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TelCom Construction Operator - DeWitt, IA in De Witt, Iowa



TelCom Construction is an established national underground utility contractor with growing market presence within the telecommunications industry headquartered in Clearwater, MN. Established in 2000, TelCom Construction, LLC is a full service, turnkey telecommunications utility contractor, with locations throughout the Upper Midwest. Our focus on midwestern values and continuously delivering a quality product with attention to safety, integrity and customer satisfaction has driven our success.


TelCom is currently looking for motivated, hard working individuals to join our team! We are currently hiring full-time Construction Equipment Operators for permanent positions to work out of our DeWitt, IA location. Our Equipment Operators safely and effectively run a variety of equipment used for the installation/repair/maintenance of underground utilities.


  • Safely and efficiently operates trenching or digging equipment on various jobsites: Plow, Chain Trencher, Backhoe/Excavator, Rock Saw, Dozer/Lead Tractor, Tractor Trailer (Moving Equipment/Haul Water)

  • Restores and/or landscapes disturbed areas of the jobsite

  • Digs pits, trenches or potholes as directed by job plan including windows when crossing utilities

  • Responsible for the site set-up and clean-up

  • Loads and unloads tools, materials and equipment

  • Conducts comprehensive Job Safety Analyses (JSA's) prior to starting construction

  • Sets up safety perimeter using signage, cones and safety barriers (may include traffic direction)


  • Must be experienced with Digging/trenching equipment and understand their capabilities and limitations

  • Ability to follow instructions

  • Basic ability to use small tools/hand tools.

  • Ability to read and understand work orders, safety rules and operating instructions

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record - Unrestricted Class A CDL with Tanker Endorsement strongly preferred

  • Must be able to proficiently use locators to safely identify utilities

  • Must have good troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • Must be very safety conscientious

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with crew, customers and vendors

  • May be required to work overtime: after regular business hours, weekends, or be on emergency on-call as needed

  • Travel may be required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous construction experience or utility construction experienced

  • Ability to read prints and interpret utility maps to identify the type and size of underground utilities

Physical Requirements:

  • Climb up and down ladders, machinery, and other objects

  • Must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs regularly and up to 100 LBS as needed with or without assistance

  • Duties outlined in this position will require the employee to stand, crouch, sit, bend, use hands and fingers to handle or feel as well as reaching with hands and arms to spaces both high and low. The employee will be standing, walking, climbing, balancing, crawling, crouching, lifting, holding or stooping while on shift

  • Specific vision abilities required to perform this job include but are not limited to: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus potentially near and/or far as needed

  • Employees in this job classification may be exposed to dust, fumes or other airborne pathogens

  • Employees may be exposed to toxic or corrosive chemicals as well as moving machinery parts and pieces

  • Remote work may be required; long driving and sitting will be required

  • The noise level in the work environment for this position is moderate to loud

  • All work is outdoors so employees in this position are regularly exposed to outside weather conditions which can include but is not limited to: extreme heat and cold temperatures; inclement weather such as rain, snow, sleet and dust as well as adverse driving conditions including wet roads, icy roads, and fog

Why Should You Apply:

  • We offer paid lodging, a daily per diem per day when overnight travel is required and we also provide company vehicles for crew’s use to get to and from job sites

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Comprehensive benefit package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short and Long-term disability insurance, Legal Insurance, 401k retirement plan with company match and tuition reimbursement

  • Paid time off

  • Up to 7 paid annual Holidays

  • Willing to train motivated employees who want to expand their existing skills, including additional equipment and utility locating

  • Rapid advancement is available for those who possess the determination and attitude to progress in their careers

  • New and updated trucks and equipment

Applicants are required to pass all company drug testing, submit to a background check and adhere to all OSHA, state, city/municipality safety requirements and training provided by the company as required.

TelCom is proud to be an EEO/AA and Veteran-Friendly employer!

To apply for this opportunity, please visit our career page at

Our Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind including, based on disability and protected veteran status. The Company's policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also the Company's policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions. Please visit the following URL to view the EEO is the Law poster and the Supplement. (

The Company also does not consider criminal convictions to be an absolute bar to employment and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories.

Applicants applying for positions in Illinois are not required to disclose arrests or sealed or expunged records of convictions.