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Job Title:  Excavator Operator

Site/Location:  Zachry Construction Corp

Durham, NC, US

Date:  Sep 22, 2022
Job Description: 

About the Company

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

Zachry Construction currently looking for excavator operators with experience in underground utilities for our Durham, NC project. The position will require the following requirements for consideration

  • Excavator for Utility (pipe) installation.
  • Pipe Operators and Pipe Layers with qualifications will be considered first.
  • Salary based on experience for type of work.
  • Must be familiar with OSHA requirements.
  • Must have 3 years or greater operator experience

Essential Functions

Excavator for Utility (pipe) installation.

  • Operator will be responsible for all excavations throughout the project
  • Able to recognize hazardous conditions
  • Able to bench and secure all excavations during operation
  • Read cut stakes for grade elevations
  • Follow all required company and general safety rules, policies, and guidelines
  • The above listed duties may require long periods of sitting, walking, and standing

Required Skills and Experience

  • Physical ability to perform assigned tasks
  • Physical ability to walk on uneven terrain
  • Must be able to climb equipment’s ladder to reach the operator’s seat
  • General operator skills
  • Basic knowledge of operating an Excavator
  • Other heavy equipment experiences preferred: backhoe, loader, dozer, etc.
  • Valid driver license
  • At least 2 years of previous heavy equipment experience
  • Must be flexible for Days/Nights/Weekend Shifts

Benefits and EEO

Zachry offers an industry leading benefits 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.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.