MP Nexlevel, LLC
 Hays, KS

Requisition Number: DBOPE02137

The role of a Horizontal/Directional Drill Operator and Locator includes operating horizontal/directional drill rigs, locating equipment and product support equipment. Perform semi-skilled activities related to HDD locating must be familiar with industry standards, policies, guidelines, and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operates Horizontal Directional Drill for installation of underground telecommunications cable conduit, including fiber optic cable
  • Ensures safety of the public and other utilities underground facilities
  • Performs all duties according to prescribed safety procedures and uses appropriate safety equipment
  • Setup and cleanup of work site including traffic and pedestrian control
  • Reads utility locates and coordinating day lighting of these facilities
  • Ensures all applicable permits and locates are complete and on site
  • Inspects the work that is in progress to ensure that the workmanship conforms to specifications
  • Operates construction equipment to facilitate alignment, movement, and adjustment of machinery to conform to grade specifications
  • Level earth to final grade specifications
  • Operates vehicles and equipment operations from trucks to other equipment as directed and certified
  • Performs proper maintenance by greasing, oiling, and making minor repairs on equipment
  • Leads teams in the field effectively and efficiently as needed and directed by supervisor

Locator Responsibilities:

  • Confirm bore path with install foreman and drill operator (including walking the bore path)
  • Perform job site analysis (JSA) including completion of paperwork
  • Ensure there are proper clearances to install the product per standards
  • Record the depth of the tool head as required
  • Ensure the drill head is in a good position at the exit pit to connect the product
  • Oversee laborers and/or crew member’s work and monitor time usage