Vacuum Truck Operator



Looking for your next career move in one of the largest growing industries in the country? TelCom Construction is hiring a Vacuum Truck Operator. Under the direction of the Foreman, this position operates a vac truck used in utility construction. In addition, this position performs all general laborer duties, as needed, at a worksite.

What will you do?

Operates a vac truck in a safe and productive manner

Assists in maintaining onsite equipment

Maintains tools

Hand digs to locate utilities

Maintains daily inspection logs and graph logs

Loads and unloads equipment from trailers

Pot holes utilities

Knows all utilities and obstructions in work area

Loads and unloads supplies

Performs ground restoration

Performs general clean up

Maintains and properly documents DOT paperwork if applicable

Provides accurate daily timekeeping

Participates in weekly “Tool Box” meetings

Performs the duties of a laborer as needed

All other duties as assigned



Previous experience operating a vac truck is required.

Must have experience working around Digging/trenching equipment and understand their capabilities and limitations

Ability to follow instructions

Basic ability to use small tools/hand tools.

Ability to read and understand work orders, safety rules and operating instructions

Must have a valid Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record - Unrestricted Class A CDL with Tanker Endorsement is required

Must have good troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

Must be very safety conscientious

Must be able to effectively communicate with crew, customers and vendors

May be required to work overtime: after regular business hours, weekends, or be on emergency on-call as needed

In-state Travel may be required

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous construction experience or utility construction experienced

Ability to read prints and interpret utility maps to identify the type and size of underground utilities

Physical Requirements:

Climb into and out of equipment (trucks, cars, backhoes, trenchers, etc.)

Must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs regularly and up to 100 LBS as needed with or without assistance

Duties outlined in this position will require the employee to stand, crouch, sit, bend, use hands and fingers to handle or feel as well as reaching with hands and arms to spaces both high and low. The employee will be standing, walking, climbing, balancing, crawling, crouching, lifting, holding or stooping while on shift

Ability to work while wearing safety boots, safety glasses and hardhat

Remote work may be required - long driving and sitting will be required in these instances

Ability to work in adverse weather conditions which can include but is not limited to: extreme heat and cold temperatures; inclement weather such as wind, rain, snow, sleet and dust as well as adverse driving conditions including wet roads, icy roads, and fog

Specific vision abilities required to perform this job include but are not limited to: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus potentially near and/or far as needed

Employees in this job classification may be exposed to dust, fumes or other airborne pathogens

Benefits and Company Summary

Why Should You Apply:

Paid lodging and per diem when overnight travel is required

Company vehicles for crews to get to and from job sites

Competitive Compensation

Comprehensive benefit package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Accident, Critical Illness, Life and AD&D, Short and Long-term disability insurance, Legal, both traditional and ROTH 401k retirement plans with company match, Company stock purchase program and tuition reimbursement

Paid time off

7 paid annual Holidays

Full on-the-job training. Additional training for individuals demonstrating an aptitude and drive to expand their skill base (eg: equipment operation, utility locating, etc)

Class A CDL Licensure program

Rapid advancement is available for those who possess the determination and positive attitude to progress in their careers

New and updated trucks and equipment


TelCom Construction is a full service, turnkey telecommunications utility contractor with a growing market presence within the industry. Headquartered in Clearwater, MN and with locations throughout the Upper Midwest, our focus on midwestern values and continuously delivering a quality product with attention to safety, integrity and customer satisfaction has driven our success.

TelCom is proud to be an EEO/AA and Veteran-Friendly employer!

To apply for this opportunity, please visit our careers page at


Our Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind including, based on disability and protected veteran status. 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. Please visit the following URL to view the EEO is the Law poster and the Supplement. (

The Company also does not consider criminal convictions to be an absolute bar to employment and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories.

Applicants applying for positions in Illinois are not required to disclose arrests or sealed or expunged records of convictions.

Job Type
Full Time
70 days ago

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