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Digger Derrick Operator
Title:Digger Derrick Operator
Location:Dallas, Texas
T&D Solutions, LLC, is a member of the PowerTeam Services family of Companies, and a leading provider of construction and maintenance services for electric transmission and distribution lines throughout the Southwest, Central South, Midwest, and Eastern United States. With a continued focus on our Mission Statement, T&D Solutions continues our journey of being the preferred Utility Service Company for our customers.  We offer excellent compensation and industry-leading benefits  such as health, dental and vision, life insurance, STD and LTD starting on DAY 1.  Eligibility for Company matching 401K benefit after 3 months of employment.

Digger Operator

Job Description

Looking for a Digger Derrick Operator/Driver who will be responsible for performing skilled tasks in accordance with standard trade practices in the distribution electric construction, maintenance, and operation of underground and overhead electrical facilties in an outside environment while using various construction equipment.

Digger Derrick Operator/Drivers’ will dig, set, and remove electric distribution poles.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Drive and operate a digger derrick truck, coupled with a 30’ pole trailer.
  • Operate company digger derrick vehicle in a safe and responsible manner: Clean, maintain, stock, and secure assigned vehicle and equipment, in accordance with company policies.
  • Adhere to industry specific, local, state and DOT/federal regulations, as applicable.
  • Know, understand and follow company policy.
  • Completes paperwork, time sheets, vehicle inspection, and logs.
  • Train others on proper operation of equipment.
  • Visually assess digging areas to ensure that areas have been staked/located prior to digging.
  • Must always comply with proper safety standards/procedures and work practices according to NACC, LLC or the customer, whichever standard is higher.
  • Assists with job site setup and clean-up as necessary.
  • Operates digger derrick equipment safely in a variety of urban and rural areas.
  • Safely load equipment, secure load, transport and unload construction equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of 2 years of distribution electric pole install and removal operations experience preferred
  • Minimum of 2+ years of experience as a digger derrick operator required
  • Must have a CDL class A driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of DOT requirements and safety protocols.
  • Willing to travel and flexible with time away from home.
  • OSHA certification a plus, but not required. Must be able to complete online OSHA and safety-related certifications
  • Ability to pass pre-employment and random drug screens
  • Understanding of separation and clearance regulations/National Electric Safety Code (NESC)
  • 2 years of experience as an Excavator working on Construction or Utility projects preferred
  • Work with maintenance crew or assist as laborer when not operating equipment

Physical Demands: Work at heights of 20+’ feet. Frequent sitting, standing, climbing, and bending. Close peripheral and distant visual abilities are needed including depth perception. Ability to lift arms above shoulders and lift 50 pounds is required.

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