JOB DESCRIPTION

Directional Drill Operators/Locators are responsible for running a variety of directional drilling equipment; Directional Drill, Excavator, Forklift, Dump truck etc. The individual in this position is required to work at all times with safety in mind. Must be able to read, understand and follow company policies and procedures related to safety, and attend all scheduled safety meetings, as well as competent person and OSHA training. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. CLASS A CDL IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.


  • Operates drilling equipment and various other construction equipment
  • Experience drilling in both standard and high-risk areas, such as areas with live utilities
  • Have knowledge of utility depths and placement
  • Possess general knowledge of construction practices and be familiar with equipment
  • Respect the importance of ensuring Company assets (vehicles, equipment, tools, etc.) are properly and continuously maintained in good repair and secured in a safe manner
  • Ability to read blueprints Organization of materials and other resources is necessary to complete excavation requirements, which may include basic hand tools


Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • 1+ year experience operating a directional drill
  • 1+ year experience as a locator
  • Ability to listen to and implement directions
  • Candidates must pass pre-employment testing (MVR, drug screen and background check)
  • Must have basic computer skills in order to develop and maintain bore logs
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment
  • Must be able to climb up and down ladders, scaffoldings and lifts
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions; this includes extreme temperatures
  • At times you may be required to work in trenches, manholes, tunnels, closets, and crawl spaces
  • Must be able to lift up to 80 lbs. from floor and above head
  • Have knowledge and ability to identify and use basic hand tools
  • Class A CDL license
  • Must be willing to travel


All applicants must pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen. Benefits available include Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance.

Excel Utility Contractors, LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also Excel’s policy to comply with all applicable state, federal and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.