Excavation Laborer

Patriot Excavating has an opportunity available for a reliable and motivated Construction Laborer to join our excavation crew. This position will ideally perform both labor and operator tasks to ensure projects operate smoothly, and will assist with excavation projects such as the repair and installation of utilities; digging trenches and site preparation; grade, seed, and straw; execute drainage repair and installation; demolition and haul as needed; pour and finish concrete; as well as perform snow removal in the winter months. At times you may be asked to deliver products to job sites and/or pull equipment via truck and trailer.

The ideal candidate will be a team player who takes pride in their work and fits our core values. You will work in a place where you will be appreciated by your team and your clients and where your work has a direct impact on the success of the company. If you are a self-starter who loves to work with their hands, learn new things, and be a part of a team then this is the growth opportunity you have been looking for.  

Patriot Excavating is a division of Grounded Solutions. Locally owned and operated, we began doing excavation for electrical projects, but quickly expanded to handle a variety of other services. We are a dedicated crew who knows how to get the job done correctly, within budget, and done with pride. We service the Greater Indianapolis area and surrounding counties, serving both residential and commercial clients. 

Job Responsibilities


  • Competitive compensation, based on experience
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance with access to telehealth services 
  • 401(k) with generous company match
  • Generous PTO + Paid Holidays
  • Consistent year-round work 
  • Career growth and development opportunities
  • A fun team environment with company sponsored events


  • Good, strong character; conducts oneself with integrity
  • Strong work ethic and the ability to meet the physical demands of the job
  • Commitment to safety rules
  • A team player who works well with all levels of the organization
  • Punctuality and dependability are a must
  • This position requires self-direction, organization, and the ability to work with little to no supervision, as well as a willingness to follow instructions 
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment 
  • Adaptable; doesn’t mind shifting directions when needed 
  • Knowledge and prior experience in excavation and equipment operation a plus, but not required

Essential Functions

  • Construction Laborers must have physical strength, hand-eye coordination, endurance, and the ability to concentrate on tasks. 
  • The ability to understand and communicate information is also essential. 
  • Some tools and machines are computerized, requiring technical knowledge to use. 
  • Must be able to lift and move 75 pounds overhead, able to stand for long periods of time, and must have the ability to use shovels, rakes, and other power tools.   

Additional Requirements

  • Must have a clean driving record and possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be willing and able to pass a drug screen and background check.
  • A Class A CDL License is a plus, but not a requirement.

A Patriot Excavating Laborer plays a vital role in the successful completion of excavation and construction projects, contributing to the overall safety, efficiency, and quality of the work.