Directional Drill Locator

Job Locations US-TX-Fort Worth
Workplace Type
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


A Directional Drill Locator will have prior Directional Drill Locating experience within the cable or utility construction industry and a valid Driver's License, CDL A with tank endorsement is preferred.  A Directional Drill Locator will have previous equipment and drill experience and be capable of working in all temperatures, climates and weather conditions. ***Candidates with 12 months of verifiable utility construction experience are eligible for $2500 Gross Hiring Bonus, for applications received between April 1, 2022 and May 31, 2022 job offer date and start employment by June 30, 2022.***



  • Responsible for daily operations of the crew, locates, dig ups, etc. 
  • Drive tow vehicle with drill to job site and perform daily maintenance on the vehicle. 
  • Responsibilities include pre-job site survey/inspection to assure all utilities have been located and accounted for, planning the job, locating and directing the bore head and drill operator, assign work tasks to laborers. 
  • Assure all located utilities that are in the construction path have been pot-holed, assist in other jobsite labor tasks (set pedestals, place pipe/conduit, pull cables, etc). 
  • Willingness to cross-train to become proficient at operating drill machine. 
  • Hold a valid CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) or willingness to acquire one.
  • Possess experience operating a utility locator, experience in underground utility construction, will accept a leadership role and responsibility for a crew.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be willing to train
  • Standing - 6 to 8 hours daily
  • Walking - 6 to 8 hours daily
  • Bending/Twisting - 6 to 8 hours daily
  • Pushing/Pulling - 2 to 4 hours daily
  • Repetitive Motions (grasping, manipulating - 6 to 8 hours daily
  • Lifting (weight up to 100 lbs.) - Regularly/Daily
  • Lifting (weight of 50 to 75 lbs.) - Regularly/Daily
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the positions
  • A good driving record is required
  • Class A CDL is a plus (Higher wage scales apply to CDL A with tank endorsement holders)

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and may be subject to adverse conditions such as high humidity, high temperatures, high wind, extreme cold, rain, sleet, and snow.  The outside work environment will vary throughout the workday including changes in terrain, traffic, urban settings, and/or rural settings.  The employee is occasionally exposed to natural gas and to the risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Benefits and Company Summary

TCS Communications, LLC ("TCS") provides specialty-contracting services ranging from full service turnkey project management to specialized applications meeting telecommunications industry needs.  Services include placing poles, anchors and guys, aerial strand and cable, direct buried pipe, trenching cable, conventional and directional boring, placing underground conduit systems, performing inside wiring and cabling, and testing and maintenance services.


Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, TCS was founded in 1978 and serves telecommunications and other utility customers in the throughout the United States.  TCS' has extensive management experience and is ready to provide the quality service that customers expect, as well as expand to meet the needs of utility owners, educational institutions, and governmental communities as they move to build fiber networks, broadband systems and other applications.


Benefits Include:    

  • Competitive Pay
  • Health Insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Saving Plan (401K) with company matching
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation (PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
Interested in learning more about our Company, please visit


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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