On the hunt for a Horizontal Directional Drill Operator position? We want you on our crew. We currently have open positions in Fond du Lac, Oshkosh and Appleton. As an HDD Operator at HBI, you will be installing cable to bring new and upgraded phone and internet service to keep our communities connected.

Job Duties

  • Set up and operate a horizontal directional drill to safely install cable underground.
  • Operate various other construction equipment required in placing cable (cable plow, backhoe, mini excavator, trencher, etc.)
  • Consult with Foreman on different approaches to complete the job safely and efficiently.
  • Communicate any possible, existing, or unforeseen problems that may arise.
  • Perform daily preventative maintenance on equipment (greasing, checking oil & hydraulic fluid, cleaning, fueling, etc.)
  • Perform all basic labor required to complete the job including, but not limited to:
    • Loading & unloading supplies
    • Placing signs, cones and barriers as needed
    • Hand digging
    • Feeding cable
    • Securing the job site & equipment at the end of the day
    • Job site restoration

Skills Needed

  • One-year experience operating a horizontal directional drill preferred, but not required.
  • Safely operate heavy equipment such as a cable plow, backhoe, mini excavator, etc.
  • Experience digging around utilities preferred
  • Safety and quality focused
  • Enjoys physical work outdoors and staying busy
  • Willing to travel local & statewide as needed (overnight M-F, home most weekends)
  • Valid, insurance-acceptable driver’s license required.
  • Restriction-free Class A CDL is preferred.
  • Experience locating a plus!

Benefits at HBI

We are proud to offer one of the best benefits packages in the industry.
  • Weekly paychecks
  • Health insurance with low deductible
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Seven paid holidays per year
  • Paid vacation and paid wellness hours
  • Company paid hotel rooms and per diem for qualifying travel distances.

Full-Time Position