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Date:  Nov 25, 2022

Stouffville, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Telecommunications

Position Title:  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 

Faster.Smarter.Safer. This is how Aecon Utilities is committed to delivering projects.  Aecon Utilities is ready to become Canada’s #1 utility construction provider and we’re looking for a Directional Driller to help us get there!

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. This will be a unionized position.


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 requirements are fulfilled.
  • Comfortable working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Work with commitment to timelines and deadlines on a daily basis.
  • Adhering to site and Aecon specific policies and regulations.
  • 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

  • Horizontal directional drilling experience or training.
  • Post Secondary education is an asset.
  • Experience running a Vermeer 10x15, up to a Vermeer 20x22.
  • Familiar with Digitrak Locating Equipment (F5, F5 Falcon) an asset.
  • Valid Ontario Class G license – AZ License Preferred.
  • 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.



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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