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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.

Job Description and Responsibilities:
The Operator 3 is responsible for running a variety of equipment related to underground construction in accordance with company policies and safety related procedures.

Primary Responsibilities:

Directional drill operation with 2020 and 3020 machines

Operate large trenchers (115) and plows

Directional drill operation on 15,000lb. machines and under, backhoe, trencher, and/or plow

Proficient in mud mixing, bore gel and locating

Operates mini excavator, skid steer, and drop trench machinery

Responsible for equipment maintenance per service requirements and safety guidelines

Organization of materials and other resources is necessary to complete excavation requirements, which may include basic hand tools

Ensure Company assets are properly and continuously maintained in good repair and secured in a safe manner

Maintain customer rapport by listening to and resolving concerns as well as answering questions

Maintain safe work environment by following codes, standards, and legal regulations


High school diploma or G.E.D. certificate plus 1+ years’ experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience


1-2 years’ experience drilling in both standard and high-risk areas, such as areas with live utilities

1-2 years’ experience as a locator

Knowledge of highway traffic control standards

Knowledge of health and safety regulations, practices and procedures

Technical Skills:

Ability to read and understand blue prints

Knowledge of utility depths and placement

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

CDL Required

Soft Skills:

Highly organized and detail orientated

Ability to detect errors, determine causes, and make corrections as appropriate

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

Ability to comprehend, process and apply both verbal and written skills appropriate to the job

Physical Requirements:

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 50 lbs; includes body weight, equipment, tools and boxes

Ability to work in confined spaces (e. g. attics, crawl spaces, utility holes)

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

May be required to work long and unpredictable hours

Position requires working outdoors in all types of weather



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