Idaho Power Company Construction Equipment Operator I in Boise, Idaho

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Application Deadline:

07/28/2017 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time

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Pay Range:

27.09 - 32.63 Hourly

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Job Description:

The Construction Equipment Operator performs assignments while operating a variety of heavy equipment / construction equipment such as bulldozers, hole diggers, excavators, backhoes, loaders, linebeds, trucks, transports, cranes, conductor stringing equipment (tensioners, pullers, etc) and self-loading pole trucks within the vicinity of energized lines and working personnel. While on a work location, reports to the Foreman of that particular job. Assists with lines work as needed and scheduled.

May perform other construction-related ground work when equipment is not in use.


Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of reading grade stakes, and operating crawler tractors, semi-tractors, and backhoes.

Skills in:

  • Skills in the basic use of personal computers, including e-mail and PassPort

  • Interpersonal communication; and verbal and written communication.

Ability to:

  • Ability to work under direct supervision or be self-directed

  • Work with different foremen and crews

  • Travel and work throughout Idaho Power Company (IPC) service area

  • Use good judgment and initiative in resolving work problems

  • Maintain neat, accurate, and legible records.

  • Must be able to work well with others and work to meet the needs of Idaho Powers customers.



  • High school diploma or GED.


  • Experience using crawler tractors, excavators, semi-tractors, cranes, and/or backhoes.

  • Prefer : Experience in performing underground utility work such as cable replacements and the use of a variety of heavy equipment. Understanding of underground electrical systems and the ability to read and understand Idaho power feeder maps. Good understanding of constructing and plumbing underground electrical conduit systems, duct vault systems, and terminating primary underground elbows and in line splices.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Valid Class A CDL drivers license with acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position.

  • Must be able to obtain the following endorsements within 90 days of hire: Hazardous Materials and Tank vehicles.

  • Crane certification or the ability to obtain within 30 days.


Job requires the use of all appropriate PPE. Job requires bending, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing into/out of trucks-trenches, twisting, kneeling, balancing and reaching. Frequently lift above shoulder and waist high items weighing 15-20 lbs.; occasionally J-boxes 44 lbs., sector bases 35-70 lbs., (rarely waist high) crate of insulators up to 108 lbs. Occasionally push/pull using exertional force to open vehicle hoods weighing between 40 and (rarely) 120 lbs. Frequently lift knee high steel conduit elbows weighing up to 63 lbs. Frequently carrying with one hand or both hands/arms items weighing up to 20 lbs.; frequently grasping items such as tools; occasional keyboarding. Involves walking on uneven terrain that may involve wet, rocky, muddy, snow packed or even icy conditions. Sometimes work long hours (up to 10 hours on average and occasionally up to 24 hours) in extreme weather conditions. Applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job without posing a direct threat of harm to self, others or property. Job placement is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment, post-offer Functional Capacity Assessment (FCA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) medical exam.


  • Additional safety related training may be required. Respond to emergencies in excess of normal working hours. Works hitches away from headquarters for extended periods of time. Works overtime at the discretion of the supervisor.


Adaptability, Applied Learning, Building Customer Loyalty, Building Strategic Work Relationships, Communication, Contributing to Team Success, Decision Making, Initiating Action, Managing Work (includes Time Management), Safety Awareness

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Contact Information

Idaho Power Company

Recruiting Office

P.O. Box 70

Boise, ID 83707

Phone: 208-388-2965


Fax: 208-388-6695