Excavator Operator/General Laborer
At Roto-Rooter, we do lots of sewer and plumbing-related excavation work. We rely on excavation teams to dig the trenches and holes that allow our plumbers to repair and replace pipes. Roto-Rooter employs individuals to operate our backhoes and mini excavators on job sites. These excavator operators are at the heart of excavation crews that also consists of excavation general laborers. We operate under the tightest company and OSHA safety rules to keep our crews and customers safe every step of the way. We also utilize excavation sales personnel to meet with customers, explain options and sell the jobs.
What does it take?
- A valid driver’s license
- Ability to work with basic digging tools like shovels.
- Enough strength, stamina, and agility to work safely on a job site.
- Ability to operate backhoes and excavation equipment is a plus.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does an excavation technician do?
A Roto-Rooter excavation team member is part of a crew that excavates underground pipes so a plumber can make repairs.
Will I need prior experience or will Roto-Rooter train me?
We will train individuals for excavation positions, but we do give hiring preference to those with prior experience. That prior experience doesn’t have to be plumbing-related, this job is a great fit for excavation experience in quarries, utilities, fiber optics, etc.
How much do excavation team members earn?
It depends on the market and level of individual experience, but pay is extremely competitive, even reaching six figures.
What kind of tools do excavation technicians use?
Roto-Rooter excavation crews primarily use backhoes, mini excavators, but sometimes use hand tools like shovels and picks.