Enterprise Trenchless Technologies, Inc.
42 Capital Avenue | Lisbon Falls, ME 04252-1105
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Equipment Operator

Monday, 24 April, 2017

Operate a variety of contractor equipment and trucks utilized in construction, maintenance and repair activities; perform a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance of light, street, and utility systems.


  • Operate trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Operate trucks and construction or power equipment, such as mechanized broom, backhoe, man-lift, dump truck, snowplow, road grater, front-end loader, hydraulic excavators, skid steers.
  • Operate jackhammers, mowers, brush chippers, and other small equipment and tools to maintain street and utility systems.
  • Work with and assist the crews in digging ditches and trenches, hoisting material, tools, equipment, and any related work with a backhoe, road grater, or front-end loader.
  • Perform routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refer defects or repairs to supervisor; clean equipment.
  • Assist in the installing and maintenance of traffic control devices.
  • Plow snow and salt roads according to departmental policy.
  • Perform all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.
  • Control traffic at work sites by flagging to guide traffic through work areas, as required or assigned.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of heavy-equipment operation around utilities
  • Minimum of 5 years experience operating in construction
  • Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operations.
  • Working knowledge of the methods, materials and tools used in street and utility maintenance work.
  • Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to observe proper safety precautions.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors and the public.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual tasks under varying weather conditions.
  • Ability to drive and operate a variety of equipment under varying conditions.
  • Ability to make independent judgments which have considerable impacts on the organization.
  • Valid CDL, Class A and insurable drivers record

Motorized vehicles and equipment, including back-hoe, dump truck, pickup truck, utility truck, street sweeper, road grater, front-end loader, street roller, manlift, tamper, plate compactor, saws, pumps, compressors, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, detection devices, mobile radio, telephone, ditch witch, and hydraulic excavator.


  • Regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to stand, talk and hear.
  • Required to walk; sit; climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, taste and smell.
  • Able to 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 the ability to adjust focus.
  • Working in all-weather conditions
  • The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts, and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration.
  • The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.
    • Noise level is generally loud.

A clean drivers record  with a Class  A prefered, or willing to obtain within a 3 months

Must Be Able to Pass a Drug Screen/Physical Upon Hire

Send resume and cover letter to jayne@hdd-etti.com

HDD Operator

Monday, 5 December, 2016

ETTI is looking for a Fulltime HDD Operators to join our team in Lisbon Falls, ME.

ETTI is a progressive, rapidly-growing firm that provides a challenging, dynamic, team-oriented work environment with an excellent benefit/compensation package.


  • Proficient use of various HDD (directional boring) equipment up to 100,000lb rigs and support mixing
    equipment to install by trenchless means of new pipe and/or cable for – electrical,
    communication and/or gas distribution utility installations.
  • Will be responsible for equipment care and cleanliness
  • Clear understanding on locate information, utility conflict resolution and changes need
    to be able to work around utility obstacles.
  • Ability to follow municipal permitting and construction requirements.
  • Understanding of plan reading and design changes required to meet City and county
    building requirements for underground construction.
  • Team builder/player and operate at a high level daily focused on Quality, safety and production.
  • Need to have good customer service skills.
  • Tracking and assessing daily production rate(s).
  • Need to be able and willing to teach and or mentor less experienced apprentices and
    have a team building attitude.
  • Need to be a pro-active “can do” minded individual with a positive attitude and a
    creative sense to be able to improvise changing conditions during HDD bore shots to
    minimize potential damage(s) and to achieve success for the crew.


  • Must be proficient to operate various mixing equipment and knowledgeable in proper
    fluid mixing properties/viscosities/ingredients for the applicable ground condition(s) to
    optimize installation success.
  • Must be proficient and knowledgeable in using proper down-hole tooling (drill
    heads/bits, reamers, swivels and pullers, etc.) for the applicable ground condition(s) to
    optimize installation success.
  • Must be proficient in using various vacuum potholing equipment.
  • Must have a keen sense of assessing good bore rig set up, down-hole tooling and fluid
    mixing prior to starting construction.
  • Must be very safety conscientious.
  • Must be well organized in proper set up and bore planning methodology.
  • Ability to follow verbal and or written instructions.
  • Must have the ability to adapt and be flexible to work in a constantly changing
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and to successfully handle stressful
    situations efficiently and effectively. Ability to meet critical deadlines under stressful
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, supervisors,
    and other personnel.

