid lodging, a daily per diem per day when overnight travel is required and we also provide company vehicles for crew's use to get to and from job sitesCompetitive CompensationComprehensive benefit package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short and Long-term disability insurance, 401k retirement plan with company match and tuition reimbursementPaid time offUp to 7 paid annual HolidaysWilling to train motivated employees who want to expand their existing skills, including additional equipment and utility locatingRapid advancement is available for those who possess the determination and attitude to progress in their careersNew and updated trucks and equipmentApplicants are required to pass all company drug testing, submit to a background check and adhere to all OSHA, state, city/municipality safety requirements and training provided by the company as required.TelCom is proud to be an EEO/AA and Veteran-Friendly employer!To apply for this opportunity, please visit our career page at Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind including, based on disability and protected veteran status. The Company's policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also the Company's policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions. Please visit the following URL to view the EEO is the Law poster and the Supplement. ()The Company also does not consider criminal convictions to be an absolute bar to employment and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories.Applicants applying for positions in Illinois are not required to disclose arrests or sealed or expunged records of convictions.