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Equipment Operator, Construction - Columbus

Job Title
Equipment Operator, Construction - Columbus
Job ID
Columbus,  OH 43081
Other Location
Job Title:
Equipment Operator - Lebanon/Cincinnati  Area
Business Unit:
Ohio Valley Excavating, a Congruex Company
Reports To:
Employment Status:
Full-time non-exempt (hourly)
Primary Location:
Columbus, OH
We will determine salary based on skills and experience in the function of the role, as well as equity to any other employees in the same or similar role.
Company Profile:
Networks Built Better:

Congruex is a multi-national organization that specializes in broadband network construction and engineering. We support some of the largest service providers in the United States with a footprint that extends across the nation. Our turn-key design and build solutions allow our customers to deliver more data, more bandwidth, and ultimately support more devices for their end-users. Our diverse self-perform capabilities allow us to deliver high-quality telecommunications and utility solutions with efficiency as one combined end-to-end business.

Congruex is a growing collection of subsidiary operating units. Our unified vision is to be the nation’s largest end-to-end provider of network design, engineering, construction, and maintenance for broadband operators. We are One Congruex.

Our Mission & Values:

It is our mission to satisfy our customers by providing the expertise, technology, and resources necessary to build better networks.

Congruex is committed to the overall health, wellness, and safety of our people. We support diversity, inclusion, and the right to live freely with mutual respect.

These values are ingrained in our core values of GRIT.

At Congruex, GRIT is an acronym for guts, reliability, improvement, and teamwork – having the GUTS to do the right thing, being RELIABLE to deliver what we promise, IMPROVING ourselves every day, and embracing TEAMWORK together as One Congruex


Founded in 2004, OVE services the utility industry with installation and maintenance for underground electrical and communications infrastructures. OVE’s full-service excavation capacities span commercial and industrial construction as well as emergency repairs, with experience across the private and public sectors in Ohio and the Midwest.

Job Summary:

We are seeking operators to join our growing team. The operator will be responsible for performing their job duties safely and professionally. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience in the construction industry. Being an operator at Ohio Valley Excavating will require you to be able to understand the preventative checklist before starting your shift, understand safe operating procedures, and proper operation of said equipment. You must understand the limits and requirements for each piece of equipment you are operating along with daily preventative maintenance. Must also have experience in trench protection. Must have a valid driver’s license and pass a pre-employment drug screening. The operator will be responsible to get to various job sites throughout the area and must be willing to work on a crew assisting and leading in construction activities.

Job Responsibilities (Including, but not limited to):
  • Communication with the PMs, foreman, crew leaders, and labors
  • Operate various tamping machines as per specifications
  • Inspect equipment, perform everyday maintenance and fill out inspection sheets
  • Loading and unloading Jobsite materials
  • Maintain a neat and clean work area
  • Inspect and operate hand tools for various activities
  • Operate (but not limited to) track-hoe, back-hoe, mini excavator, skid steer, dozer, and haul trucks
  • Excavate and backfill, in a safe manner, trenches for proposed underground utilities
  • Ability to operate around live utilities in a safe and cautious manner
  • Ability to work with hand signals from the labor
  • Know shoring systems and how to use them
  • Rigging and setting of structures
  • Along with operating must be willing to assist in other activities such as but not limited to:
  • Placement of conduit in open trenches
  • Proofing conduits
  • Potholing existing utilities
  • Forming and pouring of concrete
  • Placement of asphalt
  • Maintain safety of company vehicles and ensured optimal utilization
  • Ensure compliance with customer requirements and completed activities
  • Observe and promote safety compliance
  • Complete 20 hours of OVE required safety training annually
  • Participate in random drug screenings
  • Report injuries and other accidents to foreman and or PM
  • Ensure the site is clean and organized at the end of each shift
  • Coordinate daily tasks according to specs and plans
  • Perform scope of work and recognize work done outside of the scope
  • Emphasize safe use of tools and equipment
Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience and knowledge in operating equipment for underground utility construction
  • Ability to work with and assist crew in hoisting material, structures, tools, equipment, and any related work
  • Experience and knowledge of basic shoring methods
  • Customer service skills to communicate with inspectors, crew, and administration to develop a positive working relationship
  • Speaking skills for providing clear orders to employees, as needed
  • Technical skills for interpreting construction methods, specifications, and drawings
  • History of working successfully with a team to complete a common goal, “team player”
  • Time management skills to meet deadlines
  • Writing skills to document everyday reporting
  • Knowledge and experience in how to read and understand blueprints
  • In-depth knowledge of OSHA guidelines, equipment, and construction procedures
  • High school or equivalent education
  • Valid Driver’s license with a good driving record
  • subject to a pre-employment drug test and MVR
  • Ability to follow instruction
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with the crew, leadership, and clients
  • Must be able to meet physical demands of the position; ability to lift to 75 pounds
  • Excellent vision or the use of prescription lenses
  • Exceptional manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination
  • Perform a variety of manual tasks for extended periods in unfavorable weather conditions
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
  • Provide suggestions for continued improvement
  • Minimum of 5 years of operating equipment
  • Experience in excavating around live utilities
  • CDL driver’s license
  • Computer skills
  • OSHA 30 and trench/excavation safety training / competent person training
Employment Status:
Non-exempt (hourly) Full-time
Eligible for a full benefits package, 401K, paid time off, holiday pay, and insurance package

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” employment relationship.

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