Posted on 12/04/2023

HDD Steer Hand – Michels Trenchless Pty. Ltd.

Michels Trenchless Pty. Ltd. is part of the Michels Family of Companies, a global leader in energy and infrastructure construction. Michels has become a world leader in HDD by designing, building and mastering the use of powerful rigs and completing record breaking HDD projects. Our team has a world-class resume of successful projects and an eagerness to build our reputation and our team within Australia. Our people deliver consistent quality, safety, and performance. Do you? Our work improves lives. Find out how a career with Michels Trenchless can change yours.

As an HDD Steer Hand you will be responsible for the alignment, maintenance, and operation of steering equipment for the construction of Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) projects. This position must operate steering equipment to successfully deliver the client’s project requirements, and is responsible for all steering activities at the project site including equipment, procedures, and effective troubleshooting and analysis. It is essential to possess strong written and verbal communication skills. Critical for success are excellent attention to detail and sound problem solving skills. 


  • We expand the limits of and are a world leader in trenchless construction
  • We will never ask you to prioritise speed ahead of safety
  • We are family owned and operated, guided by our core values
  • We share experience and insights to develop industry leaders
  • We value and care about our people and their families, providing development opportunities and competitive benefits. 


  • You are reliable, self-motivated, and goal oriented
  • You understand the immense responsibility and importance of safety
  • You want to take the lead with evolving technology
  • You enjoy knowing the best work requires a total team effort
  • You like to know your contributions are building a better future


  • High School Certificate and 3-5 years of experience surveying for complex HDD projects
  • Advanced math skills
  • Experience utilising survey equipment such as a GPS, Total Station, etc.
  • Experience with steering programs
  • A valid driver licence for the type(s) of vehicles you may be driving and an acceptable driving record
  • Must be eligible to work in Australia
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive pre-employment drug and alcohol screen and police check.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

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Michels Trenchless Pty. Ltd.
Michels Trenchless Pty. Ltd.
International Region | Snowy Mountains, NSW
Employment Duration
Full Time
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