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12 May 2022

Full-Time Driller Assistant – Full Time Temp

NC Department of Transportation – Posted by demaionewton Washington, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

How to Apply
You must apply at by May 23, 2022 at midnight EST to be considered.
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The Challenge
We are hiring a full time temporary Driller Assistant to join our Geotechnical team.
In this role, you will:
    • Be part of a two-person team performing and supporting drilling operations gathering geotechnical data that enables our Geologist/Engineer to make recommendations for the design, construction, and/or maintenance on future and existing roadways and structures.
    • Perform in situ test using standard to complex drilling procedures including Standard Penetration, Vane Shear, and Dynamic Penetration Tests.
    • Conduct normal drilling procedures including auger drilling, mud drilling, rock coring, wash boring, hand augering, rod sounding and probing.
    • Identify the best method for penetrating subsurface materials to accomplish the needs of the supervising Geologist/Engineer.
    • Identify changes in the subsurface conditions based on reactions of the drill equipment/test apparatus between test elevations.
    • Mobilize complex drilling, testing, and sampling equipment.
    • Operate heavy equipment including trucks and trailers.
    • Transport equipment including truck-mounted drills, ATV-mounted drills, skid-mounted rigs, and barge drills, to test sites.
    • Equip drills with the applicable drilling tools and accessories including pumps, pressure hoses, water tanks, drilling bits, drilling rods, drilling casing, coring apparatus, bentonite mud, mud tub, standard penetration test apparatus, solid augers, hollow stem augers, Shelby tubes, adapters, and hand tools.
    • Maintain complex drilling/testing equipment.
    • Perform frequent inspections and repairs to all drill machines, testing, and sampling equipment.
    • Maintain readiness of tools and equipment.
    • Receive instruction from higher-level technicians in the safe and efficient operation/maintenance of power drill machines, drill accessories, survey instruments and office procedures.
    • Contact property owners to notify them of the project activities on their property and obtain wellwater information.
    • Contact utility companies to have them determine locations of underground utilities.
    • Frequent overnight travel may be required.
    • A pre-employment drug test is required.
    • A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Permit is required within 30 days of employment and a CDL License is required within 9 months of employment.
What You Bring
    • Demonstrated knowledge of water well/geotechnical drilling, or heavy equipment operation and maintenance of equipment.
    • Experience operating/maintaining a chainsaw and power tools.
    • Experience performing normal drilling procedures such as auger drilling, mud drilling, wash boring, rock coring, hand augering, rod sounding and probing.
    • Skills to identify the best method for penetrating subsurface materials to accomplish the needs of the supervising Geologist/Engineer, and communicate subsurface changes between tests from drill reactions.
    • Experience communicating work to be performed to property owners, obtaining wellwater information, and describing location of work to underground utility locating services.
    • Strength to do heavy work to move objects exerting 100+ pounds of force occasionally, 50+ pounds of force frequently, and 10+ pounds of force constantly.
Education & Experience
    • Associate’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology, Survey Technology, or related field, or
    • A high school/GED diploma and 5+ years of drilling experience, or
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience.
Call me: Brenda Futrell at 919-662-4710.
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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: driller, drilling, and geotechnical. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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