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Utilities Service, LLC Underground Utility Construction Laborer in Mesquite, Texas

We are currently seeking a Underground Utility Construction Laborer to join our team

Pay Range: $16.00 - $18.00+ per hour. Based on experience.

Essential Functions:

  • Operates various tools for the work (various manual digging devices, wrenches, hammers, come a long, jack hammer and hand line etc.).

  • Pull wire, install ground boxes and conduit.

  • Operate mini-excavator and skid steer

  • Performs all work from the ground.

  • Employee will be exposed to hot and cold environments, poisonous plants or reptiles, and stinging insects.

  • Working hours will extend into night and will exceed an eight-hour day.

  • Clears work area around structures.

  • Will have contact with public and private property owners to communicate work to be performed.

  • Will perform other duties as assigned by Foreperson relating to traffic signal construction work.

  • Assembles material on the ground to be installed by the lineperson or apprentice.

  • May flag traffic and may be required to have training.

  • Works near energized parts or equipment.

  • Will be exposed to traffic.

  • Works around excessive noise from machines, jackhammers, concrete saws and other equipment with proper hearing protection.

  • May be required to work nights, weekends and holidays for extended periods as part of recovery force during emergencies and disasters.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with concrete forming preferred.

  • Experience with underground utility construction preferred.

  • Additional pay for Class A CDL

  • Must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.

  • Weather permitting, this is a minimum 40 - hour work week.

  • Must be able to wear necessary PPE.

  • Must be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day.

  • Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, i.e., rain, heat, sun, cold.

  • Must be able to traverse various terrains.

  • Must be able to write, read and comprehend written and verbal job instructions/information in English.

  • Must be able to communicate with others.

  • Must be able to lift, move and maneuver up to 60 pounds on an infrequent basis, and up to 20 pounds on a frequent basis.

  • Must have endurance necessary to perform these duties throughout a standard eight or ten hour day. Must be able to work long hours and overtime during emergencies (including holidays, weekends, etc. Subject to call out work.

  • Must have sufficient eyesight to judge distances and coordination to get and use the appropriate equipment and tools.

  • Must be able to operate and service all required tools and equipment.

  • Must have transportation to and from the startup location.

  • Must be willing to travel within the State of Texas as needed.

  • Must pass a background and/or MVR check.

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Required Hand Tools

Each employee is required to purchase and maintain the hand, listed below, tools necessary to perform routine day to day job duties.

Ground Person

  • 2 PAIRS OF MEDIUM SIZE CHANNEL LOCKS

  • CLAW HAMMER

  • TORPEDO LEVEL

  • HACK SAW

  • 9’’ LINEMAN’S PLIERS

  • REGULAR CRIMPER UP TO #2 CABLE

  • SCREW DRIVERS (3 common and 2 Phillips)

  • RAZOR KNIFE

  • WIRE STRIPER

  • 25’ TAPE MEASURE

  • CRESCENT WRENCH

  • ALLEN WRENCHES (small size)

  • 3/8’’ RATCHET

  • DEEP WELL 3/8’’ SOCKET SET

  • COMBINATION WRENCH SET UP TO ¾’’

Signal or Lighting Technician (in addition to tools required for Ground Person)

  • LARGE PAIR OF CHANNEL LOCKS

  • ½’’ DRIVE RATCHET

  • LARGER SET OF ALLEN WRENCHES

  • 4’ LEVEL

  • NEEDLE NOSE PLIERS

  • CABLE CUTTERS

  • SCREW AND NUT DRIVER BITS FOR DRILL

  • FLASH LIGHT

  • MULTIMETER

Foreman and General Foreman (in addition to tools required for Signal or Lighting Technician)

  • ½’’ SOCKET SET

  • 3/8’’ DRIVE METRIC SOCKET SET

  • SET OF TORX SCREW DRIVERS

  • JEWLERS SCREW DRIVER SET

Physical Requirements:

  • Driving: Continuously

  • Climbing On/Off Truck: Frequently

  • Walking: Frequently

  • Carrying: Occasionally – 1-60 lbs.

  • Lifting: Frequently – 1-60 lbs.

  • Standing: Continuously

  • Stooping: Rarely

  • Crawling: None

  • Pushing: Occasionally

  • Sitting: Occasionally

  • Kneeling: Occasionally

  • Squatting: Rarely

  • Body Twisting: Occasionally

  • Sense of Touch: Occasionally

  • Manual Dexterity: Frequently

  • Speaking Clearly: Continuously

  • Seeing: Continuously

  • Reading: Rarely

  • Reaching: Rarely

  • Range of Motion: Occasionally

  • Hearing – Speech Range: Continuously

  • Depth Perception: Occasionally

  • Color Vision: Continuously

  • Gripping: Frequently

  • Carrying: Frequently

  • Pulling: Occasionally

  • Climbing Ladders: Rarely

  • Climbing Stairs: Rarely

  • Balancing: Rarely

Meaning of Terms:

  • Rarely = less than 10%

  • Occasionally = up to 33%

  • Frequently = up to 66%

  • Continuously = from 67% to 100%

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext 1339.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets.

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