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Vector Force Development Hydrovac Operator in Atlanta, Georgia

Hydrovac Operator Atlanta, GA 30336

What is Hydrovac excavation? It is a precise, non-mechanical, non-destructive process that uses pressurized water and an industrial strength vacuum to simultaneously excavate and evacuate soil. As the pressurized water breaks up the soil it creates a slurry that is removed by a powerful vacuum into a debris tank.

Hydrovac Operator


  • Drive and safely operate the on-board hydro-vacuum system outside the truck and perform other duties such as clean-up.

  • Successfully complete hydro excavation projects including utility line exposure, debris removal, trenching, and digging, using a high-pressure wand to loosen the soil and a vacuum system to remove the debris or build-up.

  • Troubleshoot minor mechanical issues and as the need arises perform minor repairs to equipment.

  • General maintenance of the equipment to ensure the unit operates at max capacity.

  • Communicate effectively, professionally and demonstrate a strong customer service focus in all interactions.


  • Must have a valid CDL A or B license, with an acceptable driving record.

  • Tanker endorsement

  • No Automatic Restrictions

  • Experience driving a manual transmission (10-18 speed) preferred.

  • Capable of working variable shifts with extended hours.

  • Ability to work independently in a team and safety focused environment.

  • Skills in operating heavy equipment and machines proficiently and safely.

  • Safety certifications preferred (e.g., First Aid/CPR, Fall Protection, Confined Space).

  • Candidates will be required to successfully complete pre-employment screening, which includes criminal background check, MVR history, drug test, physical (DOT & Non- DOT), and must meet all physical demands of the job (listed below) as determined by a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE).

Physical Requirements:

  • Hear and distinguish emergency signals and instructions while on duty.

  • Repetitively sit, lift, stoop, bend, squat, kneel, reach, and crawl.

  • Repeatedly lift a maximum of 50 pounds.

  • Cleared to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Climb ladders, and work from stationary platforms from elevated heights.

  • Work in loud environments and may require use of ear plugs.

Previous Experience:

  • Previous hydrovac, jetting, vactor, combo truck, vacuum truck, or other related industrial experience preferred.

  • Will consider experience in concrete, construction, plumbing and water truck operation.

What Can I Expect?:

  • Starting pay of $30-$32 per hour, based on experience.

  • Full-time

  • Weekly pay and overtime capabilities

  • 30-70 hours weekly depending on slow and peak seasons. Weekends and extended hours as needed.

  • Full-time benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance.

  • 401(K) Matching

  • Generous annual paid time off.

  • Opportunities for advancement and growth within the company.

  • Every Hydrovac operator receives extensive computer based and on the job training during the first 3 months of employment.


Vector is a leader in the construction support services industry, involved in utility construction, public works inspection, traffic management, vacuum technology, and workforce solutions across the country. Vector is a Veteran-Owned Business and has received national recognition for its commitment to hiring and retaining Vets. We are always seeking motivated, talented people to join our teams. Visit or for details.

This position is subject to the Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) drug & alcohol testing regulations as outlined in 49 CFR Part 382 and/or 49 CFR Part 199.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.


Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

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