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HDD Locator

Full-time Employee




1-2 weeks


base pay, plus production bonus

Job Description

The Horizontal Directional Drill Locator is responsible for locates and pilots directional drill head for placement of Conduit and/or Communication Cables.

Primary Responsibilities:
•Locates Head and path for Horizontal Directional Bore Rig
•Operation of Mini Excavators and Hydro Vacs, Hand digging when required
•Clears brush and digs up utility lines
•Operates line location instruments and leak detection instruments when necessary
•Prepares sketches for field notes in construction layouts and as-built
•Researches as-built drawings for line locations
•Walks out jobsite to plan construction path around painted or flagged utility locates, contacts Utility Company and/ or building or property owners when knowledge of un-locatable private lines may be present
•Maintains inventory, equipment, supplies and assigned vehicle
•Calibrates and maintains sonde/beacon on Directional Drill
•Maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
•All other duties as assigned

Technical Skills:
•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
•Ability to perform and/or instruct entry level skills and practices

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 Requirements

•High school diploma or G.E.D. plus 3 years of experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

•Knowledge of highway traffic control standards
•Knowledge of operation and maintenance of electronic locating equipment for Directional Drill
•Knowledge of health and safety regulations, practices and procedures
•Knowledge of reading and interpreting AT&T and/or CATV design prints

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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About Us

Communications (BCI) is a Utility Construction Contractor providing Outside Plant (OSP) and Inside Plant construction and engineering services. Telecommunications clients are located in the DFW metro and other parts of Texas. The BCI office is located in Arlington, Texas.

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