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Quanta Services HDD Operator in Rathdrum, Idaho

About Us

A fully owned subsidiary of Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR), FiberTel, LLC. is locally grown in Utah’s Art City and has rapidly expanded over the Northwest and Western regions.

As an advocate for economic growth in the state of Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California we understand the business of conveying information. With all that is happening in our state and nationwide, we are seeing different ways of life, work, and school. The increase in work from home and online school has put a strain on internet providers and their bandwidth. Internet Providers are relying heavily on us to continue the construction and installation of fiber optics to ensure that internet service goes uninterrupted for the people of our communities.

We are a utility construction company, with a specialization in the installation of fiber optics. We offer a full turnkey experience for our clients.

For our employees, we offer rewarding benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays, and 401k (with company match).

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and participate in E-Verify.

About this Role

FiberTel is looking for anHDD OperatorforRathdrum, IDlocation.

A SuccessfulHDD Operator is specially trained and has expertise in locating for horizontal/directional drill rigs and product support equipment. This individual will be primarily responsible for setup and completion of drilling variable sized underground bore holes and pulling back required conduit/pipe. As a Directional Driller/Equipment Operator, you are responsible for running a variety of directional drilling equipment; Directional Drill, (Vermeer and/or Ditch Witch) Vac. Truck, Mud Truck, Excavator, Forklift, Dump truck, Locator, along with others not listed.

What You'll Do


All phases of telecommunication construction include but are not limited to: Loading, driving, delivery, digging, removal and placement of various types, sizes and weight of construction materials and equipment.

  • Locate for Horizontal Directional Drill for installation of underground conduit and fiber optic cable.

  • Ensure safety of the public and other utilities underground facilities.

  • Operate Horizontal Directional Drill

  • Assist in potholing and remediation.

  • Assist with setting hand holes and completing tie-ins.

  • Ability to Read and Comprehend utility locates.

  • Set equipment up including the drill, water tanks and grounding the machine.

  • Ability to properly formulate and mix drilling mud for the site conditions.

  • Ability to perform proper reaming and pull back methods for existing conditions.

  • Oversee laborers and/or crew members work and monitor time usage.

  • Ability to properly clean and maintain the equipment, 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 reports, perform needed maintenance including winterizing equipment.

  • Communicates with Supervisor daily to turn in required reports (i.e. Bore log, vehicle maintenance reports, crew time logs etc.)

  • Follows specifications for the job and company policies.

  • Complies with safety procedures on and off the project site.

  • Strive for optimal production while working safely and performing quality work.

What You'll Bring


  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license or be eligible and willing to obtain the required license for the position.

  • A good driving record is required.

  • Basic knowledge of and ability to operate various types of utility trucks and equipment in a safe manner.

  • Basic knowledge of and ability to hand tools and equipment in a safe manner.

  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License is a plus (Higher wage scales apply to CDL holders).

  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers, employees, etc.

  • Willing and able to work in all weather conditions.

  • Able to lift/carry 50 lbs regularly and up to 100 lbs as needed with or without assistance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous construction experience, preferably in the telecommunication industry.

  • Knowledge of established Horizontal/Directional Drill Locator/ Operator procedures and techniques

  • Ability to perform Horizontal/Directional Drill Locator/ Operator procedures and duties.

  • Ability to travel.

Working Conditions:

This is a full-time hourly position, expected to work at least 40 hours per week. This position operates in an outdoor environment and is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions including; extreme cold, rain, sleet, snow, humidity, high temperatures, and high wind. The outside work environment will vary throughout the day including changes in terrain, traffic, urban settings, and/or rural settings. This position may occasionally be exposed to natural gas and to the risk of electrical shock. Exposure to moderate to loud noise levels.

Physical Requirements:

The employee will need to have the ability to stand for long periods of time (up to 12 hours at a time), tolerate work in extreme weather conditions, speak and hear worksite safety instructions, withstand prolonged and repeated: lifting, standing, climbing, kneeling, reaching and feeling, crouching, and crawling. The employee will need to be able to regularly lift 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Benefits Include:

  • Health Insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision Plans, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, Accident

  • Flexible Spending Accounts/Health Savings Accounts

  • PWR Discounts (Flight Tickets, Amusement Park Tickets, Nike)

  • Group Discount (Pet Insurance, Auto Insurance, Home Insurance)

  • Retirement Savings Plan (401K) with company matching

  • Short & Long Term Disability

  • Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Paid Holidays and Vacation

  • Pay is based on the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the employee.

Applicants are required to pass all company drug testing, submit to a background check and adhere to all OSHA, state, city/municipality safety requirements and training provided by the company as required


Our Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind including, based on disability and protected veteran status. The Company's policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also the Company's policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions. Please visit the following URL to view the EEO is the Law poster and the Supplement. (

The Company also does not consider criminal convictions to be an absolute bar to employment and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories.

Applicants applying for positions in Illinois are not required to disclose arrests or sealed or expunged records of convictions.

FiberTel, LLC

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and/or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.

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CategoryField Operations

Position TypeFull-Time Regular


Workplace TypeOn-Site