Position:  Excavator/ Skid Loader Operator

Full Time Seasonal
We are a small grading and excavating business located in Princeton, MN.  We typically limit our service area to a 30 mile radius of Princeton.

While the services we offer are diverse, we serve a select group of clients to the highest degree possible.

On a daily basis, you will be conducting a number of tasks under the direction of a supervisor.  However, our ideal candidate will be a self-starter, and have the natural ability to work and think independently.  A typical day may include any or all of the following:

  • Loading and unloading supplies
  • Working safely with a variety of tools, small and large equipment, and vehicles
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work environment
  • Assisting, and working with, a team of laborers, drivers, and other operators
  • Assisting in the proper excavation, backfill and grading of residential and commercial job sites; installation of culverts, site utilities, and on site septic systems; and a variety of other tasks.


The ideal candidate will be able to meet the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of a high school diploma
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience
  • The ability to take instruction, but also work independently
  • Be mild tempered, and a team player
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Bend, squat, or stand for extended periods of time and have the ability to lift 75+ pounds with or without assistance
  • Possess the ability and willingness to work in all types of weather
  • Provide proper maintenance on the equipment
  • Excavate and grade to within 0.1’ of a foot
  • Provide proper benching and sloping for trenches
  • Have the ability to perform excavation backfill services for utilities and foundations
  • Perform rough and fine grading of job sites utilizing skid loader with ISO controls (joystick controls)
  • Have an attention to detail that will follow through to accurate record reporting.  To prove that you are detail oriented and can follow procedures, please include “West Branch Construction 2019 Resume” in the subject line of your application/ resume submission.


We are looking to bring somebody on board for spring start-up (Approximately early April), but we will spend the time to find the best fit.  One thing that will help move a candidate to the top of consideration is a clean driving record and a CDL license.
We offer a very competitive compensation and benefits package including health insurance, life insurance, paid time off (PTO), and a Simple IRA program.


Thank you for consideration in joining our team and assisting us in serving our customers to the highest degree possible.  We look forward to working with you.