Work at Rescue Rod

The following positions are available at Rescue Rod:

Driver Ultra Heavy Vehicle (Code 14)

Key Performance Areas

  • Must have clean driving record.
  • Must have a clean criminal record.
  • Must have a good medical record.

Education and Experience

  • Matric
  • Code 14 drivers license
  • Valid PDP
  • Dangerous goods experience advantageous
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as an Ultra heavy vehicle driver.
  • Experience must have been gained through driving articulated heavy vehicles

Skills and Knowledge

  • Be able to read and write English
  • Must be numerically orientated
  • Must be prepared to work weekends and public holidays


Horizontal / Directional Drill Operators

The role of a Horizontal/Directional Drill Operator includes operating horizontal/directional drill rigs, locating equipment and product support equipment.

Perform semi-skilled activities related to HDD locating and must be familiar with industry standards, policies, guidelines, and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operates Horizontal Directional Drill for installation of underground telecommunications cable conduit, including fiber optic cable.
  • Ensures safety of the public and other utilities underground facilities.
  • Performs all duties according to prescribed safety procedures and uses appropriate safety equipment.
  • Setup and cleanup of work site including traffic and pedestrian control.
  • Reads utility locates and coordinating day lighting of these facilities.
  • Ensures all applicable permits and locates are complete and on site.
  • Inspects the work that is in progress to ensure that the workmanship conforms to specifications.
  • Operates construction equipment to facilitate alignment, movement, and adjustment of machinery to conform to grade specifications.
  • Level earth to final grade specifications.
  • Operates vehicles and equipment operations from trucks to other equipment as directed and certified.
  • Performs proper maintenance by greasing, oiling, and making minor repairs on equipment.
  • Leads teams in the field effectively and efficiently as needed and directed by supervisor.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Matric
  • 3 years of Horizontal Directional Drill experience;
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Must have clean driving record.
  • Must have a clean criminal record.
  • Must have a good medical record.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with different size Vermeer or Ditch Witch units and various brands of locating equipment;
  • Working experience of underground construction
  • Ability to read and understand maps, drawings and diagrams for project build process;
  • Willing to work outdoors in all types of weather and work overtime as required.


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All applicants must pass a background check and pre-employment drug screening.

Benefits available include medical, life insurance and performance based bonuses.