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MasTec Utility Services CDL Directional Drill Operator/Locator Trainee (Travel Crews) in South Dakota

MasTec North America, Inc. is a leading national infrastructure construction company operating throughout the United States. MasTec – Utility Services' activities include the installation, maintenance and upgrade of communication and utility infrastructure, including but not limited to: communications, electrical and natural gas distribution infrastructure.

At MasTec you’ll be joining a family, where we are dedicated to supporting each other and building an atmosphere of teamwork. As part of our team, your opportunities are limitless.

In addition to the valuable skills gained through training and on-the-job experience, MasTec offers competitive pay, including medical, vision and dental coverage, 401K and employee stock discounts.

MasTec Utility Services Group is a proud supporter of our U.S. military, veterans and their families - Thank You for Your Service! Active military, transitioning service members and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Purpose

The CDL Directional Drill Operator/Locator Trainee is responsible for learning how to properly become a Drill Operator/Locator by following job training and instruction safely and efficiently, as provided by the Foreman, Operator, and Locator on the crew. Learn to safely operate the directional drill to place product underground, then locate the drill head to understand elevation changes and make decisions on depths to drill to avoid hitting underground utilities. This position supports the Line team and works with personnel within the department.

Essential Functions

  • Observe and be hands on when appropriate while crew leader is operating the directional drill.

  • Spot and expose dig utilities for the directional driller so any existing lines are not hit.

  • Fill out an effective pre-job briefing to mitigate hazards on the job site.

  • Before taking on the lead role, must know how to properly fill this out before starting any work.

  • Engage in learning to perform the following tasks: -Operate the drill rig efficiently. - Prepare job and drill so that the shot can be performed safely. - Pothole all utilities that will either be paralleled or crossed during the bore shot. -Verify existing utilities. - Fill water tanks with water. - Combine water with chemicals for boring according to the ground you are drilling in. - Locate the drill head from point A to point B without hitting any utilities at the correct depth. - Hook up swivel, reamer, and pipe product that will be pulled back to complete the bore shot.- Before the bore shot is started, walk out bore shot to ensure all utilities have been located and develop a plan for going above or below each utility or obstacle in the bore path. - Pull back the product with the correct hole opener and utilize the correct mud mixture to insure that the product makes it from point B to point A. - Inspect and maintain job equipment. - Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A High School Diploma, or equivalent.

  • CDL Class A license with tanker endorsement.

  • Precise hand-eye coordination.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more and 20 inches or less, with the ability to judge distance and space relationships.

  • Ability to identify and distinguish colors of utility flags and markings on the ground.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 or more years of experience.

  • OSHA 10 Certification.

  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential.

  • Ability to do some maintenance of drill equipment and mixing unit.

MasTec, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company's policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also MasTec's policy to comply with all applicable state, federal and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.

Title: CDL Directional Drill Operator/Locator Trainee (Travel Crews)

Location: South Dakota

Requisition ID: 28044

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