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Excavation Assistant

Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical
August 16, 2019
McHenry, Illinois
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To assist in performing commercial and/or residential sewer/water line repairs and replacements.  Most excavations will require the use of heavy machinery.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist on excavations for commercial and residential sewer/water line jobs using heavy machinery such as a Backhoe or Bobcat
  • Prepare job site and surrounding area for safety of job and customer property
  • Able to assist in repairs/replacements of sewer/water lines
  • Ensure that all projects are completed safely, according to OSHA standards
  • Act as a liaison between the customer and company, when needed
  • Willingness and ability to earn plumbing apprentice license and attend classes in preparation to take the IL State Plumbing Exam
  • Willingness and ability to work overnight projects as needed
  • Appearance – must display professionalism in appearance and mannerisms at all times.  Truck must also be kept up to Black Diamond standards at all times


  • Minimum 6 months of industry-related experience
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 75 lbs, maneuver 200 lbs with assistance
  • Ability to perform manual labor such as carrying supplies and materials, hand-digging, other tasks as requested by Excavation Lead
  • Competent Person Certification
  • Experience using and maintaining shoring, jackhammers, and concrete saws
  • Valid Driver’s License and good driving record
  • Strong customer service and communication skills


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Supplemental AFLAC Insurance Options
  • 401(k) Plan with Company Match
  • Company Provided iPhone
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays

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