The MasTec Companies

Gas Operator

Job Locations US-VA-Richmond
ID 2022-14158
Heavy Equipment Operators
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Company Summary

MasTec, Inc. is a leading national infrastructure construction company. Utility Services Group (USG) is part of the Power Delivery Segment and focuses on the electrical distribution, substation, water, transmission, and natural gas distribution infrastructures.


Job Summary

The Gas Operator is responsible for operating the machines required to trench for natural gas pipelines. Must be able to dig safely around underground utilities, install natural gas pipelines in the ditch, and provide for sufficient backfill.


  • Operate jobsite equipment safely.
  • Perform service, safety checks, and minor repairs on equipment, check oil and fluids.
  • Load trucks in safe and accident-free manner.
  • Observe pipe laying for safety purposes, such as possible cave-ins.
  • Dig around all live utilities, both underground and overhead.
  • Install natural gas pipelines in ditch and provide sufficient backfill.
  • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.



  • High school diploma, or equivalent.
  • 1 year of experience operating heavy equipment.


  • 2 or more years of experience operating heavy equipment.
  • Operator Qualification.
  • DOT Certified Flagger.
  • CDL Class A license.

Physical Demands and Work Environment 

This job operates in a field environment. This role routinely requires extended periods of bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting, lifting in awkward positions, standing, and twisting. Also, working in inclement weather conditions, such as extreme heat, extreme cold, rain, ice, snow, and wind.  


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This position is physically active, with lifting required. Must be able to bend and lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more or 20 inches or less, with the ability to judge distance and space relationships. Precise hand-eye coordination. Ability to identify and distinguish colors. 


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. The Company reserves the right to revise or change the job duties as the need arises. Management reserves the right to change the description, duties, or work schedules to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  


Benefits available include Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life insurance, a 401k plan and Employee Stock Purchase plan. MasTec is a publicly traded company MTZ (NYSE).


Equal Employment Opportunity: 

The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and EEOC regulations. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.


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