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Job Summary

The ideal candidates will have a strong background in excavation and be well-versed in the installation of fiber optic cables for internet and television services. This role requires a hands-on approach to ensure the successful deployment of our fiber optic infrastructure.

Key Responsibilities

  • Excavation and Drilling: Conduct excavation and drilling activities to install fiber optic cables in designated areas, ensuring compliance with safety regulations and industry standards
  • Equipment Operation: Operate and maintain specialized equipment, including directional drills, augers, and trenchers, to facilitate the installation process
  • Site Preparation: Prepare construction sites by clearing obstacles, digging trenches, and ensuring proper conditions for the installation of fiber optic cables
  • Cable Installation: Assist in the placement and installation of fiber optic cables, conduits, and related infrastructure with precision and attention to detail
  • Safety Compliance: Adhere to all safety protocols and guidelines to minimize accidents and promote a safe working environment
  • Collaboration: Work closely with ground hands, construction crews, and other team members to ensure seamless coordination and communication throughout the installation process
  • Problem Solving: Identify and troubleshoot issues that may arise during the construction process, implementing effective solutions to minimize downtime


  • Proven experience in construction drilling and excavation work, with a focus on fiber optic installations preferred
  • Proficient in the operation of directional drills, augers, and trenchers. Ability to read and interpret construction plans and blueprints
  • Capable of performing physically demanding tasks, including lifting heavy equipment and working in various weather conditions
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills to collaborate effectively with diverse team members. The role involves close collaboration with team members, including ground hands, construction crews, and project managers. Effective communication and teamwork are essential for project success
  • Commitment to maintaining a safe work environment and adhering to safety guidelines and protocols

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent. Certification or training in excavation and construction drilling is a plus

Working Conditions

  • The construction driller role primarily involves outdoor work, often in varying weather conditions. This includes exposure to sun, rain, snow, and other environmental elements
  • The job requires physical fitness and stamina, as it involves lifting heavy equipment, digging, and performing manual labor for extended periods
  • Construction projects may require flexibility in work hours, including weekends and evenings, to meet project deadlines. Overtime may be necessary
  • The position may involve travel to different job sites within a designated geographic area. A valid driver’s license is often required
  • Adherence to safety protocols is crucial. The use of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as hard hats, safety vests, and steel-toed boots, is mandatory
  • The construction driller may be exposed to loud noise levels due to the operation of heavy machinery. Ear protection is provided and required
  • Work may be required in confined spaces, trenches, or other areas with limited accessibility. Proper training and safety measures are in place to address these conditions
  • Operating heavy machinery and specialized equipment is part of the job. Proper training is provided to ensure safe and efficient use of tools
  • The construction driller must be vigilant and aware of potential job site hazards, including underground utilities, to prevent accidents and ensure the safety of themselves and their team

*Empire Access is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to fostering a workplace free from discrimination. We comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, ensuring equal employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other protected status. We promote diversity and inclusion in all aspects of employment, from recruitment to benefits. If you require assistance or believe you’ve experienced discrimination, contact the Human Resources Department. Join us in our commitment to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

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