Driller/ Exploration II

Greenville, SC 29615

Posted: 10/16/2019 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 173059 Pay Rate: DOE

The Driller will perform subsurface exploration 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 tool 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.

In charge of two-person crews on projects requiring borings ranging to depths of approximately 50 feet.

Assistant CPT/SCPT operator working with Sr. operators.

Assists in the location of exploration points, including confirming that all points have been cleared by utility companies as safe for exploration.

Drives medium duty straight trucks to various job sites. Operates and drives all-terrain vehicle-mounted drill rigs.

High school diploma or equivalent.

Minimum 1 year of relevant experience or the equivalent in training and related experience.

DOT Medical Card

OSHA 40-Hour Course

CPR/First Aid Trained

Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

Valid Class A or B commercial driver’s license with acceptable violation history.

Many states require specific driller/well installation licensure. Where applicable, such licensure is required.

In-Situ testing methods (i.e. packer testing, pressure meter testing, vane shear testing, instrumentation installation, etc.)

Barge drilling experience

Angle drilling experience

Strong written and verbal communication skills


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