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Job Title:  Operator, Backhoe

Site/Location:  Zachry Underground and Utility Services

San Antonio, TX, 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

The Backhoe Operator will operate rubber tire backhoes to excavate trenches for utility duct banks and manholes in various locations around the city of San Antonio.  The hourly pay range for this position is $19.00 - $23.00, based on experience.

Essential Functions

  • Operate equipment under the 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 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 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 and 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’


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

  • 401k
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Semi-Annual Bonus 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.