Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss


The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Become A Drill Operator

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Drill Operator

  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Getting Information
  • $51,650

    Average Salary

What Does A Drill Operator Do At Aero Communications Inc.

* Operate drilling equipment (directional drill, excavator, forklift, dump truck) and various other construction equipment in both standard and high-risk areas (i.e. areas with live utilities).
* Possess general knowledge of construction practices and be familiar with equipment
* Maintain and secure all vehicles, equipment and tools.
* Read blueprints prior to drilling.
* Organize materials and other resources to complete excavation requirements, which may include basic hand tools.
* Attend all safety meetings

What Does A Drill Operator Do At Pattison Sand Company LLC

* 61656;Procures and transports materials, tools, equipment and blasting agents and accessories. Inspects, scales, rockbolts, and screens and straps to achieve control of ground.Checks condition of travel way, work area, and equipment and corrects any unsafe conditions. Inspects bolting machine, jumbo drill and other machinery common to mining. Shoots grade and center line from pre-determined lines and determines location, spacing, number, inclination and depth of blast and bolt holes. Operates L
* H.D. vehicle to muck out rounds and to load broken material into trucks or rock passes or remucks at designated locations. Sets up and operates various types of rock drills to drill blast holes, test holes, rock bolt holes and line plug holes, etc. Procures blasting agents and accessories, loads, primes, times, connects rounds, checks and extends blasting lines, blows air, guards and blasts or sets up for centrally controlled blasting operations
* Salary: Hourly
* Highly Competitive & PSC offers a Night Shift Differential of $2
* per hourRotation schedules are 84 hours bi-weekly (8 of the 84 hours are paid out an OVERTIME rate of 1 i) Rotation Schedule:iWeek 1
* Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday (48 hrs./ 8 hrs. paid overtime)iWeek 2
* Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday (36 hrs

What Does A Drill Operator Do At Lambert's Cable Splicing

* Safely operates directional drills on jobsite
* Safely identifies utilities in the construction area and bore path
* Safely and correctly connect/stub-up conduit and wire
* Dig pits, trenches or potholes as directed by job plan including windows when crossing utilities
* Restores and/or landscapes disturbed areas of the jobsite
* Demonstrates job skill, procedures and techniques to crew members
* Responsible for the site set-up and clean-up
* Our Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.
* The Company's policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
* The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.
* It is also the Company's policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.
* When you apply for this job, you will be asked to answer questions regarding your criminal background.
* Answering “Yes” to the criminal background questions will not automatically bar you from employment.
* A criminal background check will be conducted following any conditional offer of employment.
* Only those crimes which are substantially related to the position you are seeking will be considered.
* Please note that for certain contractors with whom we do business, based on the nature of their operation, the type of offense and related factors may affect your assignment to that contractor.
* Factors that will be taken into account include: (1) The facts or circumstances surrounding the offense or conduct; (2) the number of offenses for which you were convicted or plea was entered; (3) your age at the time of conviction or plea, or release from prison; (4) any evidence that you performed the same or similar type of work, post conviction/plea, with the same or different employers, with no known incidents of criminal conduct; (5) the length and consistency of employment history before and after the offense or conduct; (6) any rehabilitation efforts, e.g. education/training; (7) any employment or character references and any other information regarding your fitness for the particular position; and/or (8) whether you are bonded under a federal, state, or local bonding program.
* For applicants residing in and/or applying for a position in a state or locality listed below, please review the specific directions below before submitting your application.
* CALIFORNIA APPLICANTS: Do not identify any misdemeanor conviction for which probation has been successfully completed or otherwise discharged and the case has been dismissed by a court.
* Also, do not identify marijuana related convictions entered by the court more than 2 years ago that involve: unlawful possession of marijuana; transportation or giving away of up to 28
* grams of marijuana, other than concentrated cannabis, or the offering to transport or give away up to 28
* grams of marijuana, other than concentrated cannabis; possession of paraphernalia used to smoke marijuana; being in a place with knowledge that marijuana was being used; or being under the influence of marijuana.
* Also, do not identify any arrest or detention that did not result in a conviction or any record of a referral to, and participation in, any pretrial or post trial diversion program. (SAN FRANCISCO APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS AFTER THE FIRST INTERVIEW.
* When answering such questions, please do not disclose any misdemeanor and felony convictions that occurred more than seven years prior to the inquiry or : (a) arrests other than those which charges are still pending, (b) completion of any diversion program, (c) sealed or juvenile offenses, or (d) infractions that are not felonies or misdemeanors.) CONNECTICUT APPLICANTS: Do not identify any arrest, criminal charge or conviction the records of which have been erased by a court based on sections 46b
* o or 54
* a of the Connecticut General Statutes.
* Criminal records subject to erasure under these sections are records concerning a finding of delinquency or the fact that a child was a member of a family with service needs, an adjudication as a youthful offender, a criminal charge that was dismissed or not prosecuted, a criminal charge for which the person was found not guilty, or a conviction for which the offender received an absolute pardon.
* Any person whose criminal records have been judicially erased under one or more of these sections is deemed to have never been arrested within the meaning of the law as it applies to the particular proceedings that have been erased, and may so swear under oath.
* GEORGIA APPLICANTS: Do not identify any verdict or plea of guilty or nolo contendere that was discharged by the court under Georgia's First Offender Act.
* HAWAII APPLICANTS: Choose the answer: "I live in and/or am applying for a job in a state that does not require an answer at this time." YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ANSWER THE CRIMINAL HISTORY QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE RECEIVED A CONDITIONAL OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT.
* Please limit your responses to any convictions within the past 10 years, excluding any period of time when you were incarcerated.
* IOWA APPLICANTS: Convictions will not automatically be a bar to employment, but the job, and the time, nature and seriousness of the crime will be considered.

