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Date:  May 27, 2024

Stouffville, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Telecommunications

Position Title:  Horizontal Directional Driller

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.

At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 


At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibility by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.


Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!


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 40x55 or similar
  • 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 fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA during any step of the application process please click here.

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