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Price Electric Utility Operator in Des Moines, Iowa

PRICE ELECTRIC is expanding its underground utility construction and looking for skilled, team-focused equipment operators for consistent, highly organized work in Central / Eastern Iowa.

Utility Operator primary responsibilities include:

  • Understanding plans, specs and expectations and using informational apps for each project or jobsite

  • Planning accurate, well organized setup including assessing bore rig set up, down-hole tooling and fluid mixing

  • Proficiently locating for a driller using locating equipment (e.g., DCI)

  • Proficiently drilling with HDD equipment (e.g., Vermeer, Ditch Witch)

  • Operating and maintaining various equipment and tooling

  • Securing equipment for travel and, if appropriately licensed, pulling equipment to/from job sites

  • Adhering to the Company‚Äôs Safety Program including job hazard analysis and PPE utilization

  • Utilizing problem solving skills to manage potential hazards and setbacks

  • Setting up and maintaining traffic control

  • Communicating effectively with team and leaders (e.g., clear plans, logs)

  • Keeping job site, trucks and equipment clean and organized

  • Completing installations of all sizes and types with high quality and production standards

    Position Requirements:

  • 2+ years of experience as a HDD Locator and/or Drill Operator and experience operating mini excavators/backhoes, skid loaders, trenchers, small power equipment, etc.

  • Valid Class A CDL

  • If an otherwise qualified candidate with a valid Driver License agrees to obtain a Class A CDL within the introductory period, the company may assist with CDL training and testing costs

  • Ability to regularly lift 50+ lbs., stand, walk, climb, squat, kneel, sit, use feet, and use hands for frequent grasping, pushing and pulling

  • Work outside in all weather conditions

  • Maintain safe driving habits and clean driving record

PRICE ELECTRIC merit shop employees succeed in an award-winning safety program, working alongside knowledgeable leaders who appreciate their contributions and provide opportunities for training, development and advancement. Here are some of the highlights that full time employees enjoy:

  • Competitive Wages Paid Weekly

  • Comprehensive Benefits Package, including

  • Company-Paid Employee Vision, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance

  • Affordable Elective Medical, Dental, Voluntary Life and Accident Insurance Options with Top Carriers

  • Health Savings Account Contributions when Enrolled in PRICE ELECTRIC's Medical Plan

  • Flexible Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays

  • 401K with 50% Company Match

  • Company Clothing

  • Reimbursements on Safety Boots and Prescription Glasses

Any offer is contingent upon successfully passing a drug test and background screening.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, sex, national origin, religion, economic status, age, mental or physical disabilities, political opinions or affiliations, or status as a protected veteran.



Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Experience



$27-38 DOE