Midwest Energy Association Directional Drill Operator in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Directional Drill OperatorAlliant Energy
Job Start Date:02/10/2020Type of Position:Regular
Number of Openings:1
Job Location & Contact:
1001 Shaver Road NE
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?
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.
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
Less than 1 year
How to Apply:
To apply for this challenging opportunity, please complete our online application at http://www.alliantenergy.com/careers
Jan 19, 2020