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Horizontal Directional Drill Operator/Locator


The following is a brief list of duties and responsibilities that a Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) Operator / Locator will need to carry out, including but not limited to:

  • Carry out daily inspections, greasing, fueling and safe machine operation duties.
  • Set up machinery and ensure all ground conditions are safe, prior to any drilling / boring.
  • Effectively monitor operation of equipment.
  • Observe proper loading of equipment on any trailers.
  • Assist labors as necessary.
  • Perform appropriate duties as assigned by the Foreman or Supervisor.
  • Maintain a safe and clean workspace, including the Company’s equipment and vehicles.
  • Follow all established safety and OSHA rules and regulations.
  • Obtain necessary operator qualifications as required by the Company.
  • Complete daily equipment inspection reports for any/all equipment.
  • Immediately report any defects of the equipment to the Foreman and Superintendent.
  • Follow safe operating instructions that stay within compliance of the manufacturer’s specifications and the scope of the project.
  • Attend all safety meetings and trainings as required by the Company.

Job Requirements:

  • Prefer prior experience operating or locating on various types of horizontal directional drilling equipment; Ditch Witch, Vermeer, American Auger.
  • Must be knowledgeable drilling in various soil conditions.
  • Resume with references is required.
  • Experience working and drilling in the Utility / Energy industry.
  • Valid Driver’s License is required. Class A CDL is preferred.
  • Travel is required.

Job Type: Full Time


  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Vacation
  • 401K