Job Type: Driller

Job Description:

Our Baton Rouge 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 and out of town work and working within industrial sites is regularly required. The work is generally physically demanding. 
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
Gathering field supplies
Performs duties at multiple job sites
Performs yard duties at direction of driller
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 and other types of instrumentation into boreholes 
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
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 assistance

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.

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