Equipment Operator


Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317 Minneapolis, MN, US, 55113 Duluth, MN, US, 55802

We are seeking to fill a key position as an Equipment Operator! 

We are seeking to fill a key position as an Equipment Operator! 


The Equipment Operator is responsible for safely operating all excavation and construction equipment following client requirements and procedures. Other responsibilities include safely traveling, installing, monitoring, and maintaining client integrity management systems per applicable documents that will ensure compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.



  • Serve as an advocate for safe work practices by understanding, complying, and communicating construction and excavation safety practices and policies
  • Ensure all employees part of the construction team understand construction and excavation safety practices and policies
  • Guide and grow construction technicians to understand the construction and excavation process.
  • Train construction technicians to operate equipment and act as a spotter during excavation activities
  • Ensure all company, state, and local jurisdiction codes, traffic control, ground disturbance, and restoration policies are followed and met.
  • Complete 4-Way Sweeps and Utility locates prior to excavation activities to ensure no line strikes or damage to buried utilities occurs.
  • Ensure adherence to company and client policies and expectations with an understanding of Ground Disturbance policies and requirements relating to the excavation activities.
  • Maintain an understanding of excavation safety
  • Complete construction equipment rentals in conjunction with the Construction Foreman.
  • Complete constructability reviews and construction schedules in conjunction with the Construction Foreman to determine the presence of obstructions or potential issues.
  • Coordinate tasks and activities among field technicians in conjunction with the Construction Foreman
  • Understands traffic control requirements and procedures when excavation takes place next to roadways.
  • Maintain Vehicles, Construction Equipment, and Trailers to ensure proper functionality and that service intervals are followed.
  • Safely load and unload equipment from trailering devices.
  • Estimate material volume movement required for excavation and plan soils segregation plans within limits of disturbance.
  • Understand and assist employees to comply with all DOT driving requirements
  • May be required to manage or lead projects excavation activates.
  • Maintain an understanding of work scope and costs associated with the project to ensure timelines and budgets are followed.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • DOT health card required
  • Commercial Drivers Licensure preferred or ability to obtain license within 1 year.
  • Minimum of 3 years of equipment operating experience relating to pipeline construction
  • Experience and Understanding of Utility Locates and their requirements
  • Experience Operating Equipment Skid steer, Mini-Excavator, and other related equipment
  • Well organized and able to communicate clearly verbally and in writing
  • Analytical skills with the ability to dissect problems and quickly develop solutions
  • Understands evolving construction practices and standards, equipment and OSHA guidelines
  • Ability to read drawings, plans, and blueprints to determine construction plans and schedules.
  • Knowledge of applicable State and Federal regulatory requirements (CFR 49 Part 192 & 195)
  • Proficiency with MS Office

Join an entrepreneurial team of dedicated engineering and technical services consultants that work to improve and strengthen our critical energy infrastructure. At Lake Superior Consulting (LSC), we are committed to safeguarding the well-being of people and the environment without compromise in a fast-paced, high energy environment.  LSC provides integrity management solutions and engineering services to meet the increasing needs of our US and Canadian client base.

LSC's focus is on the Energy industry we serve today while evolving our technologies and services to meet the clean energy initiatives of tomorrow. Our talented team of technical professionals serves the Liquids and Natural Gas, Mining, Water and Wastewater, Renewables, and Manufacturing industries. 


Our Growth is Your Opportunity:

Our growth creates an environment for our current employees to gain new skills and take advantage of promotional opportunities. We have opportunities for all levels of people from recent graduates and professionals to technicians, empowering you to grow personally and professionally.  We value our employees’ contributions and award those who step up through promotional opportunities. Molding your own career path is a common theme amongst our team members.

Make an immediate impact:

New employees can expect to be given responsibility and are expected to bring new ideas to the table almost immediately. Your ideas and contributions will be listened to, welcomed and appreciated!

Work with industry leaders:

We are in the consulting business. Therefore, it is our knowledge that is “sold” to our clients and our employees truly are our most valuable asset.  That said, we hire passionate people who are focused on continuous learning and development. Our employees work alongside many subject matter experts and have the opportunity to learn and grow their own knowledge base by working with other high achievers.

Gain diverse well-rounded experiences:

Our engineering teams have the ability to work on diverse projects that are never the same. This means continuous learning and development of skills and increased knowledge base.

Entrepreneurial Culture:

We have a culture that supports playing to our peoples’ strengths and empowering them to make decisions. Our leadership values an entrepreneurial approach to achieving success, solving problems and supporting our clients.

Competitive Salary and Benefits including:

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

Flexible work options

401K/Profit Sharing (6% company match)

Company paid life, AD&D, and short/long term disability

Paid time off (PTO)

Paid holidays (twelve per year)

Tuition reimbursement

EEO Statement

Lake Superior Consulting, LLC (LSC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh