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Hydrovac Operator

Dickinson, ND ยท Transportation/Logistics
Job Title:
Hydro Excavator Operator
SOC code:
FLSA Classification:
Non exempt
Remote Sites, Dickinson, ND
 (and on Road)
Reports to:
Operations Managers
Status: Full Time, Regular EEO-1: Craft Workers
Normal Work Hours and Days:  Often required to work weekends as well as during the week. (May require overtime). The schedule may be adjusted to accommodate workload.
Revised: 07/13/2017

EEO Statement:
 Cruz Energy Services, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, other protected activities, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. **This employer participates in E-Verify. Este Empleador Participa en E-Verify.**
Position covers a large spectrum; experienced Hydro Excavator operator is an employee who operates hydro excavators, vacuum trucks, 16ft. to 30ft. equipped with either skimming capabilities or spraying (chemicals) capabilities. In this position you will have to perform pre/post trip inspections as well as set up/break down of equipment Position may include some travel
Essential Functions:
  • Must be able to get daily tickets signed before leaving location and/or communicating with the client on current or future needs.
  • Obtain permits for oversize loads.
  • Drive / transport equipment, supplies and materials to and from job sites.
  • Maintain driving log book when needed.
Other Tasks:
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.
  • Assist other shop and operations staff as requested.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function and preferably able to perform other tasks satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. 
Education and/or Experience:
  • DOT requirements, and outside certifications and assessments (i.e. NCCER) are required.
  • Extensive experience operating hydro excavator equipment at least two years vocational training in trucking or equivalent work experience.
  • OSHA 10hr. Training.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of load permits and state and federal truck driving regulations.
  • Knowledge of local and federal agencies, such as DOT, DPS, Fire Dept., R/R commission, health dept.
  • Knowledge of and ability to safely secure loads for transport.
  • Some knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions.
  • Ability to interface well with the clients, dispatch, and the office staff.
  • Ability to see and record written data and information.
  • Ability to communicate information in writing so others will understand.
  • Ability to effectively understand and communicate verbally with others.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Ability to ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed.
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks involving strenuous manual labor.
  • Ability to meet delivery schedule with dependability and consistency.
  • Ability to operate a commercial truck.
  • Ability to drive construction equipment for axle loading and unloading purposes.
Physical Demands:
The following activities were rated for frequency of occurrence based on the following:
Not Present = NP 34-66% of the work day = Frequent
1-10% of the work day = Rare 67-100% of the work day = Constant
11-33% of the work day = Occasional    
Sitting Frequent Reaching Overhead Frequent
Standing Frequent Reaching Straight Ahead Frequent
Walking Frequent Reaching Downward Frequent
Bending/Stooping Frequent Handling Frequent
Crouching Frequent Fingering Occasionally
Kneeling Frequent Feeling Occasionally
Crawling Frequent Talking Occasionally
Climbing Frequent (Onto equipment) Hearing Occasionally
Balancing Occasionally Twisting Frequent
Operate Foot Controls Occasionally Twist of Wrist Frequent
(Pounds) Constant Frequent Occasional Rare
Lifting   50 lbs. 100 lbs.  
Carrying 50 lbs. 50 lbs. 100 lbs.  
Pushing/Pulling   50 lbs. 100 lbs.  
Working Conditions:
1. Exposure to Inclement Weather X Is exposed to weather while working outside of equipment.
2. Extreme Cold NP  
3. Extreme Heat X Exposed to hot diesel engines and hoses while lubricating equipment.
4. Wet and/or Humid X Will experience Rain/Snow/Ice on location
5. Noise X Frequent noise from equipment.
6. Vibration X Occasional normal equipment vibration
7. Atmospheric Conditions (dust/fumes/etc.) X Possible diesel fumes.
8. Moving Mechanical Parts X Exposed to engine components and drive train/track.
9. Electric Shock X Generator sets.
10. High, Exposed Places X Crawling onto top of equipment to service it.
11. Radiant Energy NP  
12. Explosives X Diesel fuel exposure.
13. Toxic or Caustic Chemicals X Petroleum distillates.
14. Other Risks X Aware of the potential hazards of working around equipment.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
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