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Alliant Energy Directional Drill Operator in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

5590BRJob Responsibilities:

  • Operates horizontal directional drill in accordance with blueprints and designated plans.

  • Operates directional drill locating equipment.

  • Operates Hydro Vac Equipment.

  • Maintains company equipment per service requirements and safety guidelines.

  • Performs simple maintenance on drilling equipment including but not limited to vice jaw changes, sub saver installation, etc.

  • Assists with construction clean-up as necessary.

  • Drives truck with trailer attached, hauling directional drill or associated equipment to the work site as directed.

  • Works outside in varying weather conditions.

  • Operates backhoe, trencher, mini excavator, digger/derrick truck, large system boom trucks (with a crew), hydro vac and trailer and associated equipment when needed.

  • Performs underground installation of fiber, electric and gas utilities and associated equipment.

  • Exposes existing utilities, which may also require the use of hand tools.

  • Uses underground locating equipment to identify utilities.

  • Installs underground utilities (gas, electric, fiber, etc.)

  • Performs the necessary clerical work to account for mapping of material/equipment installed, material usage and time as required.

  • Performs route planning and mapping with GPS technology.

  • May assist line and gas crews with all associated work.

  • Applies general knowledge of material used in construction of electrical and gas systems to perform work.

  • May work alone when safe and/or may work with crews.

  • Performs utility type duties.

  • Patrol lines.

  • Obtains and delivers equipment, materials, and supplies to and from storeroom or other locations.

  • Performs minor maintenance duties of truck and associated equipment.

  • Trains other employees as assigned in above work.

  • Performs all work according to company procedures, state regulations, and safety practices.

  • Performs other duties which are similar, related or incidental to this position.

  • Travels throughout the service territory.

Requisition ID:5590BRPosition Type:Regular Recruiting Location(s):Fond du Lac, WI Schedule Type:Full-Time Posting Details:

Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!

At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build strong communities. We are passionate about powering beyond the market challenges of today, while powering what’s next in energy. If you’d like to work at a place where you matter and where you can use your talents and passions to advance your career, join the Alliant Energy team.

What sets us apart?

  • Competitive pay and an excellent benefits package

  • A dedication to career growth and development

  • A culture that elevates our core values of live safety, do the right thing, care for others, make things better, act for tomorrow, and think beyond – be bold.

  • A chance to create a positive impact on our local communities.

    Alliant Energy has an outstanding opportunity for a Directional Drill Operator in Fond du Lac, WI!

    In this position you will ensure all directional plans and procedures are installed according to company specifications and design. You will also be responsible for:

  • The accurate bore path and depths of installed equipment

  • Proper completion of required paperwork

  • Maintaining and ensuring efficiency and safety on each job site

  • Check in on locates that have been called in before a job is started.

    The Directional Drill Operator will also drive and operate digger/derrick truck and operate all associated power equipment and serve as Groundman for line crews.

Job Category:Trade & Craft Job Qualifications: Education and Training

  • High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)

  • Line or Gas School graduate is preferred.

  • Possess a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A with air brake endorsement. - Required

  • Tanker endorsement or the ability to obtain within 3 months of accepting position

  • Need directional drill experience


  • Previous experience in standard and high-risk areas preferred

  • Previous experience in underground installation and handling of fiber, electric and gas utilities

  • Horizontal directional drill experience required

  • Underground utility and/or cable work: 1 year preferred

    Working Conditions:

  • Willing to work outdoors in all types of weather (i.e. snow, rain, wind, etc.) if required

  • Equipped to work in trenches, manholes and tunnels

  • Prepared to sit, stand, stop, crouch, reach and lift for long periods of time

  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted

    This position will be posted until a qualified pool of candidates is met.

Alliant Energy will not provide sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa) now or in the future for this position.

It's not just what we do; it's how we do it.

Live Safety. Everyone. Always | Make Things Better | Care For Others | Do The Right Thing | Act For Tomorrow | Think Beyond. Be Bold

Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this dedication, Alliant Energy works to ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to preform key job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the HR Service Center at (608) 458-8458.

All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Posting Title:Directional Drill Operator