• Lagos

IpNX Nigeria Limited

ipNX Nigeria Limited is a leading provider of infrastructure-based Telecommunications and Information Technology services here in Nigeria. Leveraging more than a decade of experience, the company was formed by the divestment of the telecommunications services division of Telnet Nigeria Limited and has been in operation for many years. ipNX currently provides a range of communications and IT services to Corporate organizations within Nigeria on its IP (Internet Protocol) based communications network using both radio and satellite communications technologies. As part of its growth strategy, ipNX seeks to also extend its services to small and medium sized businesses and residential customers. In the long term, ipNX has determined that it needs also to have a strategic presence in the wire line market to ensure that we will be able to provide future services, which require high bandwidth in the last mile.
Purpose of the Job (Brief)

As a Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Drill Operator you will be responsible for operating and maintaining horizontal directional drilling equipment in all HDD operations for the organisation. Your expertise will play a crucial role in the successful execution of underground utility installation and infrastructure projects. You will collaborate closely with project teams, contractors, and local authorities to ensure safe and efficient drilling operations.

Deliverables (Maximum 5-6 key responsibilities)

Expected Key Results (Detailed KPIs) Key Activities 

Accurate Borehole Creation Skillfully operate HDD machinery to create precise and accurate boreholes for underground utility installation, ensuring alignment with project specifications and tolerances within the local community or region.
Maintenance & Troubleshooting Perform routine maintenance on drilling equipment to ensure its functionality and reliability.
Diagnose and resolve mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic issues that may arise during drilling operations.
Coordinate with maintenance teams to schedule repairs and replacements as needed.
Quality Control Monitor the quality of boreholes and ensure they meet project specifications and tolerances.
Collaborate with surveyors and project engineers to verify borehole accuracy and alignment.
Documentation & Reporting Maintain accurate records of drilling activities, equipment maintenance, and operational data.
Prepare daily progress reports, equipment logs, and any other required documentation.
Continuous Improvement Stay updated on industry trends, advancements, and best practices related to HDD drilling.
Suggest and implement improvements to drilling techniques, equipment, and processes to enhance efficiency and productivity.
Safety and Compliance Adhere to strict safety protocols and guidelines to prevent accidents and ensure a safe working environment for yourself, your colleagues, and other project personnel.
Identify potential hazards and implement appropriate safety measures during drilling operations.
Follow international drilling regulations and environmental standards to minimize the impact on the surroundings.

Demonstrate (Key competencies) 

Educational Qualifications & Functional Skills:


OND/HND or University Degree in Telecoms, Engineering, Applied Sciences or relevant field.

Functional Skills:

Proficiency in operating various HDD equipment models and manufacturers.
Strong mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills.
Knowledge of drilling fluid properties, soil types, and drilling techniques.
Ability to read and interpret project plans, blueprints, and technical drawings.
Excellent communication skills and ability to work in diverse and multicultural environments.
Willingness to work in locations across the nation and adapt to various work conditions and climates.
Relevant certifications and licenses for operating drilling equipment.
Physical fitness and ability to perform physically demanding tasks.

Work Experience:

1-3 years of experience with directional drill rigs
Specific Knowledge of Civil Works planning applications with Nigerian Local Authorities.
Prior experience as an HDD Drill Operator is required.
Ability to work outside with variable hours in inclement weather conditions.
Verifiable heavy equipment training and operating experience.

Other Requirements:

Customer Focus
Tech savvy
Action orientation
Drive results 
Cultivate Innovation
Ability to optimize work processes.
Nimble Learning
(Additional requirements for AMs and above)
Ensures Accountability
Develops Talent
Drives Engagement
Drives Vision & Purpose
Excellent Decision Quality 
Financial Dimensions:


PO Approval: 
Other Dimensions:
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