As the President of First Rate Excavate, I wish to welcome you to view our current employment opportunities. I offer you a better understanding of our services. First Rate Excavate is committed to providing excellent service in all the service areas we provide, along with the quality of worked performed. If this sounds like a team you would like to be a part of, I encourage you to apply now to be a part of our Employee Owned Company.


Sewer Water Installer Foreman

The Sewer and Water Installer/Foreman will work with contractors, engineers and owners to install sewer, water and storm sewer piping for various projects around the area. Strong motivation and leadership skills are desired with the ability to lead a crew through projects.

Essential Functions

  1. Pipe Installation
  2. Plan management
  3. Crew management (3-4 employees)
  4. Knowledge and use of all safety devices and general safe work practices


  1. Technical Capacity.
  2. Time Management.
  3. Thoroughness with paperwork.
  4. Customer/Client Focus.
  5. Construction Math
  6. Plan Reading

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and listen. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


Local travel to various work-sites is required. Some out of town work.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
  2. Experience involving the use of medium and heavy equipment.
  3. 5 Years’ experience in pipe-laying
  4. Supervisor/Foreman experience 

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. Valid Driver’s License
  2. Hiring will be contingent on passing a drug screen and a Motor Vehicle Report Record Check 
  3. Class A CDL -preferred (or able to obtain one)


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Dependent upon achievement of certain employment status and eligibility requirements the company offers the following benefits:

  • 401K-With employer match
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental/Vision  
  • Paid Accommodations for Overnight Travel 
  • Subsistence Pay for Overnight Travel 
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Employee Owned-ESOP



Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.