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Directional Underground Operator

Independent Contractor

California, Washington

Seattle, California




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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

Other Requirements

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

Job Description

Rad Communications, 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, Rad Communications has everything necessary to help our clients meet their construction and engineering needs.

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

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


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