Horizontal Directional Drill Operator

Job Locations US-NM-Las Cruces
Posted Date 4 months ago(4/9/2020 3:39 PM)
# of Openings
Utility Construction


SiteWise Corporation, a Colorado owned and operated utility contractor, has provided turnkey construction and engineering services since 1987. These services include a wide variety of distribution/mainline construction, roustabout, gas operations and maintenance, and meter/system interface services.  SiteWise service offerings are enhanced by additional departments dedicated to utility locating, hydro excavation, subsurface utility engineering and route mapping. 


The Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) Operator is responsible for installing underground conduit and dry utilities. The HDD Operator may act as the crew leader for the shift/job.


  • Operate Horizontal Directional Drill
  • May drive equipment to job site
  • Confirms with locator/lead the bore path to drill
  • Set equipment up including the drill, alarm, water tanks and grounding the machine
  • Drill out following the predetermined drill path to the exit pit
  • Communicate with the locator/lead via radio to confirm the location of the drill head
  • Assist with the install of proper puling gear and hook up product
  • Reverse process to install product
  • Oversee laborers and/or crew member’s work and monitor time usage
  • Conduct post-job quality checks
  • Clean, 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 paperwork, perform needed maintenance including winterizing equipment.
  • Communicates with Supervisor daily to turn in required paperwork (i.e. Dailies labor hours, F and D tickets, vehicle maintenance reports, etc.)
  • Follows specifications for the job and company policies
  • Complies with safety procedures while driving and at job site
  • Strive for optimal production while working safely and performing quality work
  • At end of work day, truck and equipment should be returned to shop and secured


  • 1 to 3 years demonstrated Horizontal Directional Drilling experience
  • Strong knowledge of underground utilities
  • 2 to 3 years demonstrated experience in dry utilities preferred
  • Knowledge of underground pot holing is a plus
  • Working knowledge of DOT regulations (Vehicle and Operator Qualifications)
  • Understanding of client and company work specifications
  • Ability to comply with the “Operator’s Manual” for your particular equipment
  • Self-motivated, safety, quality and production minded
  • Ability to read and comprehend and follow all quality/safety policies and procedures
  • Maintain valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL Class A, with airbrake endorsement and tanker endorsement)


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