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Henkels & McCoy Potholer (Equipment Operator) - Lakewood, CO in Northglenn, Colorado

Potholer (Equipment Operator) - Lakewood, CO

Northglenn, Colorado, United States (


Requisition # 20000965

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Henkels & McCoy. Inc. (H&M) is a privately held, leading utility construction firm providing critical infrastructure for the Power, Communications, Oil & Gas Pipeline, and Gas Distribution markets throughout North America. Founded in 1923, H&M brings yesterday’s experience to the evolving infrastructure needs of today. We consistently rank in the top ten of Engineering News-Record’s Specialty Contractors and have been recognized with an E.I. DuPont Safety Excellence Award for our safety performance. H&M is also a founding member of the ET&D Partnership, a collaborative industry partnership working to reduce fatalities, injuries, and illnesses in the electric line construction industry.

We are currently seeking Pothole Operators to join our Telecom team in Northglenn, CO. The Pothole Operators will be responsible, but not limited to, the following:

Major Job Elements

  • Running and operating Vac Unit.

  • Locating underground utilities to verify depths.

  • Clear shots for direction drills to install underground conduit.

  • Read and interpret plans, instructions, and specifications to determine work activities.

  • Carrying out minor maintenance and repairs, including lubrication and cleaning.

  • Performs all duties according to prescribed safety procedures and uses appropriate safety equipment.


  • Preferred to have at least 2 years of potholing experience as an operator.

  • Valid driver’s license. CDL Class A .

  • Must be comfortable digging and being around existing working underground utilities.

  • This position requires significant time doing manual labor functions, walking on uneven ground, working in tight spaces and in general, being overall physically demanding.

  • Must perform duties in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Must follow safety guidelines and wear personal protective equipment at all times.

  • Able to work up to 6 day weeks in an all-weather environment is required.

  • Must successfully operate the equipment to the satisfaction of the construction supervision. Equipment operator certification(s), preferred.

  • Must pass a customer required background check.

  • Must be willing to travel.

  • Must speak the English language fluently and clearly to communicate with the team.

Henkels & McCoy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.