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Directional Drill Operator/Locator Trainee

Company: MasTec Network Solutions
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Job Description:

MasTec North America, Inc. is a leading national infrastructure construction company operating throughout the United

States. MasTecs' activities include the installation, maintenance and upgrade of communication and utility

infrastructure, including but not limited to: communications, electrical and natural gas distribution infrastructure.

Job Purpose

The Directional Drill Operator/Locator Trainee is responsible for learning how to properly become a Drill Operator/

Locator by following job training and instruction safely and efficiently, as provided by the Foreman, Operator, and Locator

on the crew. Learn to safely operate the directional drill to place product underground, then locate the drill head to

understand elevation changes and make decisions on depths to drill to avoid hitting underground utilities. This position

supports the Line team and works with personnel within the department.

Essential Functions

  • Observe and be hands on when appropriate while crew leader is operating the directional drill.
  • Spot and expose dig utilities for the directional driller so any existing lines are not hit.
  • Fill out an effective pre-job briefing to mitigate hazards on the job site.
  • Before taking on the lead role, must know how to properly fill this out before starting any work.
  • Engage in learning to perform the following tasks:
  • Operate the drill rig efficiently.
  • Prepare job and drill so that the shot can be performed safely.
  • Pothole all utilities that will either be paralleled or crossed during the bore shot.
  • Verify existing utilities.
  • Fill water tanks with water.
  • Combine water with chemicals for boring according to the ground you are drilling in.
  • Locate the drill head from point A to point B without hitting any utilities at the correct depth.
  • Hook up swivel, reamer, and pipe product that will be pulled back to complete the bore shot.
  • Before the bore shot is started, walk out bore shot to ensure all utilities have been located and develop a plan for going above or below each utility or obstacle in the bore path.
  • Pull back the product with the correct hole opener and utilize the correct mud mixture to insure that the product makes it from point B to point A.
  • Inspect and maintain job equipment.
  • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.

    In addition to the valuable skills gained through training and on-the-job experience, MasTec offers competitive pay,

    including medical, vision and dental coverage, 401K and employee stock discounts.

    MasTec is a proud supporter of our U.S. military, veterans and their families - Thank You for Your

    Service! Active military, transitioning service members and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Keywords: MasTec Network Solutions, Elkhart , Directional Drill Operator/Locator Trainee, Other , Elkhart, Indiana

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