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Horizontal Directional Drill Locator in Camas, WA at NX UTILITIES

Date Posted: 6/14/2018

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Job Description

Job Summary: 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

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


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


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