Construction Operator (Pipe)

Tampa, FL
Full Time
Entry Level

Company Description

Founded on the highest personal integrity, the superior quality of construction, and a strong work ethic, Y-COM is a leading provider of Power, Utilities, and Telecommunications services throughout the southeastern United States. Since opening its doors in 1972, Y-COM’s focus has been on providing full service and dedication to delivering projects on time, within budget, and to our customer's complete satisfaction.

Working with us means working with a group of people that continuously sets a high standard of excellence. Our leaders are relentless, always raising the bar, and are dedicated to coaching and supporting our amazing team! Our employees are always recognized for their consistent, yet enormous efforts. Our work environment is safe, professional, fun, and focused on learning and overcoming challenges with clear expectations and communication. We boast of a diverse and inclusive work environment, championing employee morale and safety. 

Position Overview 

The Pipe Construction Operator is responsible for handling of the large equipment/machinery for the pipe laying crew such as a loader and/or excavator. The successful candidate will have experience with excavation, backfilling and loading operations, their capacities, physical limitations, and issues involved in ground disturbance. The successful candidate will possess a ‘safety first’ attitude and strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operate Loader or other heavy equipment/machinery with strict adherence to safety protocols
  • Possesses sound understanding of issues relating to ground disturbance
  • Perform minor maintenance and cleaning of equipment/machinery
  • Works closely with ground crew to achieve project objectives
  • Other projects or duties as assigned



  • 3+ year of experience working as a heavy equipment operator
  • Able to listen, follow directions, effectively communicate with supervisors and coworkers, and have a willingness to continue to enhance skills
  • Display a professional and courteous attitude toward coworkers, supervisors, and the general public at all times
  • Knowledge and understanding of loading, unloading, and transport procedures for equipment as well as compaction requirements for ground conditions
  • Knowledge in support equipment operation, digging equipment, vacuum units, reel trailers, backhoes, plows, and trenches
  • Knowledge and understanding of ‘safety systems’ associated with equipment operation including set-up and emergency procedures
  • Must be able to work some weekends and evenings when needed
  • Regional travel required
  • High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is preferred
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean record required; class A driver’s license preferred


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work in a non-climate-controlled environment, work in inclement weather, stand, and drive for extended periods of time
  • Must have physical strength, balance, hand-eye coordination, and stamina necessary to complete jobs in various areas
  • Must be able to perform physical activities that require considerable and sustained use of your arms, legs, and moving your entire body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, sitting standing, and handling of materials up to 75lbs
  • Must be able to wear required personal protective equipment


Y-COM is a drug-free workplace. All new hires must pass a pre-employment drug screening. Applicants with screening results that confirm a disqualifying result (positive) will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All candidates interested in employment with Y-COM must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Y-COM does not offer sponsorships for current or future employment visas (e.g., H-B1 employment visa).

Y-COM provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


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