Since 1955, Nicholson Construction Company has been setting the industry standard for performance and technical innovation in geotechnical construction. We have built our reputation by performing the highest quality work and providing the most innovative solutions on the widest range of demanding and high profile projects. Nicholson is part of a global network of unparalleled geotechnical resources and expertise, specializing in deep foundations, earth retention, ground treatment and ground improvement.


Status: Exempt

Reports to: Superintendent

Summary: Operates Nicholson owned or rented equipment to perform geotechnical work, while meeting all Nicholson and OSHA standards.

Essential Functions:

  • Able to direct the operation of the crew assigned to his equipment
  • Ensures that all Nicholson and OSHA safety regulations are followed and enforced; responsible for safety on site
  • Ensures that all Nicholson quality standards are met
  • Responsible for the maintenance and documentation of the equipment operated
  • Informs Superintendent or site mechanic of malfunctioning equipment or equipment related problems
  • Attends safety meetings
  • Responsible for maintaining daily drill logs and equipment inspection forms
  • Ensures that the work performed is built to the plans, specifications and the level of quality expected of Nicholson

Education & Training:

High School Diploma or GED
OSHA 10-hour safety course
First Aid/CPR
Forklift and Crane certifications


  • Minimum of 3 years of construction experience, 2 years of which must have been as a specialty equipment operator

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to operate construction equipment
  • Thorough understanding of different drilling and excavating techniques utilized by Nicholson
  • Understands equipment operating systems and instrumentation (mechanical and hydraulic)

Physical Requirements:

  • Reaching high and low, stooping, and bending continually
  • Lifting/carrying/moving up to 100 pounds continually
  • Able to travel per the Nicholson travel policy
  • Requires a high degree of concentration in a busy and noisy construction environment
  • Requires working in all types of weather

Mental Requirements:

  • Converse effectively using both verbal and written communication.
  • Make decisions and assume accountability
  • Concentrate on tasks
  • Demonstrate ability to manage stress and emotions as related to the workplace
  • Attention to detail
  • Identify and resolve conflict
  • Assess safety and risk



  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Safe Harbor Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Vacation
  • Personal days
  • Sick days

Nicholson Construction participates in E-Verify

Please be advised that all interested candidates are REQUIRED to attach a copy of your resume in order to be considered.

Please be advised that all interested candidates are REQUIRED to attach a copy of your resume in order to be considered.
In an effort to foster a diverse workforce Nicholson Construction encourages applications from minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities.  EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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