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Thompson Industrial Services is an established and proven leader in the industrial cleaning business. We are strategically located throughout the Eastern United States. Few companies can match our quality, safety, integrity and diversity. We perform industrial cleaning in industries such as paper mills, steel mills, nuclear plants, manufacturing, refineries, automotive, power plants and chemical plants.

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Vac Truck Operators w/ CDL-Buckner, KY

Location: Buckner, KY


The Vac Truck Operator is to safely operate extremely high pressured water-blast units to clean customer systems (pipes, boilers, tanks, etc.), operate industrial vacuum units and safely drive Thompson Industrial Services trucks.


  • Basic knowledge and ability to operate high-pressured water-blaster and vacuum equipment.
  • Properly prepares equipment and worksite on a daily basis.
  • Ensures that assigned tasks are performed safely with the highest level of quality.
  • Effectively communicate with Front Line Supervisors on area such as safety, quality and integrity.


  • Tools, equipment, machinery used: Large industrial cleaning equipment and materials, large industrial vehicles.
  • May periodically use computers for training purposes.
  • Working conditions: outside work, extreme temperatures, noisy conditions, shift work, flexible schedules, on-call hours, 24/7 availability.
  • Physical effort required: Heavy lifting, working with large machinery, confined spaces, and heights.
  • Travel required: Regular overnight travel will be required for this position.


  •  Able to read and write-no high school diploma required.
  •  Able to pass drug tests (pre-employment, random, and annual).
  •  Valid driverís license required.
  •  CDL driverís license preferred.
  •  Able to physically control industrial hydro blasting and vacuum equipment.
  •  Able to carry industrial hoses (up to 60 lbs.) up and down multiple flights of stairs.
  •  Must be able and not afraid to enter confined spaces through a man hole.
  •  Must not be afraid of heights.
  •  Must be safety conscious and have good work ethics.
  •  Basic mechanical skills preferred.
  •  Ability to respond for assignments within 1 hour.
  •  Must have telephone access and able to be reached at all times.
  •  Must complete all pre and post training including safety, new hire, and regulatory.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Holidays, Vacation, 401K, Life.



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