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Job Title: Hydro Excavation Vacuum Operator
City: Goldsboro
State: NC

Hydro Excavation Vacuum Operator

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Description/Job Summary

The Hydro Excavation/Vacuum Operator position is a skilled position in constructing underground utilities and Water/Waste Water Plant work that leads a crew of laborers. The candidate will operate vacuum and hydro excavation trucks throughout the job using high-pressure water and vacuum systems for excavation to include: Potholing, trenching, tunneling, locating utility lines, subsurface utility engineering, and cleaning tanks. This position works at various locations and may also be required to travel at any time to locations where they must stay out of town.


  • Must be willing to travel if required.
  • Responsible for operating and properly maintaining vacuum and hydro excavation trucks throughout the job.
  • Operating hydro excavation truck to perform potholing, trenching, tunneling, locating utility lines, subsurface utility engineering, and cleaning tanks.
  • Must be able to manage water pressure in excess of 3000 psi.
  • Responsible for maintaining the equipment and keeping it in top operating condition.
  • Responsible for keeping the equipment clean inside and out
  •  Required to pull heavy trailers on a routine basis
  • Willingness to take instruction and convey instruction to crew members
  • Possesses working knowledge of leadership and management skills
  • Capable of leading, teaching, and training lower-skilled employees in safe and productive work procedures
  • Capable of conducting daily huddles, weekly safety reports, and examining rigging.
  • Possess a working knowledge of all aspects of Utility Construction performed by T.A. Loving Company.
  • Coordinates the work of all members of his crew.
  • Trained in OSHA10, Confined Space, Fall Protection, trenching, and all PPE’s
  • Performs other related duties/operations as required and assigned.

Required Qualifications

High School diploma or general education degree (GED) and one to three months related experience or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Successful completion of  OSHA 10 or 30 Certification preferred. Must have a clean driving record
  • Must have a clean driving record.
  • Underground utility experience a plus
  • Current Driver’s License with clean driving record
  • Minimum of 21 years old
  • Ability to communicate in English both verbally and in writing
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We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. T. A. Loving Company is committed to creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

For more information, view the EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency Statement.