Zachry Construction Corporation Backhoe Operator in San Antonio, Texas

Job Summary

Backhoe operator will operate rubber tire and track backhoes to excavate trenches for utility duct bank, manholes and exposing of existing utilities as well as other related activities. Minimum hourly pay rate $16.00+ based on experience.

Essential Functions

  • Equipment operation under direction of 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, assist in setting up grade and center line

  • Load trucks in a safe and accident free manner

  • While operating equipment communicate with others using verbal and non-verbal hand signals

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

  • Handle 4x8x3/4” plywood

  • Assist in load and unloading miscellaneous materials

  • Lead and assist in changing out backhoe buckets

  • Lead and assist in changing hoe rams

  • Assist in placing concrete manholes

  • Perform other labor related duties as assigned by supervisor

This jobsummary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this position. The jobsummary 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, climb 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, sledge hammer, pry bars, screw drivers, etc.)

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

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Able to work some nights and weekends

Zachry stands on a rich tradition of creativity, stability, innovation and experience in the construction industry. Fully understanding that Zachry’s employees are the heart of our success, we foster a dynamic work environment by providing development opportunities such as training, education, and career advancement. We believe people are our greatest asset and offer a variety of training and development opportunities to promote excellence and facilitate career advancement.

Zachry offers anindustry leadingbenefits package for our employees and their families.

  • 401k

  • Medical and dental insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid leave

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Employee assistance program

  • and many more

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

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.