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GraveDigger & Field Technician 

Category Transportation  

About The Company:

The Wilbert Group is a precast concrete manufacturer and service provider that serves the funeral service, building trades, and agricultural markets. The Wilbert Group offers a range of manufactured concrete products, including burial vaults, monuments, lawn crypts, columbarium niches, septic tanks, retaining walls, storm shelters, and agricultural precast products. The company operates manufacturing plants, warehouses, monument production facilities, a casket manufacturing plant, and nine crematories. Their monument division produces granite memorials and markers, custom granite signage, and engraved brick pavers, and they also engage in wholesale monument sales.

Job Summary:

As a Grave Digger, you will be working alongside the Field Technician who specializes in graveside services. Your primary responsibility is to safely transport the backhoe to the cemetery to excavate and close graves for our upcoming services. Secondary responsibilities will include setting up burial vaults, arranging tents and chairs, delivering products for cemetery stock, and assisting Funeral Directors and Cemetery Personnel with various tasks. Your contributions will directly impact the overall experience of our customers during these sensitive occasions.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Pre and post-trip inspection of your truck and trailer.
  • Verify the backhoe and all necessary equipment are present and in good working condition.
  • Safely drive to the cemetery, arriving a minimum of 3 hours prior to the scheduled service time.
  • Evaluate the gravesite for obstacles, the best access point, and necessary actions needed to minimize impact on the surrounding area.
  • Excavate the grave to the proper dimensions, mounding the appropriate amount of dirt for backfilling. Dispose of the remaining dirt per the cemetery's requirements.
  • Provide assistance to Funeral Directors, including helping with flowers and pallbearing.
  • Close (backfill) the grave at the conclusion of the service, helping the Field Technician break down graveside equipment and load it onto the truck.
Position Requirements
  • A clean driving record and the ability to pass a DOT physical examination. Non-CDL position.
  • Availability for occasional overnight travel.
  • Experience operating a backhoe, demonstrating proficiency in equipment operation.
  • Physical capability to lift and carry loads weighing 75+ lbs.
  • Proficiency in reading maps and understanding directions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills, allowing for efficient task management.
  • Exceptional communication skills, maintaining professionalism and courtesy with customers.
  • Ability to drive the daily route safely, efficiently, and punctually.
  • Aptitude for problem-solving and adaptability in various service scenarios.
  • Ability to understand and document DOT vehicle inspections and Hours of Service using ELD.

Note: This job description is intended to provide an overview of the role's responsibilities and requirements. Additional duties related to the ongoing needs of the organization may be assigned to the employee.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position GraveDigger & CSR  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 8/31/2023  
Location Clackamas- 585  
About the Organization Wilbert Funeral Services Inc. is a concrete manufacturer and service provider to the funeral service, building trades and agricultural market places. Manufactured products include burial vaults, monuments, septic tanks, retaining walls, storm shelters and miscellaneous agricultural precast products. Our operations include manufacturing plants and warehouses in 20 states.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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