Directional Drilling Operator


  • Honesty
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Professionalism
  • Safety


  • 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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