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Pond Construction Technician/Excavator Operator

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Pond Construction Technician/Excavator Operator
Dragonfly Pond Works

Pond Construction Technician/Excavator Operator

The role of Technician is critical to the success of Dragonfly Pond Works because of its core purpose: to ensure that projects are executed following the highest standard of quality.

Role and Responsibilities for Pond Construction Technician

This physically demanding position works under the direct supervision of the Crew Leader and reports to the Regional Manager at the corporate headquarters in Raleigh. It is a field-based position that is an integral component of the smooth and profitable execution of work. While each project is different, the Technician’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Completing necessary repairs on a variety of ponds, lakes, and other stormwater control measures. These activities include:

  • grading,

  • erosion repair,

  • mowing,

  • invasive plant treatment or removal,

  • installing beneficial plants, and

  • turf establishment.

Operating tools and equipment safely and efficiently including but not limited to:

  • mini-excavator,

  • dump truck w/ trailer,

  • tractor,

  • skid steer,

  • chainsaw,

  • string timmer,

  • UTV,

  • jon boat,

  • backpack sprayer,

  • kayak, and

  • hand tools.

Communicating effectively with other crew members and Regional Manager to clarify project scope as needed and to avoid return visits to project sites.

Completing and submitting thorough Project Completion Reports.

Inspecting and maintaining vehicles and equipment to ensure all are in safe and working condition at all times.

Underpinnings of Success for Pond Construction Technician 
Background and experience in lake/pond maintenance, grading, erosion control, landscaping, commercial mowing, turf management, pesticide application.

Completes services on accounts in a professional manner

Ability to identify and troubleshoot problems on the job site

Ability to regularly work on slopes, around water, and in variable weather conditions

Executes tasks with close attention to detail and to timely completion of jobs

Ensures implementation of Dragonfly’s equipment and vehicle maintenance program


Understands and follows all company safety policies


Collaborative team spirit – works well as part of a team

Desire for physically demanding work (must be able to lift 80 lbs)

Ability to swim

Possesses core values compatible with those of Dragonfly Pond Works (Passion, Teamwork, Quality of Work, and Simplicity)

Commitment to a drug-free work environment.

Possess a valid driver’s license.

Potential Growth Path

Crew Leader

About Dragonfly Pond Works

Dragonfly Pond Works is an environmental service company specializing in lake and pond management practices that work in harmony with nature. We provide customized water beautification solutions, creating sanctuaries for residents, property owners, and community members to enjoy.

Dragonfly Pond Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Love of the outdoors, love of physically demanding work. Previous mini excavator operation desired but not required.
$15 - $22/hour depending on experience
Job Type
Full Time Entry Level
Raleigh, North Carolina United States
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