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Responsible for running a variety of directional drilling equipment to install underground conduits and cables.  



  • Operate a Horizontal Directional Drill 

  • May drive equipment to job site 

  • Drill out following the predetermined drill path to the exit pit 

  • Communicate with team to confirm the location of the drill head 

  • Conduct post-job quality checks 

  • Clean, check fluid levels and conduct a visual inspection of vehicle/ equipment to assure your vehicle/equipment is performing at optimum safety, perform the required pre-trip, post trip inspections and the required paperwork, perform needed maintenance including winterizing equipment. 

  • Communicates with Supervisor daily to turn in required paperwork (i.e. Dailies, labor hours, bore logs, vehicle maintenance reports, etc.) 

  • Follows specifications for the job and company policies 

  • Complies with safety procedures and operating manual while driving and at job site 

  • Strive for optimal production while working safely and performing quality work 

  • At end of workday, truck and equipment should be returned to shop and secured. Vehicles and equipment to be kept clean and secured. 



EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: GED/High School Diploma preferred. 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE: Strong knowledge of underground utilities, potholing and DOT regulations. Understand client and company work specifications. 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Minimum 1-3 years demonstrated horizontal directional drilling experience.    

SKILLS/ABILITIES: Manual dexterity, control precision. 

LEADRSHIP: Ability to lead a team and direct the work of others. 

ON-GOING TRAINING: Ability and desire to complete and continue education opportunities for industry certifications, new equipment, etc.


TALKING: Ability to speak effectively and communicate clearly. 

AVERAGE HEARING: Able to hear average conversations and detect the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. 

REPETITIVE MOTION: The employee is regularly required to stand, sit, stoop, bend squat, kneel, crawl, and climb stairs/ladders for extended periods of time. The employee is regularly required to use hands to grasp, push, pull, manipulate, or assemble objects for extended periods of time. 

FINGER DEXTERITY: The employee is regularly required to use fingers to grasp, manipulate, or assemble. 

AVERAGE VISION: Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

PHYSICAL STRENGTH: This position is very active and required standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. Must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds unassisted. 



The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites and in the yard, both indoors and outdoors. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. 



REASONING ABILITY: Ability to deal with a variety of variables under only limited standardization. 

MATHEMATICS ABILITY: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers and common fractions. 

LANGUAGE ABILITY: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to communicate clearly. 



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All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills and abilities included have been determined to be the minima standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization. 

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law. 

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