Career Opportunity

Directional Drill Operator

Application Due Date: 2022-07-31 17:00

Lakeland Networks, based in Bracebridge, is looking for a Professional, Technically Capable, Confident, and Energetic Directional Drill Operator/Locator who is responsible for the installation of a full suite of telecommunications services in Muskoka. 

Your main responsibilities will be to install conduit and vaults for underground fibre cabling, pull fibre through duct according to project plans, handle customer complaints, questions and develop solutions, complete work/service orders within the allotted time frames according to quality standards. 


  • Execute all work assigned safely, and adhere to company and site-specific policies and regulations 
  • Ensure operation of drilling equipment 
  • Read and interpret plans or diagrams and perform required work 
  • Work under Lakeland’s standards for Fibre Optic installation 
  • Transport cargo and/or equipment in a safe manner 
  • Communicate with co-workers for prep work and project coordination 
  • Complete the daily maintenance programs per equipment specifications, conduct pre-trip/walk-around safety inspection 
  • Oversee condition of vehicle and inspection and monitor vehicle performance and mechanical fitness 
  • Complete Driver’s logbook & daily vehicle inspection, maintenance and repair reports, accident, or incident reports. 
  • Must be able to plan travel schedule and routes, receive and relay information to supervisor 
  • Loading and unloading of goods; tarping and ensuring safety and security of cargo. 
  • Handle and distribute construction materials, loading/unloading vehicles with supplies, equipment, remove all debris from work sites 
  • Possibly operate small power tools (e.g. compaction jumping jacks, cut saws, air compressors and generators) 
  • Ensure jobs sites are maintained in a safe manner (Trenches fenced off, holes covered, proper traffic control, etc..) 
  • Always follow proper traffic control as per Book 7. 
  • Read and follow locates and use locating devices 
  • Restore areas disturbed to previous conditions or better 
  • Follow all company policies and procedures including adhering to safety policies and procedures 
  • Other duties as directed 
  • Other experience operating vibrational plow and mini excavators is an asset 


  • Valid AR license (or can obtain in 1 month) 
  • Book 7 training is an asset 
  • Trenching Awareness and Safety Training is an asset 
  • Working knowledge of Telecom Industry, Fibre Optic Installation 
  • Fully trained in the operations and maintenance of the Directional Drill and comfortable trouble shooting in the field. 
  • Comfortable around underground utility services. 
  • Familiarity with CVOR requirements. 
  • Must possess and exhibit strong safety acumen and demonstrate safe work practices. 
  • Must be able to work independently and demonstrate a strong customer service focus. 
  • Good communication skills with the ability to work in a team environment. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and with excellent communication between team and clients 
  • Ability to operate all equipment functions independently and safely 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision 

Physical Requirements 

  • Hear and distinguish emergency signals and instructions while on duty. 
  • Must be able to repetitively sit, lift, stoop, bend, squat, kneel, reach, and crawl. 
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift a minimum of 50 pounds. 
  • Must be able to work in all outdoor elements for extended periods of time. 
  • Be able to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). 
  • Must be able to climb ladders, and work from stationary platforms from elevated heights. 
  • Must be capable of working extended hours and variable shifts. 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to

Lakeland Holding Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer and we value the importance of diversity, dignity and worth of every individual in the workplace. Lakeland offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by Lakeland regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation. 

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.