What Does A Drill Operator Do At Aero Communications Inc.

* Install new or replacement coax cable by directional drill or hand digging.
* Perform construction work such as digging holes, placing poles, laying cable in the ground, unreeling, pulling and stringing wire and cable from pole to pole.
* Place fiber cable from central office through conduit or attach pole lines to customer business or distribution points in the loop.
* Install, move or remove aerial, underground or building wire/cable, using necessary equipment, poles and hardware per customer and supervisory order.
* Move, lift, or pull weights of 100 pounds or more to operate power equipment such as compressors, pumps, blowers, winches and hydraulic equipment such as aerial lifts (buckets), diggers, directional bore rigs, and trenchers.
* Must be able to lift or move manhole covers or similar items.
* Maintain thorough and current proficiency of FCC and performance specifications, and can without supervision, initiate and complete comprehensive testing including all FCC required or recommended tests and measurements.
* Responsible for the correct, safe and efficient locating and marking of underground utilities by thoroughly searching for underground plant in an area.
* Properly mark the location and complete the necessary paperwork.
* Complete and supply necessary documentation for daily reporting.
* Communicate with customers and other employees to help maintain code and to communicate job status and issues surrounding daily activities

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Drill Operator

Education and training requirements vary by the occupation. Crane operators and excavating machine operators usually have several years of experience in related occupations, such as construction equipment operators or hoist or winch operators.


Although no formal education is usually required, some companies prefer material moving machine operators to have a high school diploma. For crane operators, excavating machine operators, and dredge operators, however, a high school diploma or equivalent is typically required.


Most material moving machine operators are trained on the job in less than a month. Some machines are more complex than others, such as cranes as compared with industrial trucks such as forklifts. Therefore, the amount of time spent in training will vary with the type of machine the operator is using. Learning to operate a forklift or an industrial truck in warehouses, for example, may take only a few days. Training to operate a crane for port operations may take several months. Most workers are trained by a supervisor or another experienced employee.

The International Union of Operating Engineers offers apprenticeship programs for heavy equipment operators, such as excavating machine operators or crane operators. Apprenticeships combine paid on-the-job training with technical instruction.

During their training, material moving machine operators learn a number of safety rules, many of which are standardized through the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Employers must certify that each operator has received the proper training. Operators who work with hazardous materials receive further specialized training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

A number of states and several cities require crane operators to be licensed. To get a license, operators typically must complete a skills test in which they show that they can control a crane. They also must pass a written exam that tests their knowledge of safety rules and procedures. Some crane operators and industrial truck and tractor operators may obtain certification, which includes passing a written exam.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Crane operators and excavating machine operators usually have several years of experience working as construction equipment operators or hoist and winch operators. 

Important Qualities

Alertness. Material moving machine operators must be aware of their surroundings while operating machinery.

Hand–eye–foot coordination. Material moving machine operators should have steady hands and feet to guide and control heavy machinery precisely. They use hand controls to maneuver their machines through tight spaces, around large objects, and on uneven surfaces.

Mechanical skills. Material moving machine operators make minor adjustments to their machines and perform basic maintenance.

Visual ability. Material moving machine operators must be able to clearly see where they are driving or what they are moving. They must also watch for nearby workers, who may unknowingly be in their path.

Show More

Show Less

Drill Operator jobs

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

Add To My Jobs

Drill Operator Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

  • Unknown



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

Show More

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Carrier

  • Tagalog

  • Filipino

  • French

Show More

Drill Operator

Unfortunately we don’t have enough data for this section.

Drill Operator Education

Drill Operator

Unfortunately we don’t have enough data for this section.

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time

Real Drill Operator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas Savanna Energy Services (USA) Corp. Odessa, TX Apr 09, 2012 $115,000
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. Anchorage, AK Nov 16, 2009 $86,400
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas Terravici Drilling Solutions, Inc. Houston, TX Feb 18, 2014 $73,528
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil & Gas Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. Anchorage, AK Apr 09, 2008 $70,221
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas Stone Well Service, Inc. Lolita, TX Jan 22, 2014 $36,773
Waterwell Drill Operator H & F Waterwell Drilling Seminole, TX Dec 31, 2008 $30,000
Waterwell Drill Operator H & F Waterwell Drilling Seminole, TX Dec 06, 2007 $30,000

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

Show More

Top Skills for A Drill Operator


Show More

Top Drill Operator Skills

  1. Safety Meetings
  2. Directional Drill
  3. Drill Bits
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Conducted daily safety meetings for all shifts before their workday started.
  • Operated directional drilling machines to install underground utilities.
  • Replace drill bits when dull and/or broken; occasional manual sharpening necessary.
  • Operate Heavy Equipment, excavation work, Operated and helped with Drilling Operations.
  • Trained to operate a manual drill press skillfully and safely according to company guidelines.

Top Drill Operator Employers

Drill Operator Videos

Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas Job Description

Night Operator-Team BSA Drill

Baker Hughes Equipment Operator