Work in Iowa Construction Jobs

Job Information

Price Electric Utility Operator in Des Moines, Iowa

Utility Operator FIELD OPERATIONS · Des Moines, Iowa

Apply for This Job


Employment Type Full Time

Minimum Experience Experienced

$2,500 SIGN-ON BONUS to skilled, organized and team-focused Utility Operator who is hired for PRICE ELECTRIC's underground utility group in Central Iowa/Des Moines area.

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., Ditch Witch, Vermeer)

  • Operating and maintaining various equipment and tooling such as skid loader, excavator, backhoe, plows, vacuum potholing, etc.

  • Adhering to the Company’s 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

  • Ability to observe visual and auditory signals during vehicle operation

  • Valid Class A CDL or agreement to obtain one within introductory period

  • Class A CDL is highly preferred and is reflected well in starting pay

  • 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

  • Work long hours and/or weekend hours as needed during periods of high demand

  • Maintain safe driving habits and clean driving record.

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

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

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

  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays

  • 401K with 50% Company Match

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Company Clothing

  • Discounted Tool Purchase Program

  • Reimbursements on Safety Boots and Prescription Glasses

  • Frequent Social Gatherings including Bags Nights, Meals, and Golf Outings

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

PRICE ELECTRIC takes affirmative actions to ensure equal employment opportunities.