Horizontal Directional Drill Operator

Hybrid Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
MasTec North America, Inc.
Industries
O*Net Code
47-5023.00
Rapids Code
2083HY
Req. Hours
12528
State
DC
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

4 skill sets | 19 total skills | 12528 total hours
Horizontal Directional Drill Pre-Job Briefing - 600 req. hrs
Identify and explain the job being performed.
200 hrs
Discuss specific job roles for each employee.
200 hrs
Identify and describe job-related safety issues.
200 hrs
Pre-drill actions (Includes operation of tools/equipment) - 2040 req. hrs
Unload and set drill into place.
360 hrs
Connect hoses, check fluids (i.e.: pre-start check list).
360 hrs
Insert sonde and calibrate with locator.
360 hrs
Walk the bore path identifying any possible issues, i.e.: utility crossings, parallels, terrain/elevation changes, water crossings, inconsistencies, etc.
360 hrs
Drill operator (Includes operation of tools/equipment) - 7584 req. hrs
Verify drill is in working order, i.e.: walk around machine, check all safeties, check drill stems and drill head, start machine, check gauges, listen, note for any maintenance, etc.
924 hrs
Check electronics and verify sonde is connected to computer.
924 hrs
Work with locator to properly align drill head.
924 hrs
Operate the Directional Drill Machine properly and safely.
924 hrs
Ensure drill pipe connections are adequately greased.
924 hrs
Pull drill stem and material back once completed. Maintain appropriate grease on drill stem during pullback.
924 hrs
Locator (Includes operation of tools/equipment) - 12528 req. hrs
Verify sonde is active and connected to computer, this repetitive step will verify accuracy of connection.
824 hrs
Verify locator is working properly, this repetitive step will ensure that all computerized units of the locating system are synched.
824 hrs
Walk drill path and look for any possible issues, this continues to help maintain communication during the drill shot.
824 hrs
Continue communication with drill operator to assist in bore completion.
824 hrs
Instruct drill operator on proper direction and path of the bore. This will maintain the predetermined bore path and depth.
824 hrs
Connect material to drill head and assist drill operator on pull back.
824 hrs