Equipment Operator (Raleigh, NC & Greenville, SC)

Equipment Operator Position

Subsurface Construction Company is a leading design-build geotechnical specialty contractor with offices located in Raleigh, NC and Greenville, SC.   Specializing in the Southeast region, we devise and implement solutions for excavation support and protection, and geotechnical construction including shoring and underpinning; earth retention including soil nail walls, soldier pile walls and sheet pile walls, ground anchors, rock bolts, and aggregate piers; and deep foundations including micropiles.  For over 20 years, Subsurface has served as a dedicated partner to civil and geotechnical engineers, general contractors and owners for excavation support and deep foundations. We understand that successful projects and enduring relationships are built on a foundation of honesty and trust.

Position Type



  • Operate and maintain equipment, drilling rigs, excavators, grout plants, forklifts and concrete pumps.
  • Work safely and report all accidents and near misses
  • Wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (including but not limited to: hard hat, vest, safety toed boots, etc.); utilize fall protection systems; and other safety equipment appropriately and as designated
  • Cleaning equipment and maintaining a clean worksite
  • Use ladders or other approved devices safely to reach elevated work surfaces
  • Support operation of grout batch plant use in construction including carrying grout bags and mixing grout as required
  • Regularly work around moving equipment and components
  • Maintains a safe approach using JSA/JHA and job specific safety awareness
  • Other duties as required within the scope of employment

Essential Functions

  • Ability to walk and carry loads of up to 100 pounds on uneven and sloping surfaces while being exposed to weather and elements
  • Twist and or reach to accomplish daily activities
  • Regularly required to use hands to handle objects, tools or controls with proper PPE
  • Communicate verbally (both speaking and hearing) in potentially noisy environments
  • Must speak and understand English at a level appropriate to receive and comprehend specialized safety and training instructions in potentially noisy environments.
  • Work in remote, difficult access locations
  • Full time travel
  • Must be able to work up to 12-hour days; 7 days per week, if necessary 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3 Years minimum experience in a related field, operating equipment.
  • Valid Driver’s License without restriction required
  • Must pass (with results acceptable to Subsurface) applicable background check
  • Must pass Worksteps Evaluation
  • Must have driving records within company standards
  • Ability to read and understand basic instructions, including safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Willing and able to perform physically strenuous work in all weather conditions
  • OSHA 10 ETD preferred
  • First Aid/CPR preferred
  • Mechanical skills with small engine, hydraulic, etc. preferred