Equipment Operator, Excavator

  • Dandelion Energy
  • Peekskill, NY
  • Feb 18, 2022

Job Description

The Excavator & Equipment Operator position is integral to the success of Dandelion Energy. The ideal candidate will be extremely driven, proactive by nature and excited about helping people improve their homes by switching to renewable energy. The role is a field based position and will spend the majority of her/his time performing tasks associated with the excavation trades. Success in the Equipment Operator role will result from teamwork, craftsmanship, communication, attitude, and aptitude.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Operation of Excavation Equipment
  • Installing HDPE pipe/fittings
  • Excavating and Installing HDPE pipe from Borehole to Heat Pump
  • Responsible for landscaping the site to company standards

About You:

  • Experience running various sizes of Excavators, Skid Steers, and other equipment
  • Experience with residential construction is a plus
  • You are customer service oriented
  • You are organized with strong problem-solving skills
  • You possess a valid driver's license
  • You are able to lift 50 lbs
  • You’re a builder, a go-getter, a real self-starter–you get stuff done
  • You’re excited about building a sustainable future through technology.


  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance
  • 401k plan
  • Stock/Equity options
  • Paid Sick and Vacation time (PTO)
  • 40-hour workweek, overtime available
  • Training support including on-the-job and virtual/online-based courses


You’ll love working at Dandelion because:

We’re solving the world’s hardest problems. You’ll have the opportunity to pioneer renewable heating and cooling from the ground-up (literally). There’s no established playbook for fighting climate change, so your work will be messy, challenging, and build a better, cleaner world.

We’re good people. It sounds simple, and it is. We are passionate, vision-driven, low-ego, and treat one another with kindness and respect. We challenge ideas here, not people.

We hold each other accountable. We celebrate our wins and learn from our losses. We’re honest, realistic, and transparent across all areas of the business, every day -- not just at our monthly all-hands meeting.


Since spinning out of Google X in 2017, Dandelion Energy has been an energy innovation company working to electrify home heating. We create and install geothermal heat pumps to replace fossil-fueled furnaces and boilers. We’ve grown into an organization of over 100 employees and have become the largest residential geothermal heat pump installation company in the United States. Our carbon impact to date is the equivalent to taking over 25,000 cars off the road... and that impact is accelerating with our growth!

Our cross-disciplinary team consists of experts in geothermal, drilling, heat pump software engineering, HVAC installation, solar and solar financing, behavioral economics, and high-growth operations amongst other backgrounds. With the potential to catalyze and scale a widespread transition to sustainable and affordable heating and cooling, our work is both complex yet rewarding. We are working to create a wholesale shift in how people heat and cool their homes — join us!

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