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Boart Longyear Driller - Wytheville in Wytheville, Virginia

Job Description:

Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity and a gratifying career? The industry leader Boart Longyear Core Driller position is just for you. We realize being a Driller Assistant can be a tough and physically demanding position; however we’re looking for people that are willing to work hard and not afraid to get dirty.

Our drilling services are the global industry leaders in the application of rotary, core, sonic and percussive drilling. Our global teams of rotary drillers are skilled, knowledgeable, safety-focused and committed to our customers and our business. With this position, you will be placed on a highly motivated team who is responsible for a Boart Longyear drilling rig. At Boart Longyear we conceptualize, engineer and manufacture our legendary drilling rigs. With our extremely skilled drillers and well-built drilling rigs, Boart Longyear has an impeccable safety record.

In a global environment, Boart Longyear Core Drilling Services is the client choice in the industries we serve; some of the work includes minerals exploration, environmental soil samples, water wells, geo-thermal and infrastructure. Core drilling is a mechanism designed to rotate and to cause an annular-shaped rock-cutting bit to penetrate rock formations, produce cylindrical cores of the formations penetrated, and lift such cores to the surface, where they may be collected and examined. Core drilling is used frequently in mineral exploration where the coring may be several hundred to several thousand feet down in length.

Job Responsibilities

  • Mobilization in setting up drill sites

  • Operate a core drilling rig 10-12 hours per day for a 20 day hitch

  • Prepare daily reports of all drilling activities.

  • Perform and document daily pre-shift inspections

  • Perform and document maintenance and repairs on company equipment and vehicles

  • Must have a basic knowledge of drilling mud fluid

  • Must understand the nature of core drilling and be able to extract suitable core samples from depths down to 5,000 feet

  • Must have a complete knowledge of mechanics as related to drill rigs, diesel, and gasoline engines, hydraulics and electrical

  • Be able handle heavy wrenches, lift and/or carry heavy tools or supplies and operate levers with both hands

  • Ability to communicate with and supervise employees working on the drill site


  • Previous experience of at least 1 year as a continuous core driller

  • Previous experience as a driller assistant or helper

  • Pass a drug screen, background check, physical and functional agility test and pulmonary function test

  • Have a good driving record

  • Possess a valid driver’s license

  • Be able to lift 100 pounds repetitively

  • Be able to crawl, squat, carry materials for extensive period of time

  • Be willing to be gone for a range of 14 to 30 days at a time, work in remote locations and adverse weather conditions

  • Be able to work 12-14 hour days

Education and Experience

Typically requires a High School diploma, GED or equivalent.

Boart Longyear offers top industry salaries, and a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, a 401k program with employer match, tuition reimbursement, and much more!


EEO Statement:

Boart Longyear is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

Auto req ID: 11830BR
Job Code: 250003 Driller 1.11.Drillers
Function: Drilling Services
Region (Business Group): NAM
Country: United States Of America
State/Province: Virginia
City: Wytheville