Directional Drill Operator Job at Midwestern Electric, LLC., Indianapolis, IN

  • Midwestern Electric, LLC.
  • Indianapolis, IN

Job Description

Job Description

Job Description

General Purpose
The primary responsibility for this position consists of installing fiber duct, conduit and cable through the use of directional drilling, trenching and/or pulling equipment. Ancillary responsibilities include job-site safety, utility location, construction coordination, as well as equipment mobilization and maintenance.
Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as needed.

Supervision Received

● Works under the supervision of and reports directly to the Foreman.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
● Operate directional drills/locators and similar heavy equipment;
● Drive/tow truck with drill to job site;
● Conduct pre-job site surveys to assure all utilities have been located and accounted for;
● Perform routine labor (i.e. potholing, equipment set-up, conduit/duct/cable placement) as required;
● Assure that all located utilities in the construction path have been potholed;
● Complete regular maintenance on trucks and boring machines;
● Clean, check fluid levels and conduct a visual inspection of vehicle/equipment to assure your vehicle/equipment is performing at optimum safety, perform the required pre-trip, post-trip inspections and required paperwork, perform needed maintenance including winterizing equipment;

● Communicate with Supervisor daily;
● Provide training and assistance to coworkers as needed;
● Perform clean-up and housekeeping activities.

Peripheral Duties

● Performs other duties as assigned, consistent with this job description

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of:

● Horizontal drill operation;
● Duct, cable, and vault construction;
● Locating equipment and operation;

● Heavy equipment operation;
● Understanding of utility locating laws and compliance procedures;
● Ability to work independently;

Ability to:

● Commit to job site safety, including the ability to successfully pass drug tests while demonstrating a desire to get the job done;

● Communicate effectively with other personnel, city officials, and customers in a professional manner, both orally and in writing;

● Analyze and appropriately solve problems and resolve conflicts;
● Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and the public under sometimes stressful conditions;
● Maintain a professional demeanor at all times;
● Multitask and be organized under pressured daily issues.

Minimum Acceptable Experience and Training

● CDL and heavy equipment operation experience preferred.

Essential Physical Abilities
An employee in this class should have sufficient physical and mental capability, with or without reasonable accommodation to:
● Listen and respond to voice instructions; to communicate effectively in person, on the telephone and in a courtroom environment; to discern verbal instructions;
● View and review a wide variety of written and electronic materials, to operate both technology and heavy equipment as required in support of assigned responsibilities;
● Perform essential job functions in an office or field setting that may require lifting/moving 50 lbs., bending, stooping, kneeling, stretching and other physical exertions including performing tasks involving hand/wrist/arm movements, all in inclement weather conditions and with exposure to personal hazards.

Tools, Equipment, and Information Technology (IT) Required for the Position

● Vehicles and equipment as required during working hours;
● Personal protective equipment such as gloves, ear plugs, safety glasses, hard hats, safety vests and similar as required;
● Equipment maintenance tools and supplies as needed;
● Other miscellaneous office, technology, and software needs that are consistent with this job description from time to time as required.

Work Environment
Tasks require a variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching and lifting (moving up to 50 pounds and occasionally moving up to 80 pounds). Talking, hearing and seeing are essential to performing required job functions. Frequent exposure to changing weather conditions. Employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to vibration. Daily local travel required in the normal course of job performance.

Travel Requirements
● The employee must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and proof of valid insurance.
● Some local travel required.

Our Company is an Equal Employment Opportunities Employer and it is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, housing status or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. It is the policy of the company to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, housing status or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company- sponsored employee activities. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity or age limitations will be adhered to by the company where appropriate.


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift


  • Heavy equipment operation: 2 years (Required)


  • CDL A (Required)

Work Location: On the road

Job Tags

Local area, Shift work,

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