Heavy Equipment Operator- Construction

Company Introduction

NPL Construction Co. is a recognized leader in underground and overhead utility and energy distribution construction with a workforce of over 5,000 and operations is more than 20 states. Built on 50 years of experience, NPL?s range of safe, high quality and sustainable construction solutions have earned an industry reputation for excellence in reliable performance and customer satisfaction. We leverage our expertise and capacity for the benefit of our customers and the communities they serve.

NPL is part of Centuri Construction Group, a comprehensive construction services enterprise dedicated to meeting the growing demands of North American utilities, energy and industrial markets. Centuri companies are focused on safely delivering sustainable solutions to our customers, while laying the foundation in the markets we serve for the next 100 years.

Position Summary

Seeking dedicated people with the desire to learn and build a career while exceeding the highest quality and safety standards. Operators are assigned to a crew to install or replace natural gas pipelines underground. Duties involve physically demanding construction general labor while operating specialized vehicles and earth movers. Operators move earth, equipment, tools and materials safely into place.

Standard Position Tasks

??Operate a variety of equipment once certified
??Using a hand shovel, dig around existing utility structures to prevent damage
??Load and unload equipment and materials
??Daily pre-shift vehicle and equipment inspections
??Keeping daily log
??Preforming regular maintenance and cleaning on assigned vehicles and equipment
??Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisors

Specialty Position Tasks

??Operator may be trained on the following: backhoe, trencher, HDD, paver, track hoe, track loaders, hydro-hammer, crane, hydro-excavator, dozer, milling saw, dump truck, skid-steer, road grater, man-lift, snow plow, boom

Prerequisite Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

??Skill to operate equipment in close proximity to workers and underground utilities
??Ability to interact with public, supervisors, and coworkers professionally at all times
??Ability to think clearly no matter the stress or difficulty of your circumstances
??Possess a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence
??Ability to comprehend and communicate specific directions in English to ensure the safety of all
??Desire to learn and commitment to working safely

Education and Experience

??12 months experience operating trackhoes, backhoes, and sidebooms, etc.

Physical and Environmental Demands

??Ability to tolerate work in the extremes of weather without complaining is essential
??Distinguish safety colors with 20/20 eyesight using corrective lenses if necessary
??Ability to speak and hear worksite safety instructions
??Withstand prolonged and repeated: lifting (including overhead, up to 50lbs); standing; climbing; kneeling; reaching and feeling; crouching and crawling
??Ability to work with a heightened awareness within the ?red zone? of heavy equipment
??Ability to stand for long periods (up to 14 hours at a time)
??Quick and accurate hand-eye coordination to work safely
??Flexibility to work various schedules and stay late when necessary with little or no notice

Post Hire Requirements

??Maintain satisfactory safety record
??Perform all duties in conformance to safety and security standards
??Pre-employment, random, post-accident, and reasonable suspicion drug screens
??Provide US work authorization documents
??In-state driver?s license with no more than 3 moving violations and no DUIs within a two year rolling period
??Satisfactory Criminal History Check
??Hold/obtain and maintain DOT medical card
??Join and Maintain Union Membership
??Pass all qualification tests

Provided Training and Benefits

??OSHA certification training
??Working safely training
??Natural gas technologies training
??Heavy equipment operation training
??Professional Development
??Employee Assistance program benefit
??Health Insurance Plan benefit

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Centuri and its subsidiary companies will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant?s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.? Centuri will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a test or job interview) if so requested.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore


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