Experience Required: 

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience working in the HDD, civil, wet and/or dry utility
    construction industry.
  • OSHA 10 Hour and Trench Safety Certified.
  • Insurable divers license with CDL  Class “A
  • Must Be Able to Pass a Drug Screen/Physical Upon Hire

Send cover letter and resume to jayne@hdd-etti.com


Gas Technician

Monday, 5 December, 2016

ETTI is looking for Natural Gas Tecnician’s to join our team in Lisbon Falls, ME.

ETTI is a progressive, rapidly-growing firm that provides a challenging, dynamic, team-oriented work environment with an excellent benefit/compensation package.

General Purpose

Under the direction of the Foreman and or Project manager, the Gas Service Technician provides service, repair, maintenance, installation and trouble-shooting of Natural Gas lines and Equipment.

Desired Skills and Experience


  • Strong aptitude for electronic, mechanical and computer systems Hands-on experience or strong familiarity with Natural Gas Handling Equipment
  • A clean drivers record  with a Class  A prefered, or willing to obtain within a 3 months
  • Ability to work independently to efficiently manage the assigned customers’ requests
  • Excellent communication ability, time management and organizational skills
  • Must be able to work in a demanding environment, and enjoy learning new concepts and products
  • Strong problem-solving ability, particularly relevant in managing customer concerns

Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Repair, maintain, install, and trouble-shoot problems concerning natural gas
  • Prepare work orders and other necessary paperwork and documentation according to Company and customer requirements
  • Maintaining a clean driving record
  • Ensure proper maintenance is conducted for Company tools, equipment and vehicles used
  • Attend safety meetings
  • Report any unsafe conditions to Foreman
  • Meet Company, Customer and Legislative safety standards (i.e. personal protective equipment, equipment/material handling etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned by the Foreman
  • Ability to travel
  • Must Be Able to Pass a Drug Screen/Physical Upon Hire

Send cover letter and resume to jayne@hdd-etti.com



Thursday, 1 December, 2016

ETTI is looking for a Fulltime Laborers for the upcoming season to join our team in Lisbon Falls, ME.

ETTI is a progressive, rapidly-growing firm that provides a challenging, dynamic, team-oriented work environment with an excellent benefit/compensation package.

General Summary of the Position

Perform tasks involving physical labor at highway and heavy construction projects. May operate a variety of hand and power tools. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, clean up rubble and debris and remove waste materials. May assist other craft workers.

Essential Functions

  • Perform a variety of tasks involving strenuous manual labor in heavy/highway construction projects; perform manual work in preparing surfaces.
  • Shovel dirt, pavement (etc) into construction area.
  • Fine grade fill to grades given by foreman.
  • Excavate and fills trenches and ditches.
  • Maintain a clean job site: pick up all tools and equipment and secure job site each day in order to eliminate potential hazards.
  • Material handling and storage.
  • Load and unload trucks and haul and hoist materials.
  • Ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed.
  • Bring problems to the attention of the Foreman, PM or HR Manager.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Some knowledge of proper use of equipment, materials and supplies used in heavy/highway construction work.
  • Some knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions.
  • Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time and perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely.
  • Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency.

Education, Training and Experience

  • Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the work.
  • Willingness and ability to perform manual work following verbal and written instructions.
  • Insurable divers license and willing to get a Class “A ” with in 3 months
  • Must Be Able to Pass a Drug Screen/Physical Upon Hire

Send cover letter and resume to jayne@hdd-etti.com


Newsletter Spring 2012

Thursday, 11 October, 2012

Spring 2012 Cover-Back

Inside Cover

Page 2 front

Page 2 back

Cover Article in Underground Construction Magazine!!!

Tuesday, 24 July, 2012

ETTI was the featured cover story for the June 2012 issue of Underground Construction Magazine!!!
Check out the article here:
Underground Construction Magazine – June 2012 Cover Story

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Wednesday, 18 July, 2012

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ETTI has reached 250,000 Safe Hours Worked!!!

