Operator Directional Drill

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


A Drill Crew Operator will performs tasks associated with the construction/upgrade of cable television or telephone systems.  We’re looking for Drill Crew Operator who is ready to make a difference by building tomorrow’s Utility Infrastructure. Must have a valid Commercial Class "A" Driver's License.  ***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.***



  • Safely sets up work-zone
  • Safely operates directional drills on jobsite including daily calibration of locator and drill head
  • Safely potholes, windows, and identifies all utilities in the construction area and bore path
  • Safely and correctly connect/stub-up conduit and wire
  • Dig pits, trenches or potholes as directed by job plan including windows when crossing utilities
  • Restores and/or landscapes disturbed areas of the jobsite
  • Demonstrates job skill, procedures and techniques to crew members
  • Responsible for the site set-up and clean-up
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check 
  • Possess a valid driver’s license or be eligible and willing to obtain the required license for the position
  • A good driving record is required
  • Ability to work both individually and in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate professionally with co-workers, homeowners, and customers.
  • Ability to climb numerous telephone poles daily, approximately 20 feet in height. 
  • Ability to lift and/or pull 50 pounds several times a day.
  • Ability to read and build from blueprints and/or wire diagrams.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license or be eligible and willing to obtain the required license for the position.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends, if necessary.   
  • Must be willing to train.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year previous experience or training
  • Knowledge and understanding of “safety systems” and strike alerts associated with the drill including set-up and emergency procedures
  • Knowledge and understanding of loading, unloading and transport procedures for the drill
  • Knowledge and understanding of drilling fluids and proper mixing procedures for ground conditions
  • Knowledge and understanding of and perform proper daily maintenance of the drill
  • Knowledge and understanding of the proper care and rotation of rods
  • Knowledge and understanding of support equipment operation, digging equipment, vacuum-units and reel trailers
  • Must have CDL Class “A” driver’s license

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift/carry 50 LBS regularly and up to 100 LBS as needed with or without assistance . 
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions which can include but is not limited to: extreme heat and cold temperatures; inclement weather such as wind, rain, snow, sleet and dust as well as adverse driving conditions including wet roads, icy roads, and fog.
  • Must be able to perform the above for at least 8 hours per day 5 days per week. May be required to work over-time; after hours; on weekends, for emergencies or on-call.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work while wearing safety boots, safety glasses and hardhat.
  • Employees in this job classification may be exposed to dust, fumes or other airborne pathogens.</

Benefits and Company Summary

TCS Communications LLC 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
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Plans
  • Retirement Saving Plan (401K) with company matching
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Holidays and Vacations (PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement  

Interested in learning more about our Company, please visit www.tcscomm.com





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. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)


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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