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MasTec Utility Services Equipment Operator Trainee in Watertown, South Dakota

MasTec North America, Inc. is a leading national infrastructure construction company operating throughout the United States. MasTec – Utility Services' activities include the installation, maintenance and upgrade of communication and utility infrastructure, including but not limited to: communications, electrical and natural gas distribution infrastructure.

At MasTec you’ll be joining a family, where we are dedicated to supporting each other and building an atmosphere of teamwork. As part of our team, your opportunities are limitless.

In addition to the valuable skills gained through training and on-the-job experience, MasTec offers competitive pay, including medical, vision and dental coverage, 401K and employee stock discounts.

MasTec Utility Services Group is a proud supporter of our U.S. military, veterans and their families - Thank You for Your Service! Active military, transitioning service members and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Purpose

The Operator Trainee is responsible for learning to operate the machines required to install the conduit, cables, poles, transformers, pull boxes, transformer pads, and switchgear colors for customers. This position supports the Line team and works with personnel within the department.

Essential Functions

  • Operate job site equipment safely.

  • Perform service, safety checks, and minor repairs on machine, check oil and fluids.

  • Slope ditches and/or shore ditches and pits.

  • Load trucks in safe and accident free manner.

  • Observe pipe laying for safety purposes, such as possible cave-ins.

  • Dig around all live utilities, both underground and overhead.

  • Maintain sub-grade and assist in setup grade.

  • Set up center line.

  • Learn from the Operator on the jobsite.

  • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, or equivalent.

  • A valid driver’s license.

  • Ability to add and subtract 2 digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Precise hand-eye coordination.

  • Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more and 20 inches or less, with the ability to judge distance and space relationships.

  • Ability to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Ability to read prints and spot cables.

  • Ability to operate equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 or more years of relevant experience, including heavy equipment operation.

  • A CDL Class A license.

MasTec, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company's policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also MasTec's policy to comply with all applicable state, federal and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.

Title: Equipment Operator Trainee

Location: SD-Watertown

Requisition ID: 28045