underground division



You will be able to specify which position (laborer or operator) you’re applying for in the application form.

  • For Underground Laborers: NO experience required.
  • For Underground Heavy Equipment Operators: minimum of two years experience in a combination of dozers, loaders, excavators and/or skid steers.
  • Understand blueprints and grade stakes to complete assignments as per the specifications.
  • Must be willing to obtain “Confined Space Training Certification” which will be provided by Dakota Underground.
  • Must be willing to obtain “Excavation Trench Safety” which will be provided by Dakota Underground.
  • The ability to lift to 50-100 pounds with assistance from fellow team members.
  • Ability to provide own transportation to various job sites around the Fargo/Moorhead Area.
  • Ability to work in all environments including, cold, heat, wet, and muddy conditions.
  • Hours will vary but can expect 7AM to 7PM at a minimum on weekdays, plus weekends as required. Overtime after 40 hours.


  • Must comply with Company mission, vision, and values.
  • Must work on job site with no drugs/alcohol in system.
  • Understand and comply with all Company policies and safety procedures.
  • Needs to have good communication skills.
  • Equipment operators will operate machinery to perform activities such as excavating, backfilling, trenching, ditching, clearing, rough grading, and final clean up.
  • The Operator may perform functions as laborer as required.
  • Responsible for the cleanness and maintenance of equipment used daily. Must report any equipment maintenance directly to supervisor immediately.
  • Ability to communicate any project-related issues to supervisor immediately.
  • The Operator observes hand signals, grade stakes, and other markings when operating machines so that work can be performed to specifications.
  • Become familiar with the efficient and safe digging procedures in each application.
  • Accurately fill out timecards daily.


  • 401(k) after 1,000 hours.
  • Health Insurance 100% Paid for Single during Construction Season.

Dakota Underground is an EEO/AA Employer (Equal Employment Opportunity Employer).

“The U.S. economy’s strength is tightly linked to the construction industry. Construction projects provide jobs, inject both funds and new life into a community, and create the infrastructure critical to keeping the country moving forward.”

“7 Reasons Why It’s Great To Work in Construction”

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