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Zachry Construction Corporation Heavy Equipment Operator - Backhoe in Aubrey, Texas

Extraordinary commitment runs deep at Zachry. Here, dedicated men and women have the opportunity to work on challenging projects alongside those who value innovation and support team efforts in all our endeavors. We take care of our team members as family, within a culture of service where we do the right thing because it is the right thing to do. Our core values are at the center of every decision we make:

Every Person Matters

Together We Can Do Great Things

This Is More Than a Job

Job Summary

The Backhoe Operator will operate rubber tire backhoes to excavate trenches for utility duct banks and manholes.

Essential Functions

  • Operate equipment under the direction of the supervisor.

  • Slope and assist in installing and removing shoring from ditches and other related excavations.

  • Observe pipe laying for safety reasons.

  • Dig around and assist in exposing live utilities.

  • Maintain sub-grade, and assist in setting upgrade and centerline.

  • Load trucks in a safe and accident-free manner.

  • Communicate with others using verbal and non-verbal hand signals while operating equipment.

  • Handle 20’ pipe joints, will hand to other workers in ditch 4’ to 20’ deep.

  • Handle 4x8x3/4” plywood.

  • Assist in loading and unloading miscellaneous materials.

  • Lead and assist in changing out backhoe buckets and hoe rams.

  • Perform other labor-related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    This job summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this position. The job summary is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position. The job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

    Required Skills & Experience

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Reliable transportation

  • Physical ability to perform assigned labor-related tasks (climbing ladders, climbing in and out of ditches)

  • Physical ability to lift, push or pull up to 50 pounds

  • General labor skills

  • Basic knowledge of operating hand and power tools (hammers, sledgehammers, pry bars, screwdrivers, etc.)

  • At least 3 years of operating experience excavating trenches at depths of 5’-20’

    Benefits and EOE

    Zachry offers an industry-leading benefits package for our employees and their families.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance

  • 401k, Paid leave, and Bonus Program

  • Company-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance

  • Employee assistance program

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    Zachry Construction Corporation performs heavy civil and building work throughout the United States and relocation is sometimes required for continuous employment opportunities.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

    Notice to Staffing Agencies

    Zachry Construction Corporation and its subsidiaries (Zachry) will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Zachry, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Zachry mailing address or email address, directly to Zachry employees, or to Zachry’s resume database will be considered Zachry property. Zachry will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Zachry will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Zachry’s recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid, fully executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Zachry will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Zachry’s Human Resources Representative or his/her designee. No other Zachry employee is authorized to bind Zachry to any agreement regarding placement of candidates by Agency.