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Driller Job Description
September 10, 2015

Basic Job Description:

The Driller is responsible to operate the Ditch Witch directional drills, maintaining the equipment as well as assisting to load and unload rig from the trailer, ensuring all safety standards are met. Strong communication skills will be required to discuss equipment changes (drill bits) and maintain communication with the locator and labourer on-site. He / She will be required to operate a variety of equipment as required, including picker trucks, water trucks etc. Staff are required to participate in all Safety Meetings.


  • Safety Tickets Preferred: H2S, Confined Space Level 1 & 2, First Aid, Ground Disturbance
  • In house training includes:
    • Workplace Hazard of Dangerous Goods (WHIMIS)
    • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
    • Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS09)
    • Electronic General Safety Orientation (EGSO)
    • Complete and thorough training of all practices and procedures by a competent Big Bore Directional Drilling Ltd. employee on the job.


Previous experience will be considered an asset

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Good mathematical ability
  • Work Independently
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Follow all Safe Work Practices and Job Procedures
  • Maintain a Safe Work Environment
  • Ability to read maps
  • Working in remote areas for extended periods
  • Work in extreme temperatures (cold and heat)

Position Requirements:

  • Physically Fit
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Valid Class 5, although Class 1 or 3 will be given preference
  • Possess a clean Driver’s Abstract
  • Ability to think and react to changing conditions quickly
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Working in remote areas for extended periods
  • Work in extreme temperatures (cold and heat)

** Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Testing will be conducted

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