Substation Equipment Operator

Position Overview

Employees in this personnel classification shall possess a minimum of two (2) years of experience in rough terrain equipment operation. Substation Construction equipment operation experience is a plus. This is not limited to equipment training to actually performing equipment operations in a job type role for 2 years. The individual will possess all of the skills required for assignment from the foreman for operating equipment. Such an employee shall also have in depth knowledge of all applicable OSHA codes and standards, especially for equipment operation.


Construction Duties

  • Typical Substation construction from Greenfield to Remodels. This includes
  • Trenching for ground grid & conduits
  • Backfilling and compacting
  • Foundation drilling, digging and installation
  • Lifting placing and setting structural steel
  • Lifting placing and installing insulators and busswork
  • Lifting, placing & installing substation equipment such as breakers, metering, transformers, arrestors etc.
  • Moving and pulling control cable to medium voltage cable
  • Placing finish stone and smoothing out the yard
  • Typical Construction Equipment
  • Below Grade Equipment
  • Excavators
  • Mini excavators to large excavators
  • Auger heads with augers up to 36” diameter for drilled piers
  • Compactor attachments
  • Trenchers
  • Bobcat/Skidsteers
  • Bucket, Fork and Concrete bucket attachments
  • Auger Heads with augers up to 36” diameter for drilled piers
  • Hand held shovel
  • Air spade with compressor
  • Plate Compactors to Trench compactors
  • Above Grade Equipment
  • 12k lb. lulls
  • Fork, Bucket, 10k lb. lifting device attachments
  • Man lifts 45’ articulating to 120’ boom
  • Cranes up to 60 Ton
  • Small Broderson
  • Crawler Cranes
  • Boom Truck Cranes
  • Bucket Truck
  • Digger Derrick Truck
  • Knowledge of electrical, below grade or concrete foundation trade a plus.
  • High Voltage Substation construction knowledge or experience a plus.
  • Accountable for quality of work to insure that it is being performed according to specifications.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Adheres to all Company Safety and Health Policies
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be willing to stay out of town. Typical work weeks are 4-10 hour shifts or 5-10 hour shifts. Available to travel as the project requires.
  • Willing to work over-time and be able to work extended periods of time.
  • May work in storm restoration operations to rebuild and/or repair damaged power systems.
  • May attend training classes or seminars to gather knowledge of new processes, safety regulations and/or refresher training.
  • Walking and working across uneven terrain.
  • Climbing on and off large trucks and equipment.
  • Must be able to work outside 100% of the time. We work in inclement weather that includes heat, cold, rain and possible snow.
  • Able to lift in excess 50 pounds on a daily basis.
  • Willing to work off the ground in man baskets. Normal working heights are 20’-60’ with the possibility of working at 120’ heights.
  • Must be able to work around energized systems.
  • Must be able and willing to assist with other activities while not actively operating equipment.


Benefit Package

  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401K


NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


Job Type: Full-time


Required experience:

  • rough terrain equipment operation: 2 years


Required license or certification:

  • Valid Driver’s License

Inquire about Opportunities

Send resumes to Irby recruiter [email protected]:

Irby Construction Company
Attn: Recruiting
P.O. Box 180819
318 Old Highway 49 South
Richland, MS  39218-9449