- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Must be 18 years or older.
- High school diploma or GED, and two years of directly related excavation and heavy equipment operations experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
- Experience with utility specific excavations highly preferred.
- Colorado Distribution and Collection Licenses preferred.
- Must possess or be able to obtain Collection 1 and Distribution 1 certifications through CCWP within the first 12 months of employment.
- Must possess or be able to obtain Collection 3 and Distribution 3 certifications through CCWP within the first three years of employment.
- Knowledge of standard operating procedures of the Colorado 811 system preferred.
- Must be able to maintain small to medium-sized equipment and trucks.
- Proven customer service skills and the ability to work productively with minimal direct supervision.
- Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
- Ability to read and interpret utility maps and as-built civil engineering drawings (this also includes cut-sheets and curb stop diagrams).
- Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal) are essential. This position works closely with consumers, contractors, developers and other District Departments.
- Computer proficiency required, including basic Microsoft Office skills.
- Ability to work with CMMS (CityWorks) to create work orders and use GIS and GPS to read maps.
- Ability to use office equipment such as phone systems, copier, fax machine, and radio system.
- Must possess a valid Colorado Driver's license and be insurable under District's standards.
- Must obtain CPR/First Aid Certification within the first six months of employment.
- Must possess a Commercial Driver License with the following endorsements: Air Brakes, Tanker, and Combination Vehicle/Class “A”.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided as necessary.
This position is physical in nature, and requires sufficient physical strength and stamina for:
Constant standing and walking on uneven terrain in various conditions to perform work, constant squatting, bending and kneeling to perform work at various sites. Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, and stand to operate heavy equipment at various construction sites.
Frequent sitting to write reports and drive to and from work sites.
Occasional climbing and balancing on ladders, stairs, framing and step ladders at unprotected heights to look for structural hazards; occasional reaching overhead and below shoulder to manipulate tools and equipment.
Frequent light grasp, hand manipulation and handling needed to use equipment; occasional firm grasp is needed to manipulate tools
Frequent stepping up/down to get in and out of vehicles, trenches and foundations; frequent actuate mechanism needed to safely operate vehicles
Frequent use of vision to detect hazards; constant use of near acuity to write reports and perform office tasks
Occasional lifting and carrying of up to 25 pounds
Must be able to talk and hear.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions including variable hot and cold temperatures, snow, rain, hail, etc. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and confined spaces and construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
There are two levels of Excavator (I, II) with different titles and pay ranges depending on certifications, knowledge, skills and abilities. Pay range and title depend on certifications and experience. Starting range depends on qualifications but generally falls within the minimum and midpoint of the pay range. Pay ranges for each level are as follows:
At ERWSD, we value life-work balance and are leaders in the industry with our holistic benefits package, which includes but is not limited to:
- Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage
- Employee housing and monthly housing stipend program
- Wellness program
- Retirement savings plans (414h and 457)
- 13.5 Paid Holidays
- Paid Vacation, Sick and Comp Time
- Relocation Assistance (if applicable)
- $400 Annual Recreation Benefit
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Ski Pass, Electrical Vehicle, and Computer loan programs
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All applicants must apply online at www.erwsd.org to be considered by October 6, 2022.
All employees must be insurable under District standards, submit to a pre-employment drug screen and extensive background check.
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We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.