When you choose a career at PUCC you join a family of experienced utility construction professionals. Organized in 1991 by founding father Ernie Woodcock, PUCC operates under the adage that the biggest asset PUCC has is its people. “What makes PUCC such a good company with the best product is our people,” says Mr. Woodcock. “We are always looking for intelligent, dedicated and hard-working employees.”
At PUCC you join a team of reputable, experienced trenchless technology specialists. For over 25 years PUCC employees have provided sewer and water pipeline construction services to cities and municipalities in the American southeast and mid-west. Today company employees are industry leaders in providing trenchless water and sewer pipeline services via pipe bursting and UV CIPP lining. Headquartered in Portland, TN, the company also maintains division offices in Knoxville, TN and Houston, TX. PUCC is an innovative, progressive company that cares about you, your family and your career in the water and sewer pipeline rehabilitation industry.
Earn More than a paycheck
At PUCC we care about your long-term career goals and offer pathways for advancement up the career ladder. You earn more than a paycheck at PUCC by working with people who have successfully made it to the top in the utility construction industry. PUCC’s pathway to success offers:
Best in Class with an Emphasis on Excellence
PUCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and continually seeks to add innovated and highly motivated self-starters to its family of utility construction professionals. At PUCC we strive to move in a progressive, forward-thinking direction with quality, safety and technology as the building blocks for the future. Because the sewer and water pipeline rehabilitation industry has evolved into a more specialized and technical service, success training, education and shared knowledge from experienced personnel are PUCC’s guiding lights for tomorrow. “Our lasting legacy, says Michael Woodcock, son of founding father Ernie Woodcock, is to develop our skills, knowledge and leadership abilities for the next generation. As a group it is our desire to promote and educate others on the benefits of trenchless technology. At PUCC, a diverse workforce with an emphasis on excellence and a best-in-class operation are the guideposts for both employee and future business development.”
“A Family of Dedicated Professionals United In Spirit"
Are you driven by a burning passion to succeed? If so we want you!
PUCC is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the Tennessee Drug Free Workplace program. All information provided will be in the strictest confidence.
If offered employment and accepted, you are required by law to show proof of eligibility to work in the USA. Employment is “at will” and either the employee or Portland Utilities Construction Co., LLC may terminate the relationship at will, with or without cause, at any time, so long as there is no violation of applicable federal or state law.
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PUCC strives to provide employees with a satisfactory work/life balance and a financial security peace of mind. PUCC offers benefit programs to eligible employees to help assist in achieving personal, health and financial goals. The following benefit programs are available to eligible employees who meet a continuous and specified length of service criteria that is applicable to the corresponding benefit. The criteria’s are explained further in the employee handbook. PUCC employees may access the employee handbook on this website under the “Employee Portal” page.
Health and Wellness
Group Medical Insurance Plan
Group Dental Insurance Plan
No Cost disability program
Voluntary additional insurance policies (Aflac)
Up to fifteen (15) paid vacation/sick days
Up to six (6) paid holidays per year
Retirement and Savings
401 (K) Salary Savings Plan with employer matching contributions
Deferred Compensation Plan
Paid membership in selected professional associations (i.e. National Utility Contractors Association; International Pipe Bursting Association; Tennessee Association of Utility Districts)
Family Emergency Leave (Includes Pregnancy)
Military, Military Reserve or National Guard Leave
We request the following information to help us make the best possible placement. You should complete all portions of this application that pertain to you. All information provided will be held in strict confidence.
• If offered employment and accepted, you are required by law to show proof of eligibility to work in the USA.
• Press "Go to" or following step button to move forward with the application.
• Press the "Submit Application" button when you have completed your application.
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Select your Application type to begin:
HOURLY - Online Application (English | Español)
SALARY - Online Application (English | Español)
Application & New Hire Process
The purpose of this process is to explain the steps recommended for hiring a new employee and/or new truck driver and the training that may be required to bring the new employee and/or driver up to the quality and safety standards of our current workforce.
Note: No promises made during the employment interview can negate the employment at-will concept. PUCC does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. PUCC is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the Tennessee drug free workplace program.
PUCC recommends you search our open positions to find a job suitable to your skills and interests. We further recommend you review the Meet Us, Services and Projects sections of our website to learn more about the company and what services we provide our clients.
Submit an application
PUCC has made available an online application for both hourly and salary applicants. We recommend you submit an online application for the open position listed under the career section of the website. Please apply only for the position(s) that most closely fits your skills and qualifications. You can upload materials such as resumes and cover letters as an attachment to your application to further document your experience, skills and education.
Upon receipt of your online application, someone from our office may contact you via telephone or e-mail to learn more about you. As we may receive numerous resumes from time to time, please feel free to follow-up with a phone call to one of our office locations.
If you are close enough to one of our office or field office locations, you may be asked to drop by and meet with us in person. If during this first interview, a hiring decision is made, you may be asked to go to a local facility and submit a pre-employment drug screen. PUCC participates in the Tennessee drug free workplace program, and it is our policy that all new employees be subjected to a pre-employment drug screen. In the meantime, an offer of employment will be subject to the passing of a drug screen. Once a favorable hiring decision has been made subsequent to receipt of your drug screen results, you will be asked to provide two (2) forms of identification in which a photocopy will be made for your confidential employment file.
First Interview for Drivers of Company Vehicles, Non-CDL Drivers and CDL Truck Drivers
The application process for Non-CDL and CDL Truck Drivers is governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If you are a Non-CDL or CDL Truck Driver Applicant, you may expect the following first interview process to apply in addition to the above first interview process:
a. Driver Qualification File
If you are applying for an administrative, managerial, marketing or financial position, you may be asked to participate in a second interview. The second interview is to demonstrate your technical proficiency and your familiarity or interest in the sewer and water rehabilitation industry. Our goal at the second interview is to assess your skills, experience, education and qualifications.
If you are applying for a senior level position, we will likely follow up with a third interview, this time with the company Chief Member, Member or both.
Once you receive a favorable hiring decision and become part of the PUCC family, you may be expected to participate in a one (1) to two (2) day training program. The training program for hourly employees, truck driver employees and salary employees is located under the employee portal section of this website and is accessible to authorized employees.
Application & New Hire Process