Directional Drill Operator - Batesville, MS

at Star Construction in Batesville, Mississippi, United States

Job Description



Position consists of general heavy equipment operation for construction. Digging or trenching equipment operators can operate a variety of equipment, used in installation/repair/maintenance activities associated with underground utilities, in a safe and effective manner.


+ Safely operates trenching or digging equipment on jobsite which may include but not limited to the following: Plow, Chain Trencher, Backhoe / Excavator, Rock Saw, Dozer / Lead Tractor, Tractor Trailer (Moving Equipment / Haul Water)

+ Restores and/or landscapes disturbed areas of the jobsite

+ Dig pits, trenches or potholes as directed by job plan including windows when crossing utilities

+ Responsible for the site set-up and clean-up

+ Load and unload tools, materials and equipment on truck

+ Will be involved in new site Job Safety Analysis – JSA prior to starting construction

+ Setting up safety perimeter using signage, cones and safety barriers and at times flagging traffic.

+ May be required to work overtime; after hours; on weekends, for emergencies or be on-call as needed to ensure work is completed


+ Must be experienced with Digging/trenching equipment and understand their capabilities and limitations

+ Basic ability to use small tools/hand tools.

+ Ability to read and understand work orders, safety rules and operating instructions

+ Must have a valid Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record

+ Must be able to proficiently use locators to safely identify utilities

+ Must have good troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

+ Must be very safety conscientious

+ Must be able to effectively communicate with crew, customers and vendors

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s license with tanker endorsement

+ Previous construction experience or utility construction experienced

Physical Requirements:

+ Climb up and down ladders, machinery, and other objects.

+ Must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs. regularly and up to 100 LBS as needed with or without assistance

+ Duties outlined in this position will require the employee to stand, crouch, sit, bend, use hands and fingers to handle or feel as well as reaching with hands and arms to spaces both high and low. The employee will be standing, walking, climbing, balancing, crawling, crouching, lifting, holding or stooping while on shift

+ Specific vision abilities required to perform this job include but are not limited to: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus potentially near and/or far as needed

+ Employees in this job classification may be exposed to dust, fumes or other airborne pathogens

+ Employees may be exposed to toxic or corrosive chemicals as well as moving machinery parts and pieces.

+ Remote work may be required; long driving and sitting will be required

+ The noise level in the work environment for this position is moderate

+ All work is outdoors so employees in this position are regularly exposed to outside weather conditions which can include but is not limited to: extreme heat and cold temperatures; inclement weather such as rain, snow, sleet and dust as well as adverse driving conditions including wet roads, icy roads, and fog

Applicants are required to pass all company drug testing, submit to a background check and adhere to all OSHA, state, city/municipality safety requirements and training provided by the company as required.


-————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Our Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind including, based on disability and protected veteran status. The Company’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also the Company’s policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions. Please visit the following URL to view the EEO is the Law poster and the Supplement. ( The Company also does not consider criminal convictions to be an absolute bar to employment and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories. Applicants applying for positions in Illinois are not required to disclose arrests or sealed or expunged records of convictions.
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Job Posting: JC202513803

Posted On: Jan 22, 2022

Updated On: Apr 22, 2022