Water Truck Driver/ Utility Operator - Grand Junction, CO

Grand Junction, CO, US, 81505

United Companies


Job ID:  493991


United Companies, is a CRH Company. Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees.  We strive to be The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construction services.  We succeed as a team by embracing integrity, mutual respect, innovation, service, sustainability, and financial strength.   


Position Overview
This position is responsible for safely operating a water tanker truck to transport water for use throughout job sites, drainage, and structures to control dust by spraying water on roadways or to achieve compaction of construction materials. Your duties may also include operating the equipment to excavate, move, grade, and level earth, as well as loading and unloading trucks. You will also be responsible for performing routine maintenance on the equipment, such as checking fluid levels and greasing joints.


The ideal candidate will have prior experience operating heavy equipment. He or she will be able to operate the equipment safely and efficiently, as well as follow verbal and written instructions.


WAGE RANGE: $22.00 to $24.00 per hour, dependent on experience.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Filling truck with water from approved supply sources. May drive truck equipped with sprinkling attachment to settle dust on roadways and streets to saturate flexible base for compaction.
  • Distinguish when roads are over-watered, creating unsafe operating conditions.
  • Safely operate truck in often unstable ground conditions.
  • Preform pre- and post-inspections on truck, pursuant to DOT regulations, company guidelines, and manufacture’s specifications.
  • Report any issues or concerns with equipment to supervisor immediately.
  • Load and unload materials onto/from trucks, trailers, and other vehicles using various types of machinery.
  • Operate excavators, bulldozers, skid steers, and other heavy equipment to move earth, clear debris, and level land.
  • Dig trenches, holes, and other foundations as directed.
  • Backfill excavations and compact soil using heavy equipment.
  • Assist in the construction of buildings, roads, bridges, and other Follow oral and written instructions from supervisors to complete assigned tasks.
  • Assist crews with other task as required when not operating the water truck.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.
  • Knowledge of the aggregate, asphalt, and construction industry is preferred.
  • Experience driving a water truck on roadway construction sites, preferred.


Work Requirements

  • Class A CDL Driver’s License with Tanker, Air brake and Manual Transmission Endorsements required.
  • Ability to work, day, swing, and night shifts. (Occasionally extended hours.)
  • Experience operating heavy equipment preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Whip Around/Vehicle inspection report, preferred.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Knowledge of DOT Regulations.
  • Ability to navigate uneven and rough terrain safely.
  • Ability to recognize hazardous conditions.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced and complex environment.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should be to work in constant exposure to the outside elements, in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to work in a safety sensitive construction setting, including exposure to moving machinery and heavy equipment.


Key Competencies

  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to needs.
  • Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed; able to consistently work independently.
  • Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.


Physical Requirements

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear. 
  • The employee is frequently required to sit, climb, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. 
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, crawl, kneel, bend, and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move from 35 to 50 lbs. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH

CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


United Companies, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Mar 30, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Grand Junction
Nearest Secondary Market: Colorado

Job Segment: Construction, Architecture, Transportation, Equipment Operator, Supply, Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations