Job Type: Driller

Job Description:

Our New Orleans office has an opportunity available for a Driller Assistant.  A driller assistant will assist the driller in solid stem and hollow stem auger drilling and Shelby tube sampling techniques. The assistant will help move, set up and operate drilling rigs and related equipment to drill holes for geotechnical exploration test borings. Site investigation/geotechnical drilling is done to determine the soil characteristics on construction sites. Work is outdoors in all weather conditions. The work is generally physically demanding. A sign-on bonus up to $1,000 may be available.

Ability to lift drill steel and materials weighing up to 80 lbs.
Label sample containers as directed
Assist driller in maintenance and repairs to drill rig
Expediting field supplies
Performs duties at multiple job sites
Performs yard duties at direction of driller
Assist in measuring test boring locations
Load and unload trucks
Smoothly and quickly connect and disconnect the lower parts of the drill pipe when it is being lowered into and raised from the hole
Catch samples of drilled cuttings to be analyzed
Assist in installing monitoring well casing and screens  
Clean and maintain equipment
Help move drilling rigs and equipment from site to site, set up in the new site 
Help obtain drilling core samples
Dig and clean mud pits and drains
Assist with well development and pumping tests
Operate equipment such as pumps for air, water and mud, and equipment and tools used to correct problems in drilled holes 
Carry out minor maintenance and repairs, including lubrication and cleaning
Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum of one-year experience preferred
Mechanical skills preferred
Class A or Class B CDL license a plus
Must have current DOT Medical Examiners Certificate or be able to obtain one prior to employment
Available to work overtime and weekends as required to meet client schedules
Available for overnight/out-of-town travel
Must pass company background checks including drug screen
Must have an excellent driving record within company standards
Local candidates preferred; no relocation

We offer a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off, 401(k) with company match, and much more.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity.  We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.  Ardaman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tetra Tech, who is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.  Ardaman is a Drug Free Workplace. The hiring department will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate.

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