Operate the excavator/hoe and other heavy equipment in a safe and appropriate manner. Perform daily maintenance and safety checks of equipment. Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment, and clean, lubricate and refill equipment as necessary. Work with ground personnel in the excavation and installation process of laying pipe on line and grade. Ensure trench is excavated to the proper depth/grade. Responsible for placement of water, storm and sanitary sewer pipe in the excavation. Follow directions of ground crew regarding craning, gravel placement and grading. Cut grade with minimal time spent on excavating to ensure production is on schedule. Conduct trench work, which meets OH&S requirements. Operate Excavator/Hoe on public roadways, maintaining proper awareness of ones surroundings. Ensure a sound understanding of the issues involving ground disturbance. Be aware of proper rigging of pipe, manhole barrels, etc. and ensure safe work procedures are followed during the lowering of materials into the excavation. Perform routine cleaning and maintenance to ensure smooth operation of the Excavator/Hoe. Train new employees in the safe and efficient operation of the Excavator/Hoe. Operate other heavy equipment and other construction related duties as required. Must ensure a solid understanding of, and comply with the principles of the company’s Code of Ethics. Must examine situations in light of the principles of the Code of Ethics.