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Colorado Springs Utilities Directional Drill Specialist - Apprentice in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Directional Drill Specialist - Apprentice

Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft

Pay Range $22.30

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 11/17/21

Directional Drilling Specialist - Apprentice

Colorado Springs Utilities has been operating as a municipal four-service utility since 1924, proudly providing electricity, natural gas, water, and wastewater to our citizen owners. We were recently recognized by the American Public Power Association (APPA) with the Diamond Designation for having some of the highest ratings in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements, among the more than 2,000 public utilities in the nation.

Our Directional Drilling team is actively seeking a talented individual who will offer expertise in the area of directional drilling as a Construction/Maintenance Specialist. In this role, you will be responsible for various duties, including maintaining and operating directional drilling equipment, drilling fluid mixing equipment, vacuum excavation equipment, and assisting in barricading and traffic control. In addition, you will be required to use excavating equipment, hand tools, comply with construction safety standards, and work with a team to support the installation of underground electric, gas, and water systems, and construction restoration activities.

Key areas of focus...

  • Operating directional drills, hydro-vac excavation equipment, drilling fluid mixing equipment, and Digi-trac locating equipment, and hydraulic & fusing equipment

  • Working with electric, gas, and water/wastewater to install new service lines, gas main, and streetlights

  • Working with primary and secondary electric lines

  • Measuring existing utility lines for crossings, understanding and sketching pothole logs

  • Communicating with supervisor, co-workers, and the general public, reading and interpreting maps, and operating two-way radios

  • Maintaining compliance with company policies and procedures

***This position requires the successful candidate to work overtime, weekends, holidays, etc. as business needs dictate.

You will be expected to follow safety rules and company standards and work in confined spaces and on a crew. In addition, you will be required to complete training that will be evaluated every 6 months for successful completion.

Who are you.. .you will have acquired more than 4 years of related construction experience. The ideal candidate will have directional drilling Vacuum Truck experience and knowledge of basic mechanical and hydraulic principles. Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) w/ tanker and air brake endorsements are required at the time of hire or must be obtained within six months of hire.

The military job codes/duty codes most closely related to this role are:120A, 210A, 21E, 21J, 51H, 62B, 62E, 62J, 81B, 92B, 91L 3E231, 3E251, 3E271, 3E291, 3E2X1, 55131, 55151, 55171, 55191 CE, CM 613, 1300, 1301, 2513

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity

  • A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy

  • The stability vital for growth-oriented careers

  • Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential!


  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft