CDL UG Laborer

Race Telecommunications LLC | Lancaster, CA

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Posted Date 3/22/2024
Description Job Title: CDLUG Laborer
Classification: Full-Time, Non-Exempt, At-Will

Reports to: Director of Construction

Department: Construction & OSP

Location: In-Field: Lancaster, CA

Location Status: Work will be primarily performed at a designated field worksite location based out of a central Race Communications worksite. Occasional travel to

and work from other Race offices or other off-site locations will be required.

Beware of scams that target job seekers. Race Communications will never provide a job offer without a comprehensive interview process (including in-person or secure video conferencing), request sensitive information through unsecure platforms such as email or text messaging, require candidates to pay fees, or pressure candidates to act without careful consideration. You can get more information about Race Communications at or by contacting our recruiting team directly.

About Us:

As the leading provider of 10G fiber internet in California, Race Communications is a company built by the needs of the communities that we serve. In collaboration with the California Public Utilities Commission and many non-profit community advocacy groups, we build next-generation fiber infrastructure where others won't, serving over 30 communities across the state.

Working for Race means being dedicated to bringing cutting-edge fiber internet to rural and urban communities, providing opportunities, enhancing technology, and enabling access for generations to come.


The CDL Underground (UG) Laborer plays a vital role in the construction, maintenance, and operation of underground telecommunications infrastructure as directed by the Foreman and/or Supervisor. Your responsibilities include hands-on work in excavation, cable installation, equipment operation, and ensuring a safe and organized work environment. You collaborate closely with your team to support the efficient and secure installation of cabling, wiring, and related materials. Safety consciousness, adherence to industry regulations, and effective communication are essential in this role. Your contributions are integral to expanding and maintaining the telecommunications network, enabling the seamless flow of information and connectivity.

This individual should be able to communicate and work effectively with external service representatives and internal team members who possess a wide variety of backgrounds, personalities, and communication skills. This individual should be able to work effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced, and evolving environment while maintaining a productive professional demeanor. This individual must be capable of working independently, as well as collaboratively with other Race team members across teams and levels of our organization.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Eligibility for US Employment without sponsorship
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • A valid California driver's license, subject to successful verification through a DMV check, is mandatory
  • Possession of a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and medical card in good standing
  • Proficiency in operating a variety of utility trucks and equipment safely and effectively
  • Skill in handling tools and equipment securely and efficiently
  • Consistent and punctual attendance is crucial for this role
  • Minimum of 6 months of experience in the telecommunication sector
  • Ability to read blueprints and interpret utility maps to identify the type and size of underground utilities
  • Proficient use of MS Office applications including Teams, teleconferencing applications
  • Functional use of common office equipment, computers, and office software
  • Strong time management skills, with the ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Commitment to accuracy and high standards for quality of work
  • Ability to work with all levels of team members and management
  • Excellent problem resolution and customer service skills
  • Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on complex projects with general direction and minimal guidance
  • Versatility, flexibility, and willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with a sense of urgency
  • Good judgement with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Underground Construction:
  • Executes all stages of underground construction, involving loading, driving, delivering, excavating, removing, and placing diverse construction materials and equipment
  • Conducts manual digging using shovels and mechanical tools for excavation purposes
  • Installs and upholds underground telecommunications cabling, ensuring proper placement and secure installations
Equipment Operation and Maintenance:
  • Safely enters and exits equipment, including trucks, cars, backhoes, and trenchers
  • Operates heavy machinery and equipment proficiently and safely
  • Maintains constant visual and auditory communication with team members and the surrounding environment, ensuring the safe coordination of movement
Work Environment:
  • Operates in both congested urban areas and remote locations, adapting to diverse work environments
  • Executes general construction tasks under the supervision of the Foreman/Supervisor
  • Manages property flagging and worksite restoration procedures to ensure organized project completion
Safety Awareness and Compliance:
  • Observes hazards and reports any concerns or accidents to a supervisor or safety professional; participates in the investigation process as needed
  • Understands, completes, and signs off all pre-job safety planning tools at the start and end of the shift; completes all required safety-related paperwork
  • Understands and responds appropriately to all safety hazards and warning devices (e.g., back-up alarms, smell of smoke, fumes, odors, different colored warning tags, warning sirens)
Vehicle Maintenance and Travel:
  • Maintains vehicle/equipment pre-op/post-op to be prepared to perform required duties
  • Maintains a clean driving record as defined by the current fleet insurance underwriter
  • Spends a significant portion of the workday traveling in a vehicle visiting various locations and spending time both indoors and outdoors including businesses and/or residents depending on the nature of the job
  • Overtime, nights, and weekends may be required
Other duties as necessary may include but are not limited to:
  • Successfully complete assigned training and examinations, as well as participate in ongoing performance and development reviews, and goal setting
  • Be available to participate in internal or external meetings, special functions, and professional development opportunities
  • Cross-train and share knowledge with other team members
  • Support routine tasks
  • Maintain a professional appearance, hygiene, and demeanor
As Part of Our Team, You'll Enjoy:
  • 100% Employer-paid medical, dental, vision, and life for all our employees
  • 401 (k) with 100% Employer-matched up to 4% of your annual income
  • Generous paid time off including sick, vacation, holiday and birthday pay
  • Company provided equipment including uniforms, safety, tools, vehicle, and tech
  • Free Race TV, highspeed internet, cable, and phone service where available
  • Working as part of our diverse team that fosters a culture of appreciation and collaboration, where every member is valued as an integral part of our success
All offers of employment are contingent until all pre-employment requirements are met. These requirements, which vary by position, may include drug and background screenings as well as Motor Vehicle and DOT related screening and reporting requirements. Race will consider qualified job applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

All new employees will participate in the mandatory 'Speedway to Success' (Speedway) orientation at one our offices located in either Tehachapi, CA, Yuba City, Chico, CA, or South San Francisco, CA. The duration of the Speedway program spans from 1-3 weeks, depending on the position. During Speedway the schedule will vary: 8-hour days are planned, but shorter days may occur depending on the group's pace. Applicants further than 50 miles from these training locations will be provided with necessary travel accommodations as part of the onboarding process. Applicants 50 miles or less from these locations will be considered regular commute. For those working remotely, virtual attendance will depend on position requirements. Further details will be provided to you during the interview process, and before your start date.

Race Communications is an equal opportunity employer who welcomes applications from individuals (with or without reasonable accommodation), with the skills, experience, and dedication to excel in their roles without regard to race, religion, color, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), sex stereotype, gender identity/gender expression and sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, reproductive health decision-making, military or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation.

Reasonable accommodation(s) for qualified individuals with disabilities are available as part of the application and interview processes. If accommodations are needed during the application or interview process, or workplace accommodations are required after a job offer is made, please contact to initiate the interactive process.

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