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Working As A Driller

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Make Decisions

  • $38,733

    Average Salary

What Does A Driller Do At Terracon Inc.

* All work shall adhere to safety standards as described below.
* Perform subsurface exploration duties using conventional drilling or in-situ testing techniques.
* Drilling may include auger drilling, mud rotary drilling, air rotary and diamond bit coring techniques.
* In-situ testing techniques may include cone penetration testing (CPT) and seismic cone penetration testing (SCPT) equipment, pressure meter and other, related apparatus.
* Work also includes installation of instrumentation, piezometers and monitor wells.
* Work as part of a multiple person team on projects.
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* Terracon is an EEO employer.
* We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions

What Does A Driller Do At Intertek

* All work shall adhere to the company, state and federal safety standards
* Perform subsurface exploration duties using conventional drilling or in-situ testing techniques.
* Drilling will include auger drilling, mud-rotary drilling and diamond bit rock coring techniques.
* In-situ testing techniques may include cone penetration testing (CPT), pressure meter and other related apparatus.
* Work also includes installation of instrumentation, piezometers and monitoring wells.
* Field locate required exploration points and determine elevations of points.
* Load soil samples, exploration tools and instrumentation/well installation tools and supplies onto trucks or drill rigs.
* Prepare and review boring logs using Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) and basic standard rock classifications and site description forms.
* Prepares United States (US) Department of Transportation (DOT) paperwork, as required.
* Report required maintenance to supervisor and perform maintenance tasks as required
* Perform various drilling activities including soil drilling, rock coring, sampling, classification, in-situ testing, and monitoring well installation using Hollow Stem augers and wet rotary drilling
* Responsible for maintaining necessary logs, records and filing reports

What Does A Driller Do At Summit Design and Engineering Services, PLLC

* Operates a geotechnical drill rig in a safe manner at all times
* Collects, classifies and labels samples
* Accurately completes daily reports and logs
* Maintains and repairs equipment as needed
* Directs Driller's Assistant

What Does A Driller Do At Maersk Drilling USA Inc.

Ensure safe operation of equipment and technical systems as instructed by the Main Well Driller; ensure the safety of all personnel working under his direct supervision; ensuring that the relevant requirements of the Management System are used as the term of reference for activities under control of the position; responsible for setback areas, pipe bays, Heavy Tool Store, sack store/mix area and drilling fluid circulation; ensure area of responsibility is well maintained, in clean condition and sustain a safe working environment; report any issue, noise , damage or finding for the equipment in area to the technical department and ensure it is all fit for use prior using; monitoring any deviation from specified procedures or on detection of abnormal drilling instrumentation readings or readings that are outside a specified range; assist the Main Well Driller in ensuring that the drilling is performed in compliance with current safety regulations and procedures, and in accordance with the established program and Maersk Drilling procedures and instructions; follow up on the Main Well Drillers orders; inform the Main Well Driller if any irregularities occur; participate in on the job training of the drilling crew; and know the systems for Work Permits and Safe Job Analysis

What Does A Driller Do At Terracon

* All work shall adhere to safety standards as described below.
* Perform subsurface exploration duties using conventional drilling or in-situ testing techniques.
* Drilling may include auger drilling, mud rotary drilling, air rotary and diamond bit coring techniques.
* In-situ testing techniques may include cone penetration testing (CPT) and seismic cone penetration testing (SCPT) equipment, pressure meter and other, related apparatus.
* Work also includes installation of instrumentation, piezometers and monitor wells.
* Work as part of a multiple person team on projects.
* Field locate required exploration points and determine elevations of points.
* Develop site reconnaissance information.
* Load soil samples, exploration tools and instrumentation/well installation tools and supplies onto trucks or drill rigs.
* Prepare and review boring logs using Unified Soil Classification System (USCS) and basic standard rock classifications and site description forms.
* Prepares United States (US) Department of Transportation (DOT) paperwork, as required.
* Provide input as to how to best perform exploration tasks.
* Report required maintenance to supervisor and perform maintenance tasks as required.
* Essential Role and Responsibilities:
* Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects.
* Participate in pre-task planning.
* Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
* Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
* This is an entry level position designed to train the individual in the various aspects of becoming a driller/exploration team member including equipment maintenance (i.e. augers, bits, etc.), equipment operation, basic survey and leveling equipment, and a general knowledge of reading civil plans.
* Trained in duties pertaining to test borings, CPT and SCPT exploration and/or installation of groundwater monitoring wells.
* Acts as an assistant to the lead operator to help perform routine exploration tasks.
* Drives medium duty trucks to various job sites

