Hydrovac Operator
Job Type

NG Companies is one of the most dynamic companies in the Construction and Hydro-excavation industries. Guided by Safety and Quality, NG is driven by providing the safest, most reliable, and cost-effective construction services. We build value for our customers by hiring and training the best professionals, using the best equipment, and continuously improving our methods and processes. When the job is complete, we want our customers to know that they are a part of the NG Companies family.

NG is currently looking for Hydrovac Operators. This job requires typical construction hours, with some weeks being less than 40 hours and other weeks requiring 50 plus hours. We are a 24/7 operation.

Must be willing to travel for short periods of time

Summary/Objective: The Hydrovac Operators are responsible for operating a hydrovac truck and equipment to excavate underground utility lines, pipelines, and other structures. The ideal candidate will have experience in operating hydrovac trucks and knowledge of safety regulations.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: Typical construction hours required, with some weeks being less than 40 hours and other weeks requiring 50+ hours; must be willing to work flexible hours, to include occasional nights and weekends

Work Environment (temperature, noise level, inside/outside):

  • Must be able to work in all outdoor elements for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions and noisy environments

Physical Demands:

  • Be able to work extended hours and variable shifts
  • Be able to wear all required PPE
  • Be able to climb ladders and work from stationary platforms from elevated heights
  • Confined Space Entry may be required to accomplish tasks for some clients
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift a minimum of 50 pounds

Essential Functions:

· Drive to assigned job sites to excavate, load, dig, break rocks or debris, dirt, or other materials

· Operate hydrovac equipment to excavate underground utility lines, pipelines, and other structures

· Operate NG Company equipment in a safe and professional manner

· Properly, clearly, promptly, and legibly complete all local, state, federal, company, and customer paperwork required by law and/or established Company policies

· Maintain hydrovac truck and equipment to ensure they are in good working condition

· Assist in all cleaning operations to ensure the hydrovac operates at maximum capacity

· Monitor and maintain water levels in the hydrovac tank

· Ensure compliance with safety regulations and procedures

· Communicate with team members to ensure efficient operations

· Perform pre and post-trip inspections on the hydrovac truck and equipment

· Troubleshoot and diagnose equipment malfunctions

· Complete job site documentation and paperwork accurately and timely

· Maintain a clean and organized job site

· Cleaning, vacuuming, mobilization, and maintenance of equipment

· Attend training sessions and safety meetings as needed

· Perform other duties as assigned by management

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

In compliance with federal and state equal opportunity employment laws, NG Companies is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in regard to race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, or gender.



· Class B CDL required with Airbrake and Tanker Endorsement

· Pass a pre-employment physical

· Pass a criminal background check and safety performance verification

· Pass a pre-employment drug screen

Competency (KSAs):

· Able to lead and direct a team to perform duties in a safe and timely manner

· Must be able to drive and operate all Hydrovac functions

· Have knowledge of and comply with DOT Regulations

· Have the ability to troubleshoot and, as needed, perform minor repairs to equipment

· Ability to read and interpret maps, instructions, and work orders

· Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

· Ability to work in a team environment

· Must possess and exhibit a strong safety acumen

Preferred Education & Experience:

  • Underground utility and/or construction experience
  • 12 months of Heavy Equipment Operation experience
  • Previous hydrovac, trucking, vacuum truck or other related industrial experience

Benefits include Health/Dental/Vision Insurance, PTO, 401K with match