Horizontal Directional Drill Operator

Posted Date 10 months ago(8/13/2019 7:29 PM)
# of Openings
Utility Construction


Kelly Cable of New Mexico, LLC, has served the telecom, fiber optics, power, gas and pipeline industries in New Mexico for nearly 30 years. We perform all aspects of aerial and underground construction as well as directional boring in all environments. Kelly Cable has customers located across all major New Mexico markets, with additional key locations including Santa Fe, Roswell, Las Cruces, Las Vegas and Farmington.


- Operate Horizontal Directional Drill - May drive equipment to job site - Confirms with locator/lead the bore path to drill - Set equipment up including the drill, alarm, water tanks and grounding the machine - Drill out following the predetermined drill path to the exit pit - Communicate with the locator/lead via radio to confirm the location of the drill head - Assist with the install of proper puling gear and hook up product - Reverse process to install product - Oversee laborers and/or crew member’s work and monitor time usage - Conduct post-job quality checks - 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 the required paperwork, perform needed maintenance including winterizing equipment. - Communicates with Supervisor daily to turn in required paperwork (i.e. Dailies, labor hours, bore logs, vehicle maintenance reports, etc.) - Follows specifications for the job and company policies - Complies with safety procedures while driving and at job site - Strive for optimal production while working safely and performing quality work - At end of work day, truck and equipment should be returned to shop and secured. Vehicles and equipment to be kept clean and secured.


- 1 to 3 years demonstrated Horizontal Directional Drilling experience - Strong knowledge of underground utilities - 2 to 3 years demonstrated experience in dry utilities preferred - Knowledge of underground pot holing is a plus - Working knowledge of DOT regulations (Vehicle and Operator Qualifications) - Understanding of client and company work specifications - Ability to comply with the “Operator’s Manual” for your particular equipment - Self-motivated, safety, quality and production minded - Ability to read and comprehend and follow all quality/safety policies and procedures - Maintain valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL Class A, with airbrake endorsement and tanker endorsement)


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