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Terracon Equipment Operator II in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


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Office Name:

Cedar Rapids

Job Description:

Looking for work with a successful company? Want to make a difference in your daily work? Interested in helping build our nation’s infrastructure?

Terracon is a national leader supporting solar renewable energy. As a top-ranking engineering and consulting firm, we are seeking quality individuals to assist with test pile installations on utility scale solar projects throughout the Midwest.

As a part of our employee-owned staff, this position requires an independent equipment operator who is self-reliant, flexible, and enjoys leading an independent work environment.

Terracon runs late model equipment with a maintenance program tailored for our crews. The test piles are primarily installed with a Vermeer PD10. Anyone with experience running skid steers, excavators, or backhoes is encouraged to apply. Terracon embraces the ability to teach new skills and empower your career with on-the-job training.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ability to co-lead a two-person crew.

  • Effective in written and verbal English communications. Must be able to coordinate, teach, and communicate effectively as a member of the field crew.

  • Be able to competently drive a commercial truck and trailer.

  • Communicate daily progress reports with your supervisor.

  • Physically active role with unrestricted range of motion necessary to perform daily activities.

  • Follow safety rules, guidelines, and standards for all projects. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.

  • Ability to utilize cell phone apps such as GPS tracking, map reading, and basic Microsoft Office tools.

  • Report required maintenance to supervisor and perform maintenance tasks as required.

  • On the job training provided for qualified equipment operators without experience on PD-10 pile drivers.


  • A Class “A” CDL is required. A record of CDL driving experience preferred.

  • Minimum 1 year of equipment operator experience or the equivalent in training and related industry experience.

  • Extensive travel schedule based out of Cedar Rapids, IA running a 3 on – 1 off schedule.


  • Competitive Pay, DOE

  • Per Diem for overnight travel

  • PPE

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • PTO accrual on a weekly basis

  • Paid Holidays: (7 plus 1 floating day)

  • Cell phone reimbursement plan

  • Matching 401k & ESOP programs



Requisition ID:


Posting Title:

Equipment Operator II

Employment Type:

Regular, Full Time

City, State (Office Location):

Cedar Rapids, IA

About Terracon:

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 6,000 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon’s growth is due to our talented employee-owners exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.

EEO Statement:

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.

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Expected Salary Range:

The expected salary range for this position is listed below. The base range may be adjusted based on the specific location of the applicant. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience.