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Looking for a job in construction with multiple career paths? Well if you’re good with handling a variety of physical tasks and different tools, know your way around a worksite, prioritize safety, and take pride in your work then we have a great opportunity for you as a trench digger.


The job responsibilities may include the following:

  • Digging holes, padding ditches, and similar work in connection with construction and maintenance projects.
  • Helping with setting poles by shoveling, piking, and filling anchor holes.
  • Digging trenches, backfilling holes, or compacting earth to prepare for construction.
  • Clearing undergrowth from right-of-way using hand tools or saws and piling debris to clear a path.
  • Performing general cleanup of job sites following completion of work.
  • Operating jackhammers, pavement breakers, earth tampers, or digging bars to break concrete or rocks.
  • Driving truck to job site or to obtain or transport supplies and equipment.
  • Using various hand and power tools.
  • Obtaining required technical knowledge to use various tools, or computerized machines.
  • Carrying or lifting heavy objects as well as squatting, kneeling, bending, or crawling in awkward positions.

    You will also need to:
  • Have physical strength, hand-eye coordination, endurance, depth perception and the ability to concentrate on job responsibilities.
  • Ability to lift 50 + pounds.
  • A valid driver's license, clean background and be able to pass a drug screen.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be continually attentive and mindful of your surroundings to keep you and co-workers safe.
  • Be able to understand and communicate information. English language is also essential.
  • Wear protective equipment/gear as necessary (glove, eye-wear, hard-hat, steel-toes, etc.)
  • Construction experience is helpful, but no prior experience necessary