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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

  • $62,070

    Average Salary

What Does A Driller Do At Key Energy Services

* Ensuring all crew members are at the rig and prepared to work at scheduled time
* Operating the rig and equipment as requested by the company contracting the rig
* Working closely with customers to resolve concerns and complaints
* Maintaining productivity standards for all rig functions
* Ensuring quality products and services are provided to the customer
* Complying with all safety procedures and ensuring a safe working environment
* Complying with all applicable government regulations
* Ensuring efficient maintenance of assigned rig and equipment
* Establishing and maintaining a positive work environment for rig crew

What Does A Driller Do At Schnabel Foundation Company

* Responsible for the operation of drilling equipment to ensure the integrity and productivity of earth tieback installation.
* Eventually be responsible for supervising drill crew, and ensuring that their duties are executed safely and efficiently.
* Responsible for assisting Job Supervisor in performance of his duties
* Responsible for assisting in the identification and design of appropriate drilling systems for site conditions
* Responsible for maintaining a safe working environment
* Responsible for maintaining, servicing, repairing and operating drilling equipment
* Perform any other duties central to the proper functioning of the company
* Understands and able to signal others to facilitate alignment, movement, or adjustment of machinery, equipment, or materials
* Load, unload, or identify building materials, machinery, or tools, distributing them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans or specifications (rigging)
* Has knowledge of bench requirements for equipment and will not operate from an unstable bench

What Does A Driller Do At Tetra Tech

* Safety conscience in all aspects of work
* Perform routine maintenance of equipment
* Keep accurate and detailed records
* Prepare field boring logs
* Classify soils in the field
* Measure/layout test boring locations
* Proficient with Shelby Tube and Split Spoon sampling methods
* Proficient with mud rotary and auger drilling methods

What Does A Driller Do At Nana Regional Corporation

* Position is responsible for performing the following tasks:
* Operate rotary, churn, and pneumatic drills to bore into surface and subsurface land.
* Calibrate machine and select drill according to job.
* Start and stop drilling motion.
* Position machine, augers, and pipes.
* Blast holes in open-pit mines and quarries.
* Operate tracked or truck-mounted rotary drilling, air-track or other drilling machines.
* Measure location and stake out pattern of holes to be drilled, load blast holes with explosives and detonate explosives to dislodge coal, ore or rock.
* Read instructions and diagrams.
* Assemble primer charges using selected detonators, fuses, detonating cords and other materials.
* Operate tracked or truck-mounted drill equipped with auger or other attachment to drill holes for building foundations or pilings.
* Tap subsurface water and salt deposits.
* Remove core samples during mineral exploration or soil testing.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Driller Do At Texas Sterling Construction Co

* Operates crane mounted drilling equipment for drilling holes of specific sizes for concrete pier and footing.
* Observes load hookup and determines safety of load.
* Manipulates or depresses crane controls such as pedals, levers, and buttons, to regulate speed and direction of crane and hoist movement.
* Uses hoisting attachments such as hook, sling, electromagnet, or bucket as load requires.
* Cleans and maintains crane and hoisting mechanism.
* Daily inspects crane for defective parts and notifies supervisor of defects or malfunctions.
* Uses critical lift plan checklist and signs off on completion.
* Qualifications 2+ years of foundation drilling experience is required.
* Knowledge and ability to use the following types of equipment: crane mounted drill attachments.
* Knowledge of construction practices in the foundation drilling industry.
* Must possess tools and knowledge to work with drilling equipment.
* Knowledge of proper signals for crane work.
* Physical Requirements While performing the duties of this Job, the Driller is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration.
* The Driller is frequently exposed to high, precarious places and outside weather conditions.
* The Driller is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.
* The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.
* While performing the essential functions of this job, the Driller is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, lift above their head, and talk or hear, smell or taste.
* The Driller is occasionally required to kneel, crouch or stoop, climb ladders, bend at the waist, squat, and crawl in tight or confined spaces to perform the essential functions.
* The Driller must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
* Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
* Ascending and descending ladders or stairs is required, and movement on uneven terrain is occasionally required to carry out essential duties.
* The Driller will spend their time on the physical job site.
* This position is exposed to high temperatures; cool/cold temperatures; and loud noises.
* Work in the construction area poses significantly greater risk due to moving construction equipment and active construction zones with trip and fall hazards.
* Attention to deadlines and finishes assigned tasks on time with high standards of quality.
* Excellent housekeeping skills.
* Ability to work with various measurements which include metric, feet and hundredths

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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
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
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 -
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
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 Driller Skills

  1. Derrick
  2. Supervise
  3. Crew Members
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Promoted to Assistant Derrick man, Derrick man, Assistant Driller to Driller.
  • Supervised rig crew while being responsible for monitoring rig activity.
  • Hired and trained crew members as needed.
  • Repair and assembly on well stimulation and mud pumps.
  • Run all operations on both Kelly and Top Drive Rigs.

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