Directional Drilling Operator


To be a Partner of Excellence for every customer as we provide the highest level of electrical services in the industry by an employee team committed to our uncompromising values of Safety, Quality, and Integrity.


  • Competitive Wages
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Bereavement Leave
  • Paid Jury Duty Leave
  • Skills and Management Training


  • Operate Horizontal Directional Drill.
  • Assist in potholing and remediation.
  • Assist with setting hand holes and completing tie-ins.
  • Drive equipment to job site.
  • Confirms with locator/lead the bore path to drill.
  • Set equipment up including the drill, 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 pulling 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. Bore log, vehicle maintenance reports, etc.).
  • Follows specifications for the job and company policies.
  • Complies with safety/operating procedures while driving/operating at job site.
  • Strives for optimal production while working safely and performing quality work that meets or exceeds company and customer work requirements.


  • 5+ years of demonstrated Horizontal Directional Drilling experience.
  • Strong knowledge of underground utilities.
  • Working knowledge of DOT regulations (Vehicle and Operator Qualifications).
  • Ability to understand and comply with the “Operator’s Manual” for the equipment.
  • Ability to understand and follow all quality/safety policies and procedures.
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL Class A, with airbrake endorsement).
  • Ability to work in all types of weather.
  • Knowledge of underground pot holing preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills with careful attention to detail and timely follow-through.
  • Must be self-directed and capable of handling multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Able to work effectively in stressful, time-sensitive environments.

Arrow Electric Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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