Horizontal Direction Drill Operator #74482

Company: Michels Canada Co.

Job Description

Michels Canada Co. is currently seeking skilled and highly Experienced Pipeline Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) Equipment Operators for our Pipeline Horizontal Directional Drilling operations.


  • Operation of pipeline HDD rig and related equipment including pumps, pressure mud pumps and recycling equipment
  • On-site maintenance of technical equipment, necessary record-keeping of plots and drill logs
  • Supervision of HDD crew, working knowledge of hydraulic engineering and applied mechanical engineering


  1. Valid Driver’s License
  2. Completion of high school
  3. Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST) Certificate
  4. First Aid Certificate
  5. Hydrogen Sulphide Awareness (H2S) Certificate
  6. Minimum 3 years on pipeline HDD rigs greater than 850,000lbs capacity
  7. Oil and gas well drilling and well servicing experience
  8. Understanding of all types of drilling tasks including wire-line placement, repair, set-up, operation of drill motors, and down hoe tooling
  9. Skilled in hydraulics repair, electrical repair and troubleshooting
  10. Working knowledge of pipeline horizontal directional drill rig with a capacity of over 500,000lbs push and pull
  11. Complete surveying skills and experience utilizing a Total Station for layout of grade elevations
  12. Experience completing pipeline river crossings, work in wetlands, and infrastructure  for projects with pipe OD 24” and greater
  13. Experience completing microtunneling for utility services with projects with pipe 30” OD and larger

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