Leader, Dig Crew

Job Locations US-KS-Haysville


This position is responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of pipeline for an assigned work location(s). This position will be responsible for overall leadership, implementation of strategies, management oversight, performance of employees, and achievement of goals and strategies for the assigned work location.


The Dig Crew Leader will actively work alongside assigned dig crew employees, including operators, heavy equipment specialists, and essential personnel. The majority of their time will be spent leading and interacting with these employees, providing daily work direction. Responsibilities include ensuring compliance with safety practices, corporate policies, procedures, and contractual requirements. The leader will align team activities with corporate vision, mission, principles, strategies, and goals. They will work with direct reports to improve processes and efficiencies, oversee operations, maintenance, inspections, testing, and construction projects, identify and recommend educational needs, ensure all compliance requirements are met, and enhance procedures and work methods to improve operational safety, reliability, and efficiency.


The Dig Crew Leader is expected to exemplify leadership excellence within the organization by:

  • Ensuring 100% compliance in the department's operations and maintenance areas.
  • Demonstrating unparalleled commitment and dedication through a strong work ethic.
  • Exhibiting unquestioned integrity in all actions and decisions.
  • Fostering effective employee development through teaching, mentoring, coaching, correcting, recognizing, rewarding, and disciplining.
  • Championing change and advocating for managed risk.
  • Supporting creativity and innovation.
  • Communicating effectively to ensure clarity and alignment.
  • Providing employees with the necessary support and resources to achieve the company's vision, mission, strategies, and goals.
  • Holding oneself and employees accountable for their performance.
  • Valuing teamwork and being an engaged, productive team member.
  • Proactively identifying and addressing needs to improve operations.
  • Acting in a manner that inspires trust and fostering a culture of mutual trust.
  • Committing to continuous learning and personal development.


PTO Scheduling:

  • Schedule Personal Time Off (PTO) only during major company holidays, including Memorial Day, July Fourth, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the local public school’s spring break.
  • All PTO scheduling is subject to prior management approval.



  • The Dig Crew Leader must commit to remaining at the assigned location for a minimum of two (2) years.


Leadership Specific

  • Be personally accountable for the performance of employees in the reporting area and the achievement of the area’s goals and strategies. Instill the same sense of accountability in your team members.
  • Exemplify the organization's leadership skills and traits.
  • Serve as a role model for the Company’s Guiding Principles, actively exhibiting behaviors that support its Vision and Mission and align with its direction.
  • Engage in regular, consistent performance management, including coaching, teaching, appraising, and mentoring.

Position-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Oversee, promote, and direct safe, cost-efficient, compliant, and reliable operations and maintenance of assigned locations, facilities, and equipment.

  • Ensure timely and accurate filing and review of required reports.

  • Assist in developing the operational budget and manage the local budget effectively.

  • Provide hands-on supervision for employees, including planning, assigning, and directing work; recommending promotions/progressions; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining; addressing complaints; and resolving problems.

  • Contribute to the system operating plan, including personnel requirements, material needs, subcontract requirements, facility needs, and tooling and equipment needs.

  • Directly resolve operational issues to minimize costs and prevent delays.

  • Educate and ensure that direct reports comply with company, government, and customer policies, procedures, and regulations, including the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive, proprietary, and private information.

  • Develop, monitor, measure, communicate, and report on location-specific goals and strategies that align with company goals.

  • Maintain consistent and effective communication with employees, peers, coworkers, customers, and third parties.

  • Engage in continuous process improvement and expense reduction.

  • Develop employees to work independently and as fully engaged members of departments and teams.

  • Manage conflicts creatively and constructively, addressing and resolving employee disputes appropriately.

  • Set priorities and allocate resources to manage diverse projects successfully.

  • Build positive, partnering relationships with area customers and local government representatives.

  • Obtain and maintain current Operator Qualifications for tasks required of Dig Crew team members to serve as an OQ evaluator.



• 2-year certificate of completion from accredited institution/trade school or experience as determined by the company
• Valid driver’s license and insurability
• Experience analyzing data and preparing compliance reports, statements, and projections
• Experience communicating data and concepts in a manner understandable to a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds

• Experience working in both a scheduled/structured and unscheduled/unstructured, deadline-driven environment
• Ability to teach area of expertise one-on-one and in small groups
• Ability to effectively manage costs within an overall budget structure
• Intermediate level computer skills in Microsoft Office Excel and Outlook, basic level skills with PowerPoint and Word
• Ability to understand, interpret and apply applicable local, state and federal regulations and reporting requirements (i.e., DOT/PHMSA, OSHA, etc.)


• Experience in a leadership position (including serving as a nonprofit board leader, coach, etc.)
• Bachelor’s degree
• Operations experience with high-pressure pipeline systems
• Knowledge of operations, maintenance and construction practices relating to pipeline operations
• Knowledge of Company’s Operations & Maintenance manual
• Aptitude toward mechanics, construction
• Knowledge of natural gas transmission industry
• Experience understanding, interpreting, and applying applicable local, state, and federal regulations and reporting requirements




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