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Working As A Driller

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Deal with People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • Make Decisions

  • Repetitive

  • $48,000

    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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* For full info follow application link
* 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
Operator Foreman Superintendent
Project Superintendent
10 Yearsyrs
Operator Foreman Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Operator Foreman Assistant Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Driver Electrician Owner
Construction Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Driver Field Service Technician Operations Manager
General Manager Of Operations
8 Yearsyrs
Driver Electrician Superintendent
General Superintendent
11 Yearsyrs
Directional Driller Field Engineer Electrician
General Contractor
5 Yearsyrs
Equipment Operator Technician Operation Supervisor
Transportation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Equipment Operator Field Service Technician Service Manager
Installation Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Equipment Operator Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Environmental Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
Welder Journeyman Superintendent
Operations Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Emergency Medical Technician Safety Coordinator
HSE Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Technician Officer Site Supervisor
Rig Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Directional Driller Field Engineer Drilling Engineer
Drilling Supervisor
10 Yearsyrs
Welder Field Service Technician Field Supervisor
Field Operation Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Field Engineer Drilling Engineer
Drilling Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Consultant Lead Technician Technical Manager
Chief Technologist
7 Yearsyrs
Heavy Equipment Operator Operations Engineer Drilling Engineer
Drilling Superintendent
13 Yearsyrs
Drilling Foreman Rig Manager
Drilling Consultant
16 Yearsyrs
Mud Engineer Drilling Consultant Drilling Supervisor
Rig Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Diamond Driller 7.7 years
Rig Manager 6.5 years
Driller 5.0 years
Blast Hole Driller 4.8 years
Well Driller 4.5 years
Oil Rig Driller 4.1 years
Water Well Driller 4.0 years
Rotary Driller 4.0 years
Relief Driller 3.6 years
Drill Operator 3.2 years
Derrick Hand 3.2 years
Core Driller 2.9 years
Oil Driller 2.7 years
Hand Driller 2.4 years
Drilling Assistant 2.1 years
Driller Helper 1.9 years
Top Careers Before Driller
Derrick Hand 18.7%
Floor Hand 17.1%
Derrickman 15.2%
Roustabout 8.9%
Roughneck 4.5%
Operator 3.1%
Assistant 2.8%
Welder 2.7%
Supervisor 2.2%
Mechanic 2.2%
Driver 2.1%
Foreman 1.8%
Rig Hand 1.6%
Top Careers After Driller
Rig Manager 18.9%
Driver 4.3%
Operator 4.3%
Supervisor 4.2%
Consultant 4.2%
Floor Hand 4.2%
Derrickman 2.8%
Technician 2.6%
Welder 2.5%
Owner 2.3%

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Average Yearly Salary
$48,000
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$21,000
Min 10%
$48,000
Median 50%
$48,000
Median 50%
$48,000
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$48,000
Median 50%
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$109,000
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Best Paying Company
Exova
Highest Paying City
Anchorage, AK
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
5.0 years
How much does a Driller make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Driller in the United States is $48,816 per year or $23 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $21,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $109,000.

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 Driller ECO Site Development, LLC. Patterson, NY Oct 27, 2008 $32,349
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas J.F. E., Inc. Dobbs Ferry, NY Apr 29, 2010 $32,349 -
$37,253
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas M Electric Corporation Dec 10, 2010 $27,256
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas Kenco Water Well Service Waller, TX Mar 29, 2013 $25,834
Earth Drillers, Except Oil & Gas Kenco Water Well Service Waller, TX Jul 08, 2011 $25,834

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Top Skills for A Driller

  1. Mud Pumps
  2. Crew Members
  3. Drill Pipe
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Demonstrated high degree of confidence when operating heavy equipment and maintaining $350,000 mud pumps driven by Caterpillar diesel engines.
  • Assisted the Rig Manager in general hazard identification and assessment and communicated to other crew members.
  • Know the capacity of mud pits, volume of the well, capacity of drill pipes, drill collars, casings.
  • Ensured that safety procedures and protocols were followed throughout each operation.
  • Take charge of the day-to-day operations within drilling rig with a top drive, including management of five personnel.

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Top 10 Best States for Drillers

  1. Alaska
  2. Wisconsin
  3. North Dakota
  4. Minnesota
  5. Iowa
  6. Michigan
  7. Illinois
  8. Missouri
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Driller Demographics

Gender

Male

90.5%

Unknown

6.1%

Female

3.4%
Ethnicity

White

61.7%

Hispanic or Latino

16.6%

Black or African American

12.3%

Asian

5.6%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

47.1%

Dakota

16.2%

Arabic

5.9%

Carrier

4.4%

Portuguese

2.9%

German

2.9%

Italian

2.9%

Indonesian

1.5%

Hawaiian

1.5%

Mandarin

1.5%

Cherokee

1.5%

Romanian

1.5%

Cantonese

1.5%

Japanese

1.5%

French

1.5%

Occidental

1.5%

Persian

1.5%

Korean

1.5%

Croatian

1.5%
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Driller Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

11.4%

The Academy

7.1%

Midland College

6.7%

Texas A&M University

6.7%

Delgado Community College

6.2%

University of Oklahoma

6.2%

San Juan College

5.7%

University of Texas at Arlington

4.8%

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

4.8%

Tyler Junior College

4.3%

Odessa College

4.3%

Jones County Junior College

4.3%

Great Basin College

3.8%

Casper College

3.8%

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

3.8%

Universal Technical Institute

3.3%

Tulsa Welding School

3.3%

Salt Lake Community College

3.3%

University of Houston

3.3%

Cisco Junior College

2.9%
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Majors

Business

14.7%

General Studies

12.9%

Precision Metal Working

9.4%

Automotive Technology

8.5%

Criminal Justice

6.8%

Petroleum Engineering

6.2%

Management

4.4%

Computer Science

4.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.7%

Industrial Technology

3.6%

Health And Wellness

3.6%

Electrical Engineering

3.2%

Engineering

3.2%

Education

3.0%

Heating And Air Conditioning

2.6%

Environmental Science

2.2%

Mechanical Engineering

2.1%

Accounting

2.1%

Geology

1.9%

General Education, Specific Areas

1.9%
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Degrees

Other

55.7%

Bachelors

15.3%

Associate

13.1%

Certificate

9.8%

Diploma

2.9%

Masters

2.4%

License

0.6%

Doctorate

0.2%
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