At RPD, there are two paths for prospective and experienced equipment operators:
The first is on a pipe crew, either as a backfill/loader operator or a mainline digger. Pipe crews handle all site-related underground utilities, from underground stormwater facilities and deep sanitary sewers to high pressure water mains. RPD excels at all facets of the utility installation process. At times, pipe crews may also help finish up a project with minor fine and/or final grading and other miscellaneous tasks.
The second opportunity is to be on the earthwork team. From residential plat and commercial site stripping and mass grading, to lot and pad grading, substantial stormwater pond shaping, road and sidewalk grading, and extensive retaining wall projects, RPD puts its vast knowledge of material specifications, compaction, soil amendment, and sequencing to work with our more than capable fleet of dozers, scrapers, graders, rollers, excavators, loaders and on- and off-road trucks.
Applicants new to the industry will need to start as a laborer to gain valuable experience in various roles before having the opportunity to operate. It can take a few years to get to that point.