Directional Drill Locator

Job Locations US-IN-Indianapolis
Workplace Type
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Looking for an opportunity to make a difference? Then you may have found your next career move. We are lookinf for a Directional Drill Locator with 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. 


What you’ll do…

  • 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.
  • You will safely operate drill equipment on jobsite which may include but not limited to the following: Directional Drill, Backhoe / Excavator, Skid Steer, Tractor Trailer (Moving Equipment / Haul Water), Vacuum Truck/Trailer
  • You will restore and/or landscape disturbed areas of the jobsite
  • You will develop and maintain a bore schedule
  • You will be responsible for the site set-up and clean-up
  • You will load and unload tools, materials and equipment on truck
  • You will be involved in new site Job Safety Analysis – JSA prior to starting construction
  • You will set up safety perimeter using signage, cones and safety barriers and at times flagging traffic


Who we are looking for…

  • Class A CDL is a plus (Higher wage scales apply to CDL A with tank endorsement holders)
  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You are authorized to work in the United States for this company
  • You have a valid standard Driver's License or a Class A Commercial Driver's License with tanker endorsement
  • You have an MVR record that is deemed acceptable by the company
  • You are able to maintain a safe work environment
  • You are able to work in all weather conditions
  • You are able to lift/carry 50 lbs regularly and up to 75 lbs as needed with or without assistance
  • You are able to work over-time; after hours; on weekends, for emergencies or on-call
  • You are experienced with drilling equipment and understand their capabilities and limitations
  • You are able to proficiently use locators to safely identify utilities
  • You may have experience with drill set up and design processes
  • You may able to read and understand work orders, safety rules and operating instructions
  • You are able to climb up and down ladders, machinery, and other objects
  • You may have previous construction or utility construction experience
  • 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.
  • 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. Upon employment, will be subject to random drug testing in compliance with federal, state and company guidelines.

Benefits and Company Summary

What you’ll get…

  • 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 
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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.


Who we are...


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.


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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