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Driller Career Paths

Driller
Driver Instructor Project Manager
Construction Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Welder Operator Foreman
Construction Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Foreman Field Supervisor Field Operation Manager
Director Of Field Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Tool Pusher Rig Manager
Drilling Superintendent
13 Yearsyrs
Equipment Operator Maintenance Technician Maintenance Manager
Facilities Maintenance Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Heavy Equipment Operator Service Technician Field Technician
Field Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Welder Foreman
General Superintendent
11 Yearsyrs
Technician Maintenance Technician Production Supervisor
General Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Delivery Driver Installation Technician
Installation Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Production Supervisor General Foreman
Mechanical Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Heavy Equipment Operator Driver Operation Supervisor
Operations Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Operator Technician Operations Manager
Plant Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Maintenance Supervisor Project Engineer
Project Superintendent
10 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Operations Manager
Regional Operation Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Rig Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Field Engineer Drilling Engineer
Rig Supervisor
8 Yearsyrs
Rig Manager Site Supervisor Construction Manager
Senior Construction Manager
14 Yearsyrs
Operator Foreman Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Foreman Supervisor Case Manager Supervisor
Supervisor And Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Equipment Operator Technician Licensed Practical Nurse
Unit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Rig Manager 6.3 years
Driller 5.0 years
Blast Hole Driller 3.8 years
Relief Driller 3.7 years
Well Driller 3.6 years
Oil Rig Driller 3.5 years
Core Driller 2.9 years
Oil Driller 2.9 years
Hand Driller 2.4 years
Driller Helper 1.6 years
Top Employers Before
Derrick Hand 19.0%
Floor Hand 18.0%
Derrickman 14.9%
Roustabout 8.8%
Roughneck 4.4%
Operator 3.0%
Welder 2.8%
Assistant 2.6%
Mechanic 2.4%
Supervisor 2.3%
Driver 1.9%
Helper 1.6%
Rig Hand 1.6%
Top Employers After
Rig Manager 19.3%
Supervisor 4.7%
Consultant 4.6%
Operator 4.3%
Floor Hand 4.2%
Driver 3.8%
Derrickman 2.6%
Welder 2.4%
Technician 2.4%
Owner 2.4%

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Driller Demographics

Gender

Male

95.8%

Female

3.2%

Unknown

1.0%
Ethnicity

White

60.8%

Hispanic or Latino

17.4%

Black or African American

12.2%

Asian

5.7%

Unknown

3.9%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

43.1%

Dakota

21.6%

Arabic

7.8%

Carrier

5.9%

Indonesian

2.0%

Hawaiian

2.0%

Romanian

2.0%

Cantonese

2.0%

Japanese

2.0%

Occidental

2.0%

Mandarin

2.0%

Italian

2.0%

Persian

2.0%

Korean

2.0%

Croatian

2.0%
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Driller Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

8.0%

Midland College

7.3%

Delgado Community College

7.3%

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

7.3%

University of Oklahoma

6.6%

Tyler Junior College

5.8%

Texas A&M University

5.8%

The Academy

5.1%

San Juan College

5.1%

Odessa College

4.4%

Stephen F Austin State University

4.4%

Cisco Junior College

3.6%

Great Basin College

3.6%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.6%

Texas Tech University

3.6%

Tulsa Welding School

3.6%

Salt Lake Community College

3.6%

Casper College

3.6%

Southwest Mississippi Community College

3.6%

University of Houston

3.6%
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Majors

Business

14.7%

General Studies

13.0%

Precision Metal Working

8.7%

Automotive Technology

7.0%

Criminal Justice

6.6%

Petroleum Engineering

6.2%

Electrical Engineering Technology

4.5%

Management

4.5%

Industrial Technology

4.3%

Health And Wellness

3.8%

Electrical Engineering

3.4%

Education

3.4%

Computer Science

3.2%

Engineering

3.2%

General Education, Specific Areas

2.6%

Heating And Air Conditioning

2.6%

Drafting And Design

2.3%

Civil Engineering

2.1%

Mechanical Engineering

2.1%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

1.9%
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Degrees

Other

57.6%

Bachelors

14.7%

Associate

11.7%

Certificate

10.6%

Diploma

2.7%

Masters

1.6%

License

0.9%

Doctorate

0.2%
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Real Driller Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Driller Savanna Energy Services (USA) Corp. The Woodlands, TX Aug 17, 2015 $86,570
Driller Savanna Energy Services (USA) Corp. The Woodlands, TX Aug 14, 2015 $86,570
Driller Savanna Energy Services (USA) Corp. The Woodlands, TX Aug 20, 2015 $86,570
High Scaler/Specialized Driller Hi-Tech Rockfall Construction Inc. Snoqualmie Pass, WA May 26, 2014 $86,151 -
$114,785
Cone Penetration Driller Gregg Drilling & Testing, Inc. Martinez, CA Aug 08, 2016 $65,520
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Gregg Drilling & Testing, Inc. Martinez, CA May 21, 2013 $60,195
High Scaler/Specialized Driller Hi-Tech Rockfall Construction Inc. Snoqualmie Pass, WA May 26, 2014 $52,175 -
$114,785
Construction Drillers Creative Concepts Group Inc. Glen Burnie, MD Dec 28, 2009 $51,987
Cone Penetration Driller Gregg Drilling & Testing, Inc. Martinez, CA Oct 27, 2010 $48,001
Earth Drillers Delaune Drilling Service, Ltd. TX Jun 30, 2013 $38,192
Earth Driller Delaune Drilling Service, Ltd. TX Mar 01, 2014 $38,109
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Sage Telecommunications Commerce City, CO Aug 07, 2008 $35,521
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Sage Telecommunications Commerce City, CO Aug 20, 2008 $35,521
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas J.F. E., Inc. Dobbs Ferry, NY Apr 29, 2010 $32,349 -
$37,253
Earth Driller ECO Site Development, LLC. Patterson, NY Oct 27, 2008 $32,349
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas M Electric Corporation Dec 10, 2010 $27,256

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Top Skills for A Driller

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  1. Drill Floor
  2. Derrick
  3. Mud
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  • Supervised the work done on the drill floor and all other work in connection with drilling operations.
  • Tracked well performance and delivered hourly reports to derrick personnel and management.
  • Start and examine operation of slush pumps in order to ensure circulation and consistency of drilling fluid or mud in well.
  • Supervised rig up and down during moves and rig down, stack-out procedures, and transportation from Turkmenistan to Kazakhstan.
  • Assisted the Rig Manager in general hazard identification and assessment and communicated to other crew members.

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