Drill Operator

Champaign, IL

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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