Driller/Locator (Ontario)

Driller/Locator (Ontario)


VistaCare Underground is a telecommunications contractor providing horizontal directional drilling and utility installation services throughout western Canada. Our operations in Dryden, Ontario have a need for experienced Directional Drillers/Locators.

Depending on the location of the applicant, rotational travel to Dryden, ON may be required.

We are seeking candidates who are punctual, have strong work ethic and want to work as part of a team. Applicants must be safety-oriented individuals with a positive attitude.

VistaCare Underground is an equal opportunity employer, welcoming applications from people with disabilities. Any applicant who may require accommodations are encouraged to discuss this with their recruiter.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Drilling and/or locating to specifications on maps and installing the product
  • Daily reporting of activities
  • Managing drilling crew
  • Maintenance and inspections of equipment
  • Driver logs and trip inspections
  • Working in city environments
  • Minimum Courses that would be an asset: CSTS, Ground Disturbance, First Aid.
Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Strong manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions, confined spaces, isolation
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding atmosphere including, but is not limited to: carry, raise and climb a ladder, carry, lift and handle heavy equipment (manhole covers, cable reels)
  • Self-disciplined, motivated and organized
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and repetitive tasks
Experience Required: 
  • 2 + years of experience in HDD drilling
  • Technical training considered an asset
Additional Requirements: 
  • Valid driver’s license (preference given to Class 1 or Class 3), reasonable driver abstract
  • Willingness to work overtime, weekends, or on emergency call outs as required
  • Travel as required
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal record check
Compensation and Benefits: 
  • Competitive compensation based on experience and skill level
  • 50% employer paid comprehensive group benefits (health, dental, vision, insurance)
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Employer-match RRSP group plan
  • WorkPerks with Venngo and other corporate discounts available