Underground Fiber Equipment Operator


OzarksGo, based in Fayetteville, Arkansas a telecommunications subsidiary of Ozarks Electric Cooperative, offering all-fiber gigabit internet and premium television and telephone services to Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma.

Ozarks provides to its employees: 100% paid medical/dental coverage for you and your dependents, and a 401(k) plan with employer match. We also provide paid time off, 9 paid holidays, disability benefits, life insurance and tuition reimbursement.


This position is for a main equipment operator and will assist the laborer in installing conduit and fiber from pedestal to the home. This position requires an extensive and varied knowledge of fiber system construction procedures/equipment.


Reports to: Operations Coordinator


Operate horizontal directional drill for installation of underground conduit and fiber optic cable.
Operate vibrating plow
Ability to use mini-excavator and other plant equipment to place underground facilities.
Ability to use trencher
Ensure the safety of the public and other utilities underground facilities
Ability to read and comprehend locates
Understand the setup of equipment including the drill, water tank and grounding the machine.
Understand how to effectively set up a job site. (Equipment placement, reel trailer placement)
Ability to formulate and mix drilling mud for the site conditions
Ability to perform proper reaming and pullback methods for existing conditions
Oversee see labors and/or crew members work and monitor time usage
Ability to properly clean and maintain the equipment, check fluid levels, and conduct a visual inspection of vehicle/equipment to assure your vehicle/equipment is performing at optimum safety, perform the required
Pre-trip, post trip inspections and the required reports, perform needed maintenance including winterizing equipment.
Communicates with supervisor daily to turn in required reports (i.e. bore log, vehicle maintenance report, crew time logs, etc.)
Follows specifications for the job and company policies
Complies with safety procedures on and off the project site
Strive for optimal production while working safely and performing quality work
Ensures work site is in same condition before work has begun when finished.
Understand how to expose (pothole) other utilities
Understand clearances from the other utilities, ground, road, highway, sidewalk, and non- pedestrian areas
Knowledge and ability to properly transport, handle, and place conduits (rolled and stick)
Knowledge and ability to transport fiber reels
Knowledge and ability to properly install fiber cables in conduits
Knowledge and ability to properly set and secure pedestal and vaults
Ability to read and interpret network prints
Understand and follow OSHA safety requirements to complete the job(s) safely and effectively
Communicate by phone frequently throughout the workday
Follow direction(s) specifically delivered from supervisor
Performs other duties as assigned
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.

The Underground Fiber Equipment Operator shall be required to perform any other duties assigned in order to fulfill the objectives of OzarksGo.


Consumer/Members: Courteously answers member inquires, and, if unable to do so, directs them to the appropriate person, making every effort to gain their increased understanding and acceptance of the OzarksGo plans, programs, and policies.
Other Utilities: Maintains contact with other utilities during construction and maintenance activities.
Public Officials: Works with and assists Highway Departments, state and local; law enforcement agencies, state, county, and city when necessary. Works with city inspection personnel to enable jobs to be completed.


Education, Training, and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent required. Must be able to read, write and understand verbal and written instructions. Must be familiar with the considerable hazards that exist in falls, automobile traffic and falling objects and with the proper use of protective and safety equipment. Must be able to perform first aid and CPR. Needs a minimum of 3 years' experience in fiber optic construction and equipment operation.
Equipment Operated: Must have a current Class A or B CDL. Must be able to operate all assigned equipment including bucket, bulldozer, forklift, backhoe, trencher, directional drill, winches, drills, chainsaws, and high compression tools.
Abilities and Skills: Must be able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Required to write simple correspondence. Must be able to apply simple mathematics and apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Requires ability to carry out detailed written or oral instructions, and deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. Must be able to deal with a variety of people in varying situations with tact and diplomacy.
Physical Effort: Must be able to perform all activities listed in the job description with or without reasonable accommodation. This position is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Working Conditions: This position is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to vibration. The noise level in the work environment varies from low to loud. Hours may be irregular and include nights, weekends, and holidays.

OzarksGo, LLC, is an EOE/AA/W/M/VETERAN/Disability employer.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


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