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HDD Operator

Job locations: Northern Colorado, Southern Colorado, Utah


Patriot Excavating is a veteran owned construction services company that got its start in 2015 providing landscaping services out of a home office. We now provide various construction support services including dirt work, utility installation, concrete work, reclamation, and various heavy equipment services. Despite challenges Patriot Excavating saw many successes and growth in the past year. As a veteran owned company we maintain high standards for the quality of work and safety practices on site. This is a position which military veterans are encouraged to apply.

The horizontal directional drill operator/locator specializes in horizontal drilling and underground utility construction while providing safe, customer-focused services to our customers. This job requires typical work of 40 hours per week. Travel for short term out of town assignments are to be expected.

Job Qualifications:

· 2 years or more operating a directional drill.

· Willing and available to work overtime.

· Ability to repeatedly lift 75 pounds throughout the shift.

· Ability to walk on uneven or rough terrain.

· Able to work in all extreme weather conditions.

· Class A CDL.

· OSHA 10 and 30 Safety certification

· Valid First Aid/CPR.

· Must pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.

· Prefer those with mechanical inclination.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $32.00 - $35.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Vision insurance


  • 12 hour shift

  • Day shift

  • Monday to Friday

  • Overtime


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • HDD/Locate: 2 years (Required)


  • Driver's License (Required)

  • CDL A (Required)

Work Location:

  • On the road

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous

  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects

  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction

  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture

  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment

HDD Operator

Patriot Excavating LLC is a veteran owned and operated business, we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Patriot Excavating LLC is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.

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