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Underground Construction Equipment Operator in Phoenix, Arizona

About Us

Underground Construction Co., Inc. has provided quality gas, power, airport fueling and telecom construction services for over 80 years. Since laying our first pipe in 1936, we have successfully completed thousands of government, commercial and private sector construction projects throughout the United States. Underground Construction Co., Inc. is one of the oldest and most respected contractors in the West. We continue to lead our industry in safety, quality, customer satisfaction and community service. Our complete and diverse range of construction services includes gas transmission and distribution, electrical transmission and distribution, airport fueling facilities, industrial and special projects, telecommunications and utilities.

Our projects are regulated by federal and state laws which require all employees to successfully pass criminal background checks, MVR, and drug tests (post-employment and random testing).

About the Job

We are looking for Equipment Operators to join our field crews and contribute to the successful completion of our underground pipeline projects. Operators work directly under the project Foreman, General Foreman, and Superintendent. Experience working in and around pipelines is a must given the sensitive nature of our work all work is held to the highest quality standards.

Job Responsibilities

  • Comply with operating safety rules and regulations per OSHA safe practices

  • Prepare and maintain equipment for safe daily operations (i.e. fuel, grease etc.)

  • Operates various equipment for general site preparation, excavation, backfill, and related assignments.

  • Performs routine inspection and maintenance on equipment and vehicles such as checking oil, water, and tires.

  • Able to perform safe and clean trench excavation and backfill

  • Able to set and pull shield shoring in accordance to OSHA safe practices Able to calculate and set proper grades and elevations

  • Able to interact with foreman, superintendents and governing authorities to effectively manage project

  • May perform laborer duties when required

  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum 3 years of industry related experience in gas pipeline construction.

  • Ability to operate heavy equipment.

  • Knowledge of light and heavy equipment operation and maintenance

  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade

  • Knowledge of basic equipment and vehicle inspection and maintenance including tire pressure, checking oil and water levels

  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures. Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license


  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds regularly

  • Sitting or standing up to 8 hours in a day

  • The ability to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces

  • The ability to respond to dangerous situations

  • The ability to safely climb ladders while carrying 40 pounds

  • The ability to work in extreme weather

  • The ability to wear personal protective gear correctly most of the day

It is the continuing policy of Underground Construction to afford equal opportunities for all qualified persons, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or any other protected class at the local, state, or federal level. No person shall be excluded from employment consideration on the basis of these factors.