Mar 14, 2018

Operator - Knoxville, TN

  • Star Construction, LLC
  • Knoxville, 37924, United States
Full-Time Construction

Job Description

Star Construction, LLC is a growing national telecommunication company looking for Equipment Operators to join our team! We are accepting applications for Equipment Operators with the experience in operating backhoes, skid steers, tractors, cable plows, directional drills and other utility construction equipment for construction/upgrade of telecommunication services.

Under general supervision, this position performs tasks requiring the use of mechanized equipment such as backhoe/plow/trencher.  Use of manual equipment such as shovels and posthole diggers.  Load materials, lay conduit and place cable.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (may include but are not limited to):

  • Ability to operate backhoe, plow and/or trencher
  • Ability to provide basic service in equipment
  • Ability to restore and landscape disturbed areas of the jobsite
  • Ability to load materials
  • Performs site set-up and clean-up
  • Ability to clean vehicles, trailers, tools and equipment
  • Ability to transport equipment (if CDL driver)
  • Ability to safely and correctly direct multi-directional traffic with appropriate signage
  • Ability to follow simple instructions


  • Must have previous experience operating heavy equipment (backhoe, trencher, plow)
  • Must have one to three years utility construction experience
  • Must have ability to follow directions
  • Must have the ability to operate manual and mechanical equipment necessary to complete jobs
  • Must have or able to obtain knowledge of “safety systems” associated with trenching and/or drilling including set-up and emergency procedures


  • The employee shall follow all safety rules at all times.
  • The employee shall not engage in unsafe acts.
  • The employee is expected to attend and participate in all safety meetings and training.
  • The employee shall use all prescribed safety equipment that is required to safely do the job at hand.
  • The employee shall report unsafe acts or conditions to his or her immediate Supervisor or Safety Personnel.
  • The employee shall report any and all injuries, accidents and/or incidents immediately their immediate
  • The employee shall be a safe worker on and off the job.


  • Team work
  • Decision making / problem solving
  • Thorough and effective communication
  • Ability to apply technology
  • Openness to change
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships
  • Servant leadership


This position does not have supervisory duties.


This position may require being on call. Employee will respond to emergency call between the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.  This position may require weekend work, night work and/or overnight travel.


A High School Diploma or general education degree (GED); or one (1) to three (3) months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


This position requires the ability to communicate in English (English and Spanish preferred) with coworkers, customers and the general public.


This position requires the ability to do math equation and summaries for reporting work completed.


This position may require basic computer knowledge. 


This position requires the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written, oral, or diagram form.


Must hold a valid driver’s license and clean driving record (no DUIs or serious traffic violations.)  A CDL Class “A” license is a preferred.  


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; bend, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and climb or balance. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds regularly and frequently lift or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and may be subject to adverse conditions such as high humidity, temperatures, rain, snow and prolonged sun exposure. The outside work environment will vary throughout the workday including changes in terrain, traffic, urban settings and/or rural settings. The employee is occasionally exposed to natural gas and to the risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Star Construction, LLC offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short and Long-term disability insurance as well as 401k retirement plan with company match, tuition reimbursement, PTO and paid Holidays.


Star Construction, LLC ("Star") provides specialty contracting services ranging from full service turn-key project management to specialized applications meeting telecommunications industry needs. Services include placing poles, anchors and guys, aerial strand and cable, direct buried pipe, trenching cable, conventional and directional boring , placing underground conduit systems, performing inside wiring and cabling, and testing and maintenance services.

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Star was incorporated in 1954 and serves telecommunications and other utility customers in the Southeastern United States. With Star's extensive management experience, it is well positioned to provide the quality service that customers expect, as well as expand to meet the needs of corporate, medical, educational and governmental communities as they discover the tremendous potential of optical fiber networks, broadband systems and other applications.


Our Company is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also the Company’s policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions. 





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