Driller Job Description

Driller Job Description

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Driller provides resolution to a diverse scope and range of complex problems at the well site where analysis of data requires having a broad knowledge of the product line tool(s) and service(s).

Driller Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Perform subsurface exploration duties using conventional drilling or in-situ testing techniques
Prepares United States (US) Department of Transportation (DOT) paperwork, as required
Perform drilling services and well installations by operating drilling equipment to bore exploratory vertical holes into the earth to evaluate soil type and obtain intact soil and groundwater samples to evaluate subsurface conditions
Travel to remote locations throughout Alaska in support of project work
Inspect drill rigs and associated equipment
Work with Engineers, Geologists, and Environmental Scientists to obtain soil and groundwater samples to evaluate subsurface conditions
Manage field assistants
Manage logistics for remote Alaskan mobilization, operation, and demobilization
Perform manual labor by assembling and disassembling equipment
Assist to set up/dismantle/move drill rigs and equipment

Driller Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Driller

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: DOT, CPR, H2S, IWCF, OSHA, HAZWOPPER, MIST, BOSIET

Education for Driller

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the driller job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and Bachelor's Degree in Technical, Engineering, Education, General Education, Applied Science, Supervision, Homeland Security, Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Geology

Skills for Driller

Desired skills for driller include:

Reading civil plans
Product line tool
Basic algebraic applications
Motorhand and Derrickhand positions
Emergency shut-in procedures and be able to respond to anyemergency efficiently and professionally
Mechanics as related to drill rigs
Soil & rock classifications
Gasoline engines

Desired experience for driller includes:

Ability to accurately receive and understands ideas, instructions, questions, problems, solutions – orally, visually or in writing
Knowledge of drilling techniques, measuring depths, blowout prevention and safety procedures essential
2+ years as operator of geotechnical drill rig minimum
A valid Class A CDL is desired but not required
Must have general knowledge of bulk material handling operations
Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator’s driver license and have the willingness to use personal and/or company vehicle in the course of employment

Driller Examples


Driller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a driller. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for driller
  • Add/remove drill rods/augers and other down hole tools
  • Conduct and complete necessary safety paperwork and processes
  • Clean drill rigs, vehicles, equipment and tools
  • Assist with daily pre-start check functions
  • Assist in routine maintenance on drill rigs, equipment, vehicles and tools
  • Perform first aid where required
  • Conduct weekly "tool box" safety meetings
  • Accurately log the depth of loaded shot holes
  • Maintain a safe working environment that is in compliance with all applicable OSHA regulations all applicable company Health and Safety and Compliance protocols
  • Must be capable of responding to emergency situations including, but not limited to, wellbore influxes, hydrogen sulfide detection and major mechanical or structural failures
Qualifications for driller
  • Must be able to work with a team, take direction from supervisors, keep required work schedules, focus attention on detail, and follow work rules
  • Operate and maintain drilling rigs and ancillary equipment
  • Assist Fitter with routine service and maintenance on drill rigs, vehicles, ancillary equipment and tools
  • Understanding fully the terms of the drilling program and liaising with the Supervisor to ensure successful completion
  • Consistently applying sound drilling practices and techniques to the best of your ability.Consult with Supervisor if conditions become abnormal, or conditions encountered are outside your ability
  • Load,drive and unload heavy vehicles Operate ancillary equipment

Driller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a driller. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for driller
  • Monitor the well for possible deviation’s at all times
  • Ensure the drill floor and associated areas are maintained in a clean, tidy, and hazard free condition
  • Maintain accurate records of ton miles
  • Instigate and conduct Safety, Pre-Tour and Pre-Job meetings on tour and off tour as required
  • Abide by Company policies, procedures and best practices at all times
  • Understand the requirements of the Company HSES policies and procedures and perform safe work practices all the time
  • Supervise rig crew compliance with safety policies and procedures and ensure good housekeeping practices, including directing safety meetings and following measures of Hazard Risk Assessment (HRA), Job Hazard Assessment (JHA), PTW and lift plans
  • Reinforce safety regulations to ensure safe work practices of the rig
  • Perform all the rig operations required on rigs for Drilling & Evaluation (D&E) and Completions& Production (C&P) classes such as – but not limited to - milling, fishing, setting packers, releasing packers, run in hole (RIH), pull out of hole (POOH), circulation, pressure tests, rig up, rig down, make up bit, BHA and string and any operation related to rig class activates
  • Function and pressure test Blow Out Preventers (BOP's) as per program
Qualifications for driller
  • Operate drill in a safe manner in quarry operation
  • Mobilize and move drill to different quarry locations
  • Must be able to drill angle holes, pre-split up to 60’ to 90’
  • Must be able to drill stripping shots with focus on top of mountain break down
  • Must be willing to work in other areas or operate equipment if drilling is not available
  • Requires lifting, pulling, pushing, or carrying up to 50 lbs

