Directional Drill Locator

TrueNet Communications, a Fujitsu Company
Tucson, AZ
Added: March 7, 2024
The Directional Drill Locator is responsible for directional drill locating, reading prints and driving. This role performs tasks involving physical labor at road/highway sites and heavy construction projects. (This is meant to be a guide. Duties may vary dependent upon management.)

Essential Position Functions:

  • Confirm bore path with install foreman/management and drill operator (including walking the bore path.)
  • Perform job site analysis (JSA) including completion of any required documentation.
  • Assess current drill path conditions for safe operation and monitor for changes.
  • Inspect and prepare construction sites to eliminate hazards.
  • Ensure there are proper clearances to install cabling per standards.
  • Record the depth of the tool head as required.
  • Ensure the drill head is in a proper position at the exit pit to connect cabling.
  • Spot for utilities and verify that locates are correct.
  • Locate the drill head from point A to point B without hitting any existing utilities at the correct depth.
  • Prepare and utilize the correct mud mixture.
  • Complete daily inspections on bore equipment.
  • Operate a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Familiarity with mini excavator, skid steer, and drop trench machinery is preferred.
  • Ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed.
  • Other duties as required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED is preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience with directional drill locating is preferred.
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of directional drilling and locating.
  • Must possess knowledge of drilling practices in various soil conditions and mixing drilling mud.
  • Must have knowledge of traffic control standards.
  • Must have knowledge of health and safety regulations, practices, and procedures.
  • Must have knowledge of utility depths and placement.
  • Must be able to read and interpret construction blueprints.
  • Must be able to dig and pothole as necessary.
  • Must have intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) skills.
  • Must be able to efficiently use a Windows-based computer.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete assignments accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Able to effectively handle multiple priorities with a strong attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communications skills.
  • Must be able to work alone, and with a team.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License. CDL is preferred.
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen and criminal background check.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequent walking, standing, sitting within the work area.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical to obtain and maintain a DOT Health Card
  • Regular, extended exposure to all weather conditions, heat, cold, wet, dry.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with employees, management, peers, et al.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those of a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Up to 75% travel required to required work sites.
  • Must be able to work in loud, noise filled environments out in the field.
  • The position requires working independently, as well as part of a team.
  • This position requires verbal and face-to-face contact with others daily.
  • Frequent use of a computer is necessary.
  • This position requires use of all general office equipment.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

TrueNet is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans.

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We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas for this position (H1B, etc.).

TrueNet Communications is a national infrastructure engineering and specialty contractor serving the wireless, broadband, and telecommunications markets. We plan, design, build and support communications infrastructure for our clients across North America. Join our team of professionals where you can advance your career in a fast pace, GROWING industry! We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, 401k, paid time off and paid holidays.