Environmental Technician / Swamper

Essential Job Functions

  • 70% or more of the job’s work time is spent operating the onboard hydro-vacuum system outside the truck.
  • HydroVac work consists of daylighting, tank cleaning, pipe jetting, and directional bore support.  Additional duties include mobilization of equipment, truck maintenance, safety meetings, etc.
  • Properly document all company and customer documentation as required by law and/or established policy in a clear and legible manner.
  • Able to effectively and professionally communicate with onsite customer representatives to locate the least intrusive and safest place to park company equipment while on job sight.
  • Able to troubleshoot and perform minor repairs to equipment as needed.

Essential Physical Functions/Requirements

  • Hear and distinguish emergency signals and instructions while on duty.
  • Must be able to type, wright, drive, stand, walk, and crouch in a field environment.
  • Must be able to repetitively sit, lift, stoop, bend, squat, kneel, reach, and crawl.
  • Must be able to regularly lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in all outdoor elements for extended periods of time.
  • Confined Space Entry (CSE) may be required to accomplish tasks for some clients when applicable.
  • Be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Must be able to climb ladders and work from stationary platforms from elevated heights.
  • Must be capable of working extended hours and variable shifts.


  • Ability to read a map and use a computer
  • Must be safety oriented
  • Pass pre-employment and random drug/alcohol screenings
  • Criminal background check and safety performance verification will be conducted
  • Sales skills are a plus
  • Oil & gas experience is preferred
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours. (Due to client schedule, our operators may not work every day but must be flexible for irregular hours).


  • Before the end of the 90-day training period the employee must obtain the following:
  • OSHA General Contractor Certification (10 Hour)
  • MSHA New Miner (24 Hour)
  • PEC Premiere Basic Orientation
  • SafeLandUSA Certification 
  • First-Aid/CPR Certification
  • Contracted companies’ orientations