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Experienced HDD & Locators

Full-time Employee


Northern California


January 2021


Based on proven experience. BSGI Production and/or Hourly Pay.


Valid driver’s license with clean driving record. Drug free workplace. Background check required. Willing to travel. Highly motivated individual with the ability to communicate with all personnel on the project. Able to work independently, demonstrate good judgement and problem solving skills. Positive attitude, quality focused. Must put safety first and to adhere to company policies. Able to follow direction and retain vital training and information. Commercial Driver’s License a plus!

Job Description

Job Summary:

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

Primary Responsibilities:
Locates Head and path for Horizontal Directional Bore Rig
Operates drill equipment as well as other equipment to complete drilling
Operation of Mini Excavators and Hydro Vacs, uses hand digging when required
Responsible to read utility placement locate paint and/or locate flags
Clears brush, digs up utility lines, completes restoration
Operates line location instruments and leak detection instruments when necessary
Prepares sketches for field notes in construction layouts and as-built
Reviews as-built drawings for line locations
Walks out job site to plan construction path around utility locates, communicates with utilitiy companies or owners when unlocatable private
lines may be present
Communicates daily with Project Supervisor
Maintains inventory, equipment, supplies and assigned vehicle to company standards
Calibrates and maintains sonde/beacon on Directional Drill
Maintains effective working relationships with those contacted in the course work
Performs all other duties as assigned

Requirements :
High school diploma or G.E.D. plus 2 years of experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge of highway traffic control standards
Knowledge of industry procedures governing excavation
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

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, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment while maintaining quality and safety standards
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

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 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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