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Midwest Energy Association Directional Drill Operator in Ames, Iowa

Directional Drill OperatorAlliant Energy

Job Start Date:02/10/2020Type of Position:Regular

Number of Openings:1

Job Location & Contact:

1284 XE Place




Job Description:

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 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.

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

Experience Required:

Less than 1 year

How to Apply:

To apply for this challenging opportunity, please complete our online application at

Application Deadline:

Jan 19, 2020