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Excavation Assistant

Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical
    May 2, 2022
    McHenry, Illinois
    Job Type


    Job Title: Excavation Assistant

    Reports to: Plumbing/Sewer Manager

    Work Hours: Monday thru Friday with rotating weekends

    Pay Scale: Starting at $17.00/hour; Commensurate with experience        


    Position Summary:

    To assist in performing commercial and/or residential sewer/water line repairs and replacements.  Most excavations will require the use of heavy machinery.


    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assist on excavations for commercial and residential sewer/water line jobs using heavy machinery such as a Backhoe or Bobcat
    • Hand dig with a shovel when use of machinery is not an option
    • Assess JULIE locate marks and add additional marks as per Black Diamond requirements
    • Prepare job site and surrounding area for safety of job and customer property
    • Clear job site of debris before and after work is completed
    • Able to assist in repairs/replacements of sewer/water lines
    • Ensure that all projects are completed safely, according to OSHA standards, using appropriate shoring, etc.
    • Act as a liaison between the customer and company, when needed
    • Willingness and ability to earn plumbing apprentice license and attend classes in preparation to take the IL State Plumbing Exam
    • Additional duties as assigned



    • Minimum 6 months of industry-related experience
    • Ability to lift a minimum of 75 lbs., maneuver 200 lbs. with assistance
    • Ability to perform manual labor such as carrying supplies and materials, hand-digging, other tasks as requested by Excavation Lead
    • Experience using and maintaining shoring, jackhammers, and concrete saws
    • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record
    • CDL a plus, willingness to obtain, if not already licensed
    • Strong customer service and communication skills
    • Willingness and ability to work overnight projects as needed



    • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
    • Supplemental AFLAC Insurance Options
    • 401(k) Plan with Company Match
    • Company provided iPhone
    • Additional commission opportunities
    • Company-provided uniforms
    • Company-provided Life Insurance
    • Employee discounts on company-provided services
    • On-site training facility for continuous employee development
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Paid Holidays
    • Tuition Reimbursement


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