DIRECTIONAL DRILL OPERATOR

Alliant Energy in Ames, IA

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
4614BRJob Responsibilities: + Operates horizontal directional drill in accordance with blueprints and designated plans + Operates directional drill locating 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. + Any other duties and responsibilities as assigned + Work outside in varying weather conditions + Must be able to operate backhoe, trencher, mini excavator, digger/derrick truck, large system boom trucks (with a crew) and associated equipment + Underground installation of fiber, electric and gas utilities and associated equipment + Expose existing utilities, could be required to do this with the use of hand tools + Use of underground locating equipment to identify utilities + Install 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. + Perform route planning and mapping with GPS technology + Classification may assist line and gas crews, when able. + Have general knowledge of material used in construction of electrical and gas systems. + May work alone when safe and/or may work with crews. + Utility type duties. + Patrol lines. + Obtain and deliver equipment, materials and supplies to and from storeroom or other locations. + Perform minor maintenance duties of truck and associated equipment. Requisition ID:4614BRPosition Type:Regular Recruiting Location(s):Ames, IA Schedule Type:Full-Time Posting Details: Looking to power up your career? If you enjoy challenges, have the drive to learn, and are passionate about providing life essential services to our communities, we invite you to consider Alliant Energy. Our skilled trade employees are key to our organization. We depend on the expertise and dedication of our crews to power beyond! + What sets us apart? + Outstanding pay + The opportunity to make a positive impact on our local communities that we work and live in + A strong union relationship Job Category:Trade & Craft Job Qualifications: + High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) preferred + Previous experience in standard and high-risk areas preferred + Previous experience in underground installation and handling of fiber, electric and gas utilities + Boring Machine Operator: + Directional Drill locating + Underground utility and/or cable work: 1 year (preferred) + Knowledge of utility depths and placements + Possess general knowledge of construction practices + Knowledge of reading and understanding blueprints is required + Possess a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A (with tanker endorsement/possibly air brake endorsement as well) + Willing to work outdoors in all types of weather (i.e. snow, rain, wind, etc.) if required + Ability to work in various environments/settings with moderate to loud noise levels + 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 Posting Title:Directional Drill Operator </script>

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