Wednesday, 2 May, 2012

From Left to Right: Scott Kelly (President, ETTI), Jay Hurin (Travelers Insurance), Mike Bilodeau (Bilodeau Insurance), Michelle Hoffman (CFO, ETTI)


An exciting safety milestone has recently been reached by Enterprise Trenchless Technologies, Inc.!

ETTI, a directional drilling company based out of Lisbon Fall, ME, surpassed the Quarter-Million hour mark for hours worked without a loss time injury. The milestone was reached on March 22, 2012.

The path to this achievement spanned over an 8 year period, starting in 2003.  We believe that this achievement is the direct result of a work culture based on hard work and commitment to teamwork, strong management support, and the right attitude towards safety.  ETTI has also recently been recognized by the Maine Chapter of Associated General Contractors for their outstanding safety record.

During these 8 years, ETTI has grown from a team of less than 10, to a team of more than 20, making this milestone a huge accomplishment due to the amount of hours logged for such a small team.  The ETTI team works throughout the New England Region, and even into New York State performing construction activities that include the following: Horizontal Directional Drilling, Water and Sewer Line Installations, Natural Gas Service and Main Line Installations, and many other labor intensive projects.

ETTI is extremely proud to have a team who not only keeps their own safety in mind, but also that of their co-workers.  They all deserve credit for their hard work and commitment to ETTI’s safety program, including the company safety officers, Ryan Dionne, Travis Merrill, and Nick Frost.  ETTI makes it a priority each and every day to ensure that each team member makes it home safely to their families.

ETTI In The News – Portland Press Herald

Tuesday, 27 December, 2011

ETTI was recently in one of the local newspapers on Nov. 28, 2011! Read below to find out more or click the link to be directed to the article on the Portland Press Herald website!

Demand for natural gas stays pent-up in Maine

By Tux Turkel tturkel@mainetoday.com
Staff Writer

BRUNSWICK – Homeowners in the Meadowbrook subdivision here have Botany Place envy. No, they don’t like the Botany Place condominium community any better than their woodsy neighborhood of custom homes, across the road on outer Maine Street.


Justin Desrosiers, left, and Joe Jones install a natural gas line at Botany Place condominiums in Brunswick.

Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer

Ted Bernard of Tamarack Drive in Brunswick would like to switch to natural gas. Bernard believes he could do even better than his current high-performance German unit.

Staff Photographer

What they covet is the gas.

Contractors for Maine Natural Gas currently are installing underground gas lines to the Botany Place condos. With gas heat costing much less than fuel oil these days, the condo dwellers can save hundreds of dollars each winter.

Recently, a group of Meadowbrook residents asked the gas company to hook them up, too. Several say they’re ready to write checks for up to $3,000 to pay for boiler conversions, but their burning desire for gas will need to cool for a while.

“It may be two years before we start doing work in there,” said Darrel Quimby, the company’s vice president. “That’s how the process works.”

Maine Natural Gas is one of three regulated, investor-owned gas utilities in the state. For these private companies, residential expansion is a measured, calculated undertaking. Unless homes are near a distribution line, getting service requires a critical mass of cash-ready customers living within certain distances of a gas main to cover the costs of construction.

Botany Place met those conditions. But before any digging starts in Meadowbrook, the gas company needs to calculate a rate of return based on possible pipe routes, the number of committed customers, their estimated fuel consumption and other variables. For instance: The cost of running a mile of distribution line ranges from $150,000 to $300,000.

The challenge of getting gas to Meadowbrook is instructive for policy makers, who have been talking a lot lately about reducing Maine’s heating oil use by substituting natural gas.

Gov. Paul LePage set up a task force to seek solutions, and he recently called for the state to cut heating oil dependence in half by 2014, down to 40 percent. One of the key strategies is to encourage private enterprises to expand natural gas in built-up areas.

That idea has traction for big “anchor” customers, such as paper mills. But as residents of Meadowbrook are discovering, it’s easier said than done on the home front.

Nationally, natural gas heats more than half of all homes, a penetration that took many decades to achieve. But Maine didn’t gain a plentiful gas supply until two new interstate pipelines from Canada were built in the late 1990s. It takes time and money to build a distribution network, and today, only 5 percent of Maine homes are heated with natural gas.

