Job Title: Directional Boring Operator
Reports To: Directional Boring Crew Leader
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
SUMMARY: Operate various types of directional drilling equipment to install underground conduit. Avoid utility and privately buried lines. Occasionally convert to machine or hand dug trenching to complete paths as necessary.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Items marked with * are essential job functions)
* Maintain the Simpleray standards of Safety, Quality and Production in that order.*
* Be available to work in all reasonable weather conditions in all seasons to perform job functions.*
* Be a road warrior with overnight travel as required. Travel up to 100%.*
* Operate equipment, including, but not limited to directional drills, locating systems, trencher, backhoe, excavators after you have been trained, evaluated, cleared, and properly licensed.*
* Drive commercial tow vehicles with drill to job sites.*
* Hand digging with shovels, post hole diggers, jackhammer, and picks.*
* Exposing underground utilities by hand to ensure we are keeping our machine operators safe.*
* Place conduit/cable, or pipe in trenches, splice conduit sections, install couplers, place anchors, pedestals, vaults, etc. to complete construction tasks.*
* Assisting in loading & unloading of equipment and supplies needed to complete the job.*
* Locate and mark utilities.*
* Perform proper traffic control procedures.
* Communicate measurements with the locator operator.
* Train/mentor crew members on drill operating and locating.*
* Verify blue stakes, check job-site for possible unmarked utilities*
* Follow all on-site safety procedures.*
* Understand and perform utility locates and read blueprints.*
* Mud mixing, bore gel prep.*
* Ensures all applicable permits and locates are complete and on site.
* Maintain a safe work environment by following codes, standards, and legal regulations.*
* Perform routine labor (potholing, equipment set-up, conduit/duct/cable placement etc.).*
* Confirm and walk the bore path.*
* Operate vehicles and equipment operations from trucks to other equipment as directed and certified.*
* Locating experience with either Digi-track or Subsite locating systems, or equivalent.*
* Able to work in a fast paced environment.
* The ability to work safely, with or without supervision.*
* Perform site set-up.*
* Complete jobsite clean-up, refill holes, trenches, and compact soil to ensure that it is packed down and even. *
* Ensure that shrubs, plants, flowers, and landscape are left in the same condition that it was found in.*
* Place temporary asphalt patches on streets as needed.*
* Replace sidewalks as needed.*
* Lay rock, dirt, sand, grass seed, and straw as needed.*
* Maintain the corporate 'operator care' standards by ensuring that equipment, vehicles are cleaned, properly maintained, as well as inspecting the machinery on a daily basis.*
* Ensure the job trailer, box, or toolboxes are kept in good order, properly stocked, and easily accessible.*
* Use a tablet/smartphone, laptop, email, crew calendars, online reporting and other communication devices to adequately ensure that everyone is on the same page.*
* Ability to analyze situations.
* Fill out appropriate daily safety sheets.
* Keep clean vehicles, trailers, tools and equipment maintain machines.
* Safely and correctly direct multi-directional traffic with appropriate signage.
* Arrange daily transportation to assigned work locations.*
* Complete job-related paperwork and submit in an orderly timely manner to appropriate individual(s).*
* Performs other related duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups and/or boards of directors.
Ability to work mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, and internet software.
* High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
* 2 years equipment operating experience
* 2 years of directional boring experience
* 2 years utility locating experience
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES:
Valid Class A CDL with Current Medical Certificate
Equipment Operator Certifications
OSHA – 10 required, OSHA 30 preferred
* Measurement tools
* Power tools
* Hand tools
* Excavation equipment
* Directional Drills
* Commercial vehicles & trailers
* Hydraulic tools
* Survey Tools
* Utility Locate Systems
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND OTHER ABILITIES:
* Ability to be insured by Simpleray (driving company vehicle and machinery)
* Basic Electrical Knowledge
* Advanced Construction Knowledge
* Advanced Mechanical/Electrical Troubleshooting & Repair
* Operations & Control
* Equipment Maintenance
* Critical Thinking
* Judgement & Decision Making
* Active Listening
* Complex Problem Solving
* Equipment Selection
* Oral Communication Skills
* Written Communication Skills
* Interpersonal Communication Skills
* Customer Relations
* Customer Service
* Technical Communications
* Math Aptitude
* Computer & Mobile Technology
* Time Management
* Reading Skills
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 70 pounds and frequently up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to have close, distance, and peripheral vision. Requirements also include the ability to percept depth, the ability to adjust focus and the ability to see color.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to work in high, precarious places and outdoor weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to work in wet or humid (non-weather) conditions and risk of electric shock. The employee will also be exposed to small spaces such as attics and crawl spaces. The employee is occasionally exposed to working near moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibrations. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.