Mud Rotary and Sonic Drillers

Full Time

Big Country Drilling

Become a valuable addition to the team at Western Canada’s industry leaderGrow your career in a place with a great company cultureReceive an attractive hourly wageAbout Big Country DrillingSince 2005, Big Country Drilling (BCD) has been an industry leader and innovator in the specialty drilling market throughout Western Canada. Our relentless focus is to be the safest, performance-driven drilling contractor while delivering the best value for our clients. Our clients in the oil sands, mining, environmental and geotechnical industries value our ability to provide top-tier people, equipment and methodologies to their important projects – no matter how large or small.BCD embraces “knowledge is power – and education is the premise of progress”. We consider well-trained and educated crews to be best equipped to protect our workforce, our clients, and the general public from injuries and property damage.For more information, please visit bigcountrydrilling.caAbout the OpportunityWe are looking for multiple full-time Mud Rotary and Sonic Drillers to join our team in Strathmore and Fort McMurray, AB.Note: This position is seasonal and follows a rotation of 3 weeks on and 1 week off, with 12-hour shifts.Your primary responsibility will be to operate drilling machinery and equipment while overseeing drilling operations.

Your duties will include, but are not limited to:Operating drilling equipment, such as rotary drills, mud pumps, and hoisting equipment, following established procedures and safety guidelinesMonitoring drilling progress and making necessary adjustments to ensure efficient and productive operationsConducting and documenting pre-drilling checks and inspections to ensure equipment remains in optimal condition; promptly reporting malfunctions or issues to the supervisorCollaborating with the drilling team to ensure adherence to drilling plans, safety protocols, and environmental regulationsLeading the setup and dismantling of drilling rigs and associated equipmentPerforming routine maintenance tasks on drilling equipment, including lubrication, filter changes, and minor repairsCommunicating effectively with team members and clients, facilitating a smooth workflow and timely project completionMaintaining accurate records of drilling activities, equipment usage, and inventory levelsAdhering to safety protocols, regulations, and company policies to maintain a secure working environmentDemonstrating strong leadership as a team leader and guiding the rig crewPrioritizing attention to detail for precise execution of drilling tasks and operationsProviding mentorship and fostering the growth of team membersExcelling in both the mechanics of drilling and administrative skills, including documentation and paperworkManaging administrative tasks and paperwork efficientlyAdapting to various weather conditions and exposure to the elements during drilling operationsAbout YouTo qualify, you will need to have preferably 2 years of experience as a driller in the oil and gas industry (specifically core hole drilling operations), and a valid driver’s license with a clean abstract (Preference given to Class 3 and Class 1 drivers).The following will be critical to successfully performing this role:Proficient knowledge of drilling equipment, machinery, and techniquesStrong technical aptitude for troubleshooting and resolving operational issuesDeep understanding of safety procedures with a consistent focus on prioritizing safetyPhysical fitness and endurance for challenging weather conditions and manual labourDetail-oriented mindset, emphasizing accuracy and precisionIndependent work ethic, demonstrating reliability and self-motivationFlexibility and adaptability to changing priorities and flexible hoursIn-depth industry knowledge of drilling equipment, techniques, and standardsAdvanced problem-solving skills, even under pressureEffective communication and interpersonal skills for positive relationshipsStrong organizational and time management abilities with attention to detailCommitment to safety and compliance with regulations and policiesProficiency in relevant computer applications and digital software tools for safety documentation, employee status, and equipment work ordersPossession of valid oil field tickets, including First Line Blowout prevention (willing to train suitable candidates)Willingness to travel as required by the jobExpertise in coring geotechnical drilling and rig operationsExceptional leadership, mentor and training qualitiesProficiency in administrative tasks, paperwork, and drilling mechanicsAbout the BenefitsAs a valued member of our team, you can look forward to an attractive hourly wage of $52 per hour. You’ll also gain access to some benefits, including:Overtime pay structureA living allowance of $60 per day when working in the fieldA structured Health spending accountAll transportation, meals, and accommodations are provided when working in the fieldExciting team-building events, along with cool company swag and opportunities for activities like snowmobiling, golfing, and barbecuesOpportunities for professional growth and development, with access to training programs and industry certifications.If you’re looking for a safe, inclusive, and exciting work environment with excellent opportunities for development and advancement, apply today


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