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Feeney Brothers Utility Services Backhoe Operator in Springfield, Massachusetts

Backhoe Operator

About the Organization Founded in 1988, Feeney Brothers provides diversified infrastructure services to the natural gas, electric, water, and telecommunications industries. We specialize in underground utility installations. Feeney Brothers works with utilities across the Northeast. We are experienced in completing complex projects in urban, suburban, and rural environments with a focus on the expansion of new networks, as well as maintenance, repair, and replacement of existing infrastructure. As a result of the emerging natural gas revolution, along with the aging underground utility infrastructures in New England, our business is uniquely situated for continued growth. Due to our expansion, Feeney Brothers is searching for talented and motivated individuals to join our team, learn our business, and help us continue to grow and improve our services.

Feeney Brothers offers an outstanding, competitive compensation and benefits package.

Category Construction

Position Backhoe Operator



Operators drive, control, and maintain heavy equipment and other necessary machinery in a safe, efficient manner. Operators will work in a fast-paced environments. Safety is a top priority for Operators and must have knowledge of safe operation and driving practices to complete obligations. Operators report directly to the Foreman.


  • Excavating trenches and structures, laying pipe and precast concrete structures, loading trucks and back-filling trenches

  • Placing shoring and trench boxes

  • Operates a crawler or rubber-tired machine mounted with an excavator bucket

  • May also be equipped with various hydraulic attachments (e.g. hammers, pipe vacuum)

  • Performs daily inspection on equipment for issues and/or deficiencies

  • Completes inspection paperwork daily and notifies the Foreman of any issues/defects

  • May assist the crew, when needed, in operating other equipment and/or helping the laborers on the ground

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Position Requirements


  • 2A Hoisting License (at least)

  • DOT Medical Examiners Certificate

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • OSHA 10

Salary Negotiable.

Location Springfield

Req Number CON-21-00024

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is currently accepting applications.