Driller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of driller. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for driller
  • Confirm measurements of drill pipes, casing and tubing with Rig Manager
  • Follow the instructions of rig manager for running and testing of casing and tubing fixtures
  • Install wellhead equipment and BOP stack as per rig manager instructions and class requirement
  • Secure well while working on rig floor, well head and cellar
  • Maintain communication with rig manager for operation preparation and with instructors during the class operations
  • Conduct on daily basis with rig manager, mechanic and electrician an visual (CAT I and II) inspection and lubrication of drawworks, rotary, swivels and other associated drilling equipment
  • Operate and service of standpipe manifold, mud pump and drilling fluid system equipment
  • Plan work for drill crew and ensure appropriate tools are ready for use
  • Report all incidents, accidents, near misses and hazards to the Site Manager as per the requirements of the EHS safety policy and procedure
  • Provide high level support to rig members in daily operations on the rig
Qualifications for driller
  • Must be physically fit to work in strenuous manual labor position with possible hazardous waste exposure
  • Must be able to lift objects weighing 50 lbs
  • This position requires the successful candidate to have a valid driver's license
  • High School Diploma or higher combined with work experience
  • With minimum 10 years of rig experience, 5 years in same position as driller
  • BS or AA in engineering, science, or construction/project management related field of study

Driller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of driller. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for driller
  • Ensure that all documentation and reports are completed including meeting reports, confined space entry sheets, slings and fall prevention log sheets, hazard identification reports, work permits, motor sheets, pump sheets, alert confirmations, rig consumables and other related items
  • The Driller Helper will assist the Driller on job sites
  • Responsible for monitoring the progress of the drilling operation, determine when bits need to be changed while operating pumps, rotary table, draw-works, top drive
  • Operating drill equipment according to company procedures and standards
  • Reading drilling pattern instructions or diagrams, measuring drill holes and inspecting drill pattern
  • Operating types of drilling machines, including large rotary drills, to bore blast hole to specified depths at stake positions
  • Operating other equipment periodically will be required
  • Perform daily inspection of vehicle and equipment
  • Perform routine inspection and preventive maintenance (including servicing, greasing, light mechanics) on assigned equipment and refer major defects on equipment to supervisor
  • Assist in repairs/maintenance to drill, mobile and stationary equipment
Qualifications for driller
  • 4+ years of drilling experience related to subsurface soils engineering and/or environmental investigations
  • Knowledge of Texas Geology a plus
  • Current Water Well Driller License a plus, but not required
  • Travel as necessary to complete assigned projects
  • 2+ years of geotechnical drill rig helper or similar construction equipment experience preferred, however, PSI will train
  • Have a good driving record and current drivers license

Driller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of driller. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for driller
  • Exemplify our company’s core values
  • Support and follow all company policies and procedures
  • Participate in regularly-scheduled huddles
  • Help create a positive work environment
  • Respond promptly to all communications
  • Complete timesheets as directed
  • Complete expense reports as directed
  • Complete corporate and division paperwork
  • Meet assigned quarterly/annual rocks
  • Make progress toward “everybody, every project, every day”
Qualifications for driller
  • Possess a valid CDL or be able to obtain one within 90 days for large rotary only
  • A high regard and positive attitude towards safety and teamwork
  • Ability to travel out of town on some projects (travel >30%) and work overtime (approx
  • Standard First Aid and H2S
  • 2+ years as operator of geotechnical core drill rig
  • Extensive operation of CME/SIMCO brand drills, Truck, Skid, Track preferred

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