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Directional Drill Operator

Full-time Employee


Job Description

NX Utilities, a QualTek company, is a Telecom & Utility Construction Company with a large and diverse customer base stretching from coast to coast. With a national footprint and a well-trained mobile workforce, NX Utilities has everything necessary to help wireline clients meet their construction and engineering needs.

NX Utilities strives to provide the highest levels of service to our partners in the telecommunications industry. We combine cutting-edge technology, innovative solutions, skilled professionals, and an unfailing commitment to safety to ensure that we meet our customer’s communication needs with the highest levels of reliability and quality.

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Job Description and Responsibilities :

Job Summary:

The Directional Drill Operator is responsible for operating a multitude of different directional drilling equipment required for underground construction.

Primary Responsibilities:

Operate drill equipment and various other equipment in conjunction with drilling duties. i.e. Directional Drill, Hydro Vac, Excavator, etc.

Responsible to read locate paint or locate flags of utility placement, and possess the ability to “read the job layout” including valves and meter housings that may or may not have been located

Ensuring Company assets (vehicles, equipment, tools, etc.) are properly and continuously maintained in good repair and secured in a safe manner

Read blueprints organization of materials and other resources as necessary to complete excavation requirements, which may include basic hand tools

Maintain bore logs

Maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

All other duties as assigned

Requirements :


High school diploma or G.E.D. plus 5-10 years of experience operating a direction drill; or equivalent combination of education and experience


3-5 years of experience as a Directional Drill Locator

Ability to drill drilling in both standard and high-risk areas, such as areas with live utilities

Ability to listen to and implement directions

Knowledge of highway traffic control standards

Knowledge of operation and maintenance of all equipment

Knowledge of Underground Construction practices

Knowledge of health and safety regulations, practices and procedures

Knowledge of reading and interpreting AT&T and/or CATV design prints

Technical Skills:

Ability to identify and use the tools required for maintaining and servicing the drill, drill stem, and rack as well as the ability to diagnose and/or relay any problems to a certified repair technician

Ability to read and interpret construction and engineering plans

Ability to research land and plat information and communicate design prints

Ability to accurately sketch and record field notes and computations fir as-builts

Ability to perform and/or instruct entry level skills and practices as required

Soft Skills:

Ability to read, comprehend and carry out instructions

Effective listening, interacting and writing skills

Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment

Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

Physical Requirements:

A valid driver’s class A license is required or ability to acquire within 90 days

Must be able to pass pre-employment screening that includes background and drug testing

Individuals must have a valid driver’s license and driving record meeting the company policy conditions

Must be in good physical condition with the ability to stoop, crawl, bend at the knees and waist, squat and lift 80 lbs; includes body weight, equipment, tools and boxes

Must be able to stand for long periods of time on varied surfaces

Position requires working outdoors in all types of weather and in close proximity to vehicular traffic

May be required to work long and unpredictable hours


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