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Directional Bore Operator - Travelling crew

Job Title
Directional Bore Operator - Travelling crew
Job ID
Mineral Wells,  WV
Other Location
Job Title:                             Directional Bore Operator
Business Unit:                   Gudenkauf, a Congruex Company
Department:                      Outside Plant
Reports To:                         Regional Manager, Outside Plant
Employment Status:       Full-time, non-exempt (hourly)
Primary Location:            West Virginia (Beckley, Buckhannon, Charleston, Mineral
Wells, Ridgeley/Short Gap, Wheeling)
We will determine salary based on skills and experience in relation to the function of the role, as well as equity to any other employees in the same or similar role.

Company Profile:
Networks Built Better.
Congruex is a multi-national organization that specializes in broadband network construction and engineering. We support some of the largest service providers in the United States with a footprint that extends across the nation. Our turn-key design and build solutions allow our customers to deliver more data, more bandwidth, and ultimately support more devices for their end users.
Our diverse self-perform capabilities allow us to deliver high quality telecommunications and utility solutions with efficiency as one combined end-to-end business.

Congruex is a growing collection of subsidiary operating units. Our unified vision is to be the nation’s largest end-to-end provider of network design, engineering, construction, and maintenance for broadband operators. We are One Congruex.

Our Mission & Values
It is our mission to satisfy our customers by providing the expertise, technology, and resources necessary to build better networks.

Congruex is committed to the overall health, wellness, and safety of our people. We support diversity, inclusion, and the right to live freely with mutual respect.

These values are ingrained in our core values of GRIT.

At Congruex, GRIT is an acronym for guts, reliability, improvement, and teamwork – having the GUTS to do the right thing, being RELIABLE to deliver what we promise, IMPROVING ourselves every day, and embracing TEAMWORK together as One Congruex.

Gudenkauf, a Congruex Company
Gudenkauf is a diversified telecommunications, utility and systems integration solution provider with the personnel, equipment, expertise, and experience to deliver even in the toughest and most complicated conditions. We offer a variety of services from outside plant construction, fiber optic splicing and testing, utility locating, intelligent transportation systems, gas line cathodic protection, and emergency restoration services. We have grown to service the states of Ohio, West Virginia, along with expanding into Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

Job Summary:
The Directional Bore Operator will be responsible for operating the directional drill. They will set-up and complete drilling of variable sized underground holes and pulling back required conduit. They will work with an Outside Plant Project Manager and Locators to complete job requirements from start to finish on outside plant projects including digging boring pit, directional boring, pulling back of conduit, splicing of conduit sections, pulling giber through conduit, setting hand holes, backfilling, and seeding, core drilling and pot holing.

Job Responsibilities (Including, but not limited to):
  • Set-up of equipment including the drill, water tanks and grounding the machine.
  • Operate drilling equipment and various other construction equipment to include, but not be
  • Confirms with locator or lead the bore path to drill.
  • Drilling of predetermined path to exit point.
  • Continue communication with locator to confirm he location of the drill head.
  • Assist in potholing and remediation.
  • Assist with setting hand holes and completing tie ins.
  • Assist with the install of proper pulling gear and hook up product.
  • Conduct post-job quality checks.
  • All responsibilities will be performed in standard and high-risk areas.
  • If appropriately licensed and authorized, drive or operate construction equipment used on the jobsite to complete daily work assignments.
  • Maintain, clean, and inspect company vehicles and equipment assigned for use to ensure they are preforming at optimum safety.
  • Perform required pre- and post-trip inspections of vehicles and equipment and complete required paperwork
  • Complies with safety procedures while driving and at job site.
  • Perform other general duties, as directed.

Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Ability to comply with the “Operator’s Manual” for equipment and vehicles used.
  • Ability to understand and follow all quality/safety policies and procedures.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL Class A) with a satisfactory driving record.
  • Self-motivated, safety, quality and production minded.
  • Ability wot work and communicate as part of a team with groundman, and other craft and labor workers.
  • Ability to manage time effectively.
  • Ability to lift at minimum 50 lbs.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions – heat, cold snow, ice, rain, etc.
  • Ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs, moving your whole body, reaching, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Ability to work long hours, if needed.
  • Ability to travel for remote business requirements within Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Indiana.
  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Individuals will be required to pass a preemployment drug test and background screening.

  • At least 1 year of directional drilling experience.
    • Ability to drill predetermined path to exit point,
    • Ability to Pothole
    • Ability to assist with hand holes
    • Ability to conduct post-job quality checks.
  • Experience completing tie-ins.
  • Experience pulling gear and hooking up product.
  • Strong knowledge of underground utilities.
  • Knowledge of telecommunications industry and construction practices.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:
  • OSHA 10 certification
  • OSHA 30 certification

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” employment relationship.


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