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Directional Drill Operator in Anton, TX at NX UTILITIES

Date Posted: 3/13/2018

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Job Description

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

Job Requirements


  • 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


Technical Skills:

  • Ability to identify and use the tools required for maintaining and servicing the drill, drill stem, and rack as well as the ability to diagnose and/or relay any problems to a certified repair technician
  • 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 fir as-builts
  • Ability to perform and/or instruct entry level skills and practices as required


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


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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