Backhoe Operator – Michels Utility Services, Inc.

Safely delivering natural gas to customers is challenging yet satisfying.  It takes teamwork, dedication, and innovation – traits so engrained in Michels Utility Services, Inc. that they are key elements of our Core Values.  As a leading natural gas utility contractor, Michels Utility Services, Inc. has a reputation for safety and quality while building and maintaining in-town distribution networks.  Our work improves lives.  Find out how a career at Michels Utility Services, Inc. can change yours.

As a Gas Distribution Pipeline Backhoe Operator, your key responsibilities will be to maneuver, navigate and operate heavy equipment to move materials throughout the job site. This position is also responsible for setting up job sites, following all safety regulations, and performing daily inspections and preventative maintenance of equipment prior to starting.

Why Michels Utility Services, Inc.?

  • We’ve been building natural gas systems for more than 60 years, so we know how to do it right.
  • We respect our people, our people, our customers, and the communities in which we work
  • Our steady, strategic growth revolves around a commitment to quality
  • We are family owned and operated
  • We invest an average of $5,000 per employee on training each year
  • We believe everyone is responsible for promoting safety, regardless of job title
  • We are a part of the Michels family of companies – one of North America’s largest, most diversified energy and infrastructure contractors
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits program, including Health, Dental, Life, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Account, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, 401(k) plan, Legal Plan, and Identity Theft and Monitoring Plan.  Depending on your positions and location you may participate in a different benefit plan. 

Why you?

  • You want to do your best work with the best crews
  • You relish new challenges and evolving technology
  • You pride yourself in exceeding expectations
  • You like to know your efforts are noticed and appreciated
  • You believe that individual commitment to a group effort is key to success
  • You want your work to make a difference in people’s lives

What it takes?

  • Prior gas distribution piping experience
  • Prior experience operating heavy equipment
  • Willingness to work under a union collective bargaining agreement
  • A valid driver’s license for the type(s) of vehicles you may be driving and an acceptable driving record
  • Ability to travel

AA/EOE/M/W/Vet/Disability

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