Civil Operator

Smyrna, Georgia


Much of the work will be for 6”, 8”, 12” utility installation, grading of earth to designed grade specifications.

The operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the equipment for excavation, grading, bedding, backfill, and the installation of water, storm, and sewer pipe. The operator performs duties as directed by the supervisor, usually the foreman or superintendent.


Main Responsibilities 

The Operator position will include but is not limited to the following duties.

  • Must be able to follow company safety policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to follow OSHA guidelines for excavation and shoring.
  • Proficiently operate excavators, loaders, dozers, compactors, and off-road trucks safely and efficiently, grading, excavating, setting shoring, installing pipe, and backfilling.
  • Ability to safely excavate as well as grade near existing structures, utilities, and heavy traffic.
  • Safely excavate, grade, and work around existing utilities.
  • Must be a team player and able to work well with others.
  • Able to place or remove underground utilities.
  • Inspect equipment daily for proper operation and upkeep.
  • Secure worksite to ensure safety for public and jobsite even while not on site.


Core Requirements 

Essential job functions are listed below and may be necessary on a project-specific or supervisor basis.

  • Ability to read and understand technical procedures and specifications, operating, installation, and maintenance instructions and safety procedures.
  • Effectively communicate with fellow employees, supervisors and, inspectors as needed.
  • Able to follow verbal and written directions.
  • Understand drawings, diagrams, and grade stakes.
  • Understand and follow company safety policies.
  • Prior grading, pipeline or utility experience preferred.
  • 2 years minimum experience
  • Be able to frequently lift 50 pounds and, on occasion, up to 100 pounds.
  • Work outdoors in adverse conditions.
  • Have a good vision and depth perception at close and long distances.
  • Be a team player.
  • Ability to travel as required.
  • Entry level positions available with a Willingness to learn.

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