Drill Operator

Champaign, IL

  • Pavlov Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.

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    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Set up and operate directional bore machinery
    • Maintains equipment by performing routine and emergency maintenance
    • Willingly and cooperatively responds to outside plant emergency calls as needed
    • All other duties as assigned


    • Digitrac SE Locating System (preferred by not necesarry)
    • Experience drilling, trenching and boring
    • Knowledge of the telecommunication construction and cable installation practices and procedures
    • Knowledge with underground cable construction
    • Skill in operating various vehicles, heavy machinery and heavy construction equipment such as backhoe, sneaker, vibratory plow, etc
    • Vermeer experience preferred

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Must have valid Driver's License and reliable transportation
    • Must have clean driving record
    • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screening
    • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions
    • CDL Driver's License preferred, but not required for hire

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Ability to work with little or no supervision
    • Ability to read and interpret various formats of English language instructions such as maps, blue prints, diagrams, etc.
    • Skill in completing multiple tasks, identifying problems and finding resolutions
    • Ability to communication with customers, co-workers and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner
    • Ability to meet deadlines, performs under stress and achieve optimum results
    • Maintain strict confidentiality guidelines in accordance with Company policy
    • Demonstrates dependability through good attendance and adherence to timelines and schedules
    • Ability to effectively function as a team player and project a positive attitude
    • Able and willing to be on-call and work extended hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays
    • Able and willing to continue technical skill development by attending training away from home for an extended time frame

    Physical Abilities:

    • Must be able to hear and have visual acuity including close vision
    • Ability to lift 70+ pounds
    • Must be able to walk, stoop, kneel, bend, crawl, and move through a job site
    • Ability to work in confined spaces
    • Must be able to be active for 10+ hours per day
    • Ability to drive for extended periods of time