Drill Operator / Locator Needed

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Preferred Hiring Terms

Full-time Employee



Grand Rapids, MI

Starting Date


Pay Rate & Details

Hourly depending on experience


•High school diploma or equivalent. •Must have 2 years’ directional drill experience as a drill operator or locator. •Able to use a utility locator to find existing UG services •Have general knowledge of local and federal utility locating laws and requirements for directional drill operations. •Must have basic operating experience with heavy equipment. •Required to frequently stand, walk, and sit. •Required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel or crouch to wire cables an

Other Requirements

•Able to lift, handle, and carry 80-pound ladder and meet ladder safety requirements. •Able to work at heights of 3-25 ft. •Able to operate bucket trucks and aerial lifts. •Able to push, lift, pull or carry up to 100 pounds. •Able to bend, stand, walk, sit, crawl, climb, and lift throughout each day. Reach with hands and arms to climb or balance. Stoop, kneel or crouch to wire cables and string wire. •Must possess a valid driver’s license and CDL Class A preferred. •Must pass a background check

Job Description

•Install new or replacement coax cable by directional drill or hand digging.
•Perform construction work such as digging holes, placing poles, laying cable in the ground, unreeling, pulling and stringing wire and cable from pole to pole.
•Place fiber cable from central office through conduit or attach pole lines to customer business or distribution points in the loop.
•Install, move or remove aerial, underground or building wire/cable, using necessary equipment, poles and hardware per customer and supervisory order.
•Move, lift, or pull weights of 100 pounds or more to operate power equipment such as compressors, pumps, blowers, winches and hydraulic equipment such as aerial lifts (buckets), diggers, directional bore rigs, and trenchers. Must be able to lift or move manhole covers or similar items.
•Maintain thorough and current proficiency of FCC and performance specifications, and can without supervision, initiate and complete comprehensive testing including all FCC required or recommended tests and measurements.
•Responsible for the correct, safe and efficient locating and marking of underground utilities by thoroughly searching for underground plant in an area. Properly mark the location and complete the necessary paperwork.
•Complete and supply necessary documentation for daily reporting.
•Communicate with customers and other employees to help maintain code and to communicate job status and issues surrounding daily activities.

Contact Information

Cancelled/Expired Listing
Listed: 12/6/2017
Expires: 3/6/2018