We readily admit that the work we do at Midwest Mole is not for everyone. Our work is challenging, and it goes without saying that you’ll likely get more than just your hands dirty. But at the same time, we believe that work should be rewarding and enjoyable, instead of being something you dread when you wake up every morning. So, what makes a good Midwest Mole employee?
For us, the biggest thing is work ethic. If you’re not willing to roll up your sleeves and work hard, you will not be a good fit for Midwest Mole. In addition, trenchless tunneling is work that often requires travel, which means we need people who are willing to sacrifice some of their time at home for nights in hotels.
Another major piece of the puzzle for us is that our employees need to be passionate about what they do on a daily basis. You’re not just pushing pipe in the ground ― you’re encountering new and exciting challenges every day. If you don’t take pride in your work, and you don’t truly enjoy your job, you won’t fit in with our team of dedicated people.
There’s another aspect of the Midwest Mole life where you either have it or you don’t, and that’s whether you’re claustrophobic. We will never judge or make fun of you for being afraid of tight spaces, but the fact of the matter is, our people spend a significant amount of time underground, crawling around in rather narrow pipes. Our team is full of supportive, friendly people, but we need to know what your skillset is, and whether we’ll be able to send you underground without worrying that you’ll freak out down there!
Who doesn’t fit in with the Midwest Mole family? If you’re the type of person that needs to have a consistent schedule, working similar hours and days every week, it’s probably not going to work out. In our industry, change is a constant, and we need to be able to adapt to any curveballs thrown our way. Beyond that, we need people who own their work, and don’t make excuses. If you’re selfish, or if all you care about is your paycheck, Midwest Mole isn’t an environment where you’ll thrive.
If none of this information scared you off yet, and if you’re still reading this post, why not head over to our Careers page and submit your resume today? We’re always looking for talented, hard-working people to join the Midwest Mole family!