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Ottawa, ON, CA McGregor, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Utilities

Horizontal Directional Driller

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.

 

Position Overview 

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Horizontal Directional Driller will be responsible for all phases of any directional drilling jobs by planning, execution and management in order to meet or exceed client expectations. Travel is required.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct pre-trip/walk-around safety inspection
  • Ability to operate all equipment functions independently and safely
  • Provide technical support to clients and crew member as required
  • Keep abreast of all directional drilling techniques and all surveying methods
  • Manage inventory and supplies
  • Coordinate machine actions with other activities, positioning or moving of loads and conduct in response to hand or audio signals from team members
  • Interpret stakes and signage on the land
  • Ensure all reporting requirement are fulfilled
  • Ability to work in outdoor weather conditions included but not limited to extreme temperatures (heat and cold), rain, sleet, snow, wind, and/or wet/humid conditions
  • Work under stress and with commitment to timelines and deadlines on a daily basis
  • Adhering to Aecon specific policies and regulations
  • Adhering to site specific rules and regulations
  • Protect and promote the interest of this company in all matters and to take actions as required to satisfy such responsibilities
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Maintain excellent communication between members of the team and clients
  • Train, coach, and mentor less experienced directional drillers
  • Working as a member of the team by assisting other members when required

 

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of horizontal directional drilling experience
  • Post Secondary education is an asset
  • Experience running a Vermeer 20x22, up to a Vermeer 40x55
  • Familiar with Digitrak Locating Equipment (F5, F5 Falcon) an asset
  • Valid Ontario Class G license – AZ License Preferred
  • Physically fit
  • Complete client’s site specific training as required
  • Ability to be dispatched through the local union as per the collective agreement
  • Thorough knowledge of state-of-the-art drilling and surveying technologies and practices
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with managers, peers, and clients
  • Ability to operate all equipment functions independently and safely
  • Ability to work in outdoor weather conditions included but not limited to extreme temperatures (heat and cold), rain, sleet, snow, wind, and/or wet/humid conditions
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

 

 

Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

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