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Rubbertire Backhoe Operator - Dunn Center

Division/Operation Rural Water/Specialty Operations
Project Location Dunn Center - Surrounding Area

Northern Improvement Company is a leading Midwest heavy, highway, and municipal contractor.

Our Rural Water Division offers a complete underground operation. We provide: Rural Water Systems, Portable Water Line Installation, Trenchless Directional Boring, Water Booster Stations, Grout Injections, and Telephone / Power / Gas Utilities.

Our Rural Water Division is actively seeking an EXPERIENCED RUBBERTIRE BACKHOE OPERATOR.

LOCATION: Dunn Center, ND - Surrounding area


  • Safe operation of heavy construction equipment near gas lines, water lines, utilities, cable, etc.
  • Reliable attendance
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment urine DRUG TEST and submit to random DRUG and/or ALCOHOL testing during employment


  • Must be physically able to push, pull, bend, twist, reach (including overhead), kneel, squat, stand/walk on uneven ground &/or hard surfaces, sit for long periods of time, climb ladders &/or equipment, perform moderate-to-heavy lifting of 50+ pounds
  • Our crews typically work 40 to 70+ hours per week (Monday-Saturday), depending on the weather and project status; we work until freeze-up (approximately mid-November).Ability to speak, see, and hear clearly (naturally or with correction)


  • Base Wage: $22.15 per regular hour, $33.22 per overtime hour

  • Full Benefits available through the Operating Engineers union [NOTE: North Dakota is a Right to Work state]

  • Per Diem available, dependent on project location

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or, if applicable, veteran status. 

“EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer”


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