Hydro-Vacuum Excavator Operator

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 lead and direct subordinate personnel to perform duties/tasks in a safe, timely, and efficient manner.
  • 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.


  • Possess a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (Tanker & Air Brakes), with a clean motor vehicle report
  • Possess a current and valid Department of Transportation (DOT) medical certificate
  • 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’ orientation