Job Locations
  • North East, MD 21901
  • New Castle, DE 19720

We are currently seeking a Groundperson to join our team.

Essential Functions

  • Performs all work from the ground.
  • Employee will be exposed to hot and cold environments, poisonous plants or reptiles, and stinging insects.
  • Working hours will extend into night and will exceed an eight hour day.
  • Clears work area around structures.
  • Excavates to assist in the installation of structures or cable as required by contract specification.     
  • Will have contact with public and private property owners to communicate work to be performed.
  • Will perform other duties as assigned by Foreperson relating to utility line work.
  • Assembles material on the ground to be installed by the lineperson or apprentice.
  • Will flag traffic.
  • Operates various tools for the work (various manual digging devices, wrenches, hammers, come a long, jack hammer and hand line etc.).
  • Works around hazardous equipment
  • Works near energized parts or equipment.
  • Will be exposed to traffic.
  • Works around excessive noise from machines, jackhammers, chain saws and other equipment with proper hearing protection.
  • The employee must possess a valid CDL driver’s license and/or permit, or able to obtain a CDL permit within 30 days of employment.

Minimum Requirements

  • Due to the inherently dangerous nature of the industry and requirements to work with or around hazardous equipment, employees must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time.
  • Must have permission to work an 8 to 10-hour day.
  • The employee must possess a valid CDL driver’s license and/or permit, or able to obtain a CDL permit within 30 days of employment.
  • Must be able to wear PPE as necessary.
  • Must be able to enter and exit a vehicle numerous times a day.
  • Must be able to withstand exposure to all kinds of weather while completing work assignments, i.e., rain, heat, sun, cold.
  • Must be able to traverse various terrains.
  • Must be able to write, read and comprehend written and verbal job instructions/information.
  • Must be able to communicate with others.
  • Must be able to maintain attention during dangerous tasks.
  • Must be able to lift, move and maneuver up to 50 pounds on an infrequent basis, and up to 10 pounds on a frequent basis.
  • Must have endurance necessary to perform these duties throughout a standard eight or ten hour day.  Must be able to work long hours and overtime during emergencies (including holidays, weekends, etc.  Subject to call out work).
  • Must have knowledge of heavy equipment.
  • Must have sufficient eyesight to judge distances and coordination to get and use the appropriate equipment and tools.
  • Must be able to operate and service all required tools and equipment.
  • Must have transportation to and from the show up location.
  • Must be willing to travel out of state for emergency storm work.
  • Must be able to pass a post-offer drug screen.
  • Must be able to pass a post-offer background check and Motor Vehicle Records Check (MVR).
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

 

Physical Requirements:

Key:

Rarely = less than 10%

Occasionally = up to 33%

Frequently = up to 66%

Continuously = 67% to 100%

 

Activity:

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O

F

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Activity:

R

O

F

C

Standing

 

 

 

Seeing

 

 

 

X

Walking

 

 

X

 

Reading

 

X

 

 

Sitting

X

 

 

 

Reaching

 

 

X

 

Stooping

 

 

 X

 

Range of Motion

 

 

 

Kneeling

 

X

 

 

Hearing - Speech Range

 

 

X

 

Squatting

 

 

 X

 

Depth Perception

 

 

 

Body Twisting

 

 

X

 

Color Vision

X

 

 

 

Crawling

X

 

 

 

Lifting

 

 

X

 

Sense of Touch

 

 

 

X

Carrying

 

 

 

 X

Manual Dexterity

 

 

X

 

Pushing

 

 

 X

 

Speaking Clearly

 

 

X

 

Pulling

 

 

 

Seeing Distant

 

 

 X

 

Climbing Ladders

X

 

 

 

Climbing On/Off Truck

 

X

 

 

Climbing Stairs

X

 

 

 

Climbing Poles

X

 

 

 

Balancing

 

 

 

Gripping

 

 

 

X

Lifting up to 10 lbs

 

 

X

 

Lifting over 10 lbs to 50 lbs

 

 

X

 

Lifting up to 50 lbs

 

X

 

 

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without a reasonable accommodation.  Individuals with a disability who desire a reasonable accommodation should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext. 1339.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and vets.


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