Posted on 09/04/2023

HDD Operator – Michels Pipeline, Inc.

Constructing and maintaining safe, reliable and environmentally sound utility lines is an opportunity to demonstrate what integrity looks like.  Michels Pipeline, Inc. builds our reputation with each project we meticulously construct.  We use our skills, talents and experience to do what will best serve the communities in which we are trusted to work.  Regardless of size or scope, we approach all pipeline projects with a complete commitment to performing at the highest level.  Our work improves lives.  Find out how a career at Michels Pipeline, Inc. can change yours.

As a HDD Operator, you will perform all drilling activities, including making the pilot hole, reaming, swabbing, and pulling back the product.  Also the ability to locate with ground over and wireline steering systems is needed to coordinate and execute the bore according to plan. 

Why Michels Pipeline, Inc.?

·         We have earned our reputation as the go-to contractor for significant projects

·         We expect everyone to maintain safety before all else – regardless of your role or tenure

·         We are committed to hiring the best people and giving them the best equipment

·         We understand the importance of improving the nation’s energy infrastructure

·         We are family owned and operated

·         We invest an average of $5,000 per employee on training each year

·         We believe everyone is responsible for promoting safety, regardless of job title

·         We are a part of the Michels family of companies – one of North America’s largest, most diversified energy and infrastructure contractors

·         We offer a comprehensive benefits program, including Health, Dental, Life, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Account, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, 401(k) plan, Legal Plan, and Identity Theft and Monitoring Plan.  Depending on your positions and location you may participate in a different benefit plan. 

Why you?

·         You like to surround yourself with dedicated, value-driven people

·         You value challenges and opportunities over a 9 to 5 job

·         You learn from the past and push ahead toward the future

·         You like to know your efforts are noticed and appreciated

·         You believe that individual commitment to a group effort is key to success

·         You want your work to make a difference in people’s lives

What it takes?

·         Willingness to work under a union collective bargaining agreement

·         5 years experience working on or around HDD equipment

·         2 years experience running 100,000 lbs drill rig or larger

·         Experience with AT inner rod drill equipment

·         Experience with steel pipe installations and maintaining required bend radius

·         Capable of using walk over locating systems as well as wire line tracking

·         CDL with tanker endorsement

·         Knowledge of correct tooling to ground conditions

·         Knowledge of drill fluids, mud mixing and reclaimer systems

·         Ability to travel



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Michels Pipeline, Inc.
Michels Pipeline, Inc.
West Region | Portland, OR
Employment Duration
Full Time
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