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Musco Lighting MCG Directional Drill Operator & Locator in Grinnell, Iowa


NOT YOUR ORDINARY COMMUNICATION PROVIDER! Mahaska Communications Group (MCG) has an immediate opportunity available for a Directional Drill Operator and Locator. This position will be based out of Oskaloosa and will work on construction projects within the MCG service territory (currently working in Grinnell). This position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of a directional drill to facilitate the installation of fiber optic cable.


  • Promoting safety consciousness and adherence to OSHA, Utility, Federal, State, and Local safety requirements during placement of underground network.

  • Prepares job and drill so that boring can be performed safely and efficiently.

  • Fills water tanks and combines water with chemicals for boring according to the ground conditions.

  • Verifies the bore area to ensure all utilities have been located and develops a plan for going above or below each utility or obstacle in the bore path.

  • Locates the drill head from point A to point B without hitting any utilities at the correct depth.

  • Pulls back the product with the correct equipment and utilizes the correct mud mixture to ensure that the product makes it from point B to point A.

  • Provides accurate as-built information to be entered into the GIS system.

  • Performs QC & QA on all work completed and equipment.

  • Participates in emergency repair of equipment.

  • Other misc. duties as assigned.

    Education & Experience Requirements

  • A high school degree or GED is required.

  • A valid Iowa Commercial Driver’s License (or ability to obtain) and the ability to drive to and from the worksite are required.

  • Experience using hand tools and construction equipment preferred.

  • 1 Year of relevant experience is preferred.