Maine Natural Gas is a subsidiary of Spanish energy giant Iberdrola USA, the parent company of Central Maine Power Co. It serves Windham, Gorham and the Brunswick region. It started 13 years ago, but so far has only 2,800 customers.

The current price gap between oil and gas has Maine Natural Gas growing faster than ever.

Sometimes, the decision to expand is a no-brainer. Botany Place is an example.

The units are clustered and adjacent to a gas distribution line from Baribeau and MacMillan drives. A resident who expressed interest in gas last summer quickly enlisted more than two dozen neighbors willing and able to have their oil equipment converted. Maine Natural Gas offers a rebate of up to $400 to help offset the cost.

“We got 25 homes, and that made it worthwhile,” Quimby said.

Modern engineering also helps. A crew from Enterprise Trenchless Technologies has been using directional drilling equipment to snake 2-inch diameter polyethylene pipe, 3 feet deep, under lawns and driveways.

The job looks more like a landscaping project than an energy venture. Workers have dragged 4,000 feet of pipe under the condo complex, and in many places, the only evidence is spray paint and location marker flags.

“We started last Tuesday, and a lot of people didn’t even know we were in their backyards,” said Joe Jones, a foreman on the job.

At Botany Place, many homeowners will have gas this winter. Ted Bernard wishes he had the same opportunity.

Bernard drives by Botany Place, to and from downtown Brunswick. He turns off after Parkview Medical Center, which is served by gas.

Bernard’s four-year-old home is in the final phase of Meadowbrook, a collection of roughly 300 colonial and cape-style homes set among pines and hardwoods. Stacks of cordwood in many yards suggest residents are seeking heating alternatives; most homes heat with oil and many have older, less-efficient units.

That’s not the case in Bernard’s cellar. He has the Mercedes-Benz of oil boilers — a high-performance German unit with an outdoor temperature sensor and six zones connected to setback thermostats. Bernard isn’t satisfied, though. Converting the burner could cost a few thousand dollars, he concedes, but it would pay back in lower fuel bills within three years.

“If there’s ever a worldwide economic recovery, I wouldn’t be surprised to see $5-a-gallon heating oil,” he said.

Bernard’s reasoning, though, goes beyond money. He and a few neighbors gathered recently in his living room to chat about natural gas.

Gas is a domestic energy source that creates less air pollution, said Paul Ciejka. He lives down the road and burns 700 gallons of oil a year.

Kevin Hart lives across the street from Bernard. He moved here five years ago from New York state, where he heated with gas.

“There’s something odd about a truck coming to fill your tank,” he said.

Sandy and Mike Feil also heated with gas in their former home. Since moving to Meadowbrook, they’ve been unsettled by the wild price swings of heating oil.

Sandy Feil is president of the section’s homeowner association. At a recent meeting, 20 participants were asked about natural gas. Roughly 15 said they wanted to switch. With 300 homes in the entire subdivision, Feil figures there are plenty of potential customers in Meadowbrook — if they could only hook up.

Maine’s other gas distribution utilities are experiencing similar demand.

Bangor Gas signed up 1,000 residents in the area this year and is having a hard time connecting them all before winter. Some homes may have to wait until spring, the company said earlier this month.

Unitil has 70,800 customers in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, with Maine driving overall growth. The utility bought the former Northern Utilities system in 2008, and now has 27,000 customers in Lewiston-Auburn, Greater Portland and southern Maine. It wants to expand the customer base by 1.5 percent annually.

Some homeowners want faster growth. A letter writer to The Portland Press Herald recently complained that he tried to get Unitil interested in his 25-home, oil-heated development in South Portland, with no luck.

Alec O’Meara, a Unitil spokesman, said people may not realize that expansion costs can’t be shifted to existing homeowners.

“The construction costs associated with expanding the natural gas system can be significant,” he said. “By Maine regulation, these costs must be covered over time by the customers who benefit from the expanded service.”

In Meadowbrook, Bernard, Hart and the Feils say they’d write a check tomorrow. The thought of waiting another two years is frustrating, especially to Mike Feil, who’s 64.

“I hope I get it sometime,” he joked. “I’m not going to be here forever.”

Staff Writer Tux Turkel can be contacted at 791-6462 or at:


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