Driller - Water well

Boart Longyear (Forrestfield WA, Australia) 7 days ago

Boart Longyear is the world's leading provider of drilling services, drilling equipment and performance tooling for mining and drilling companies globally.

We are currently looking for an experienced Waterwell Driller to join our team. Candidates with a demonstrated history of working to strict safety and quality standards in a field leadership capacity are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience with Waterwell drilling is essential.

The successful applicant will be well presented with a mature attitude towards safety and possess a strong team-leadership focus. A passion for drilling and a hard working attitude is essential. This position is based on a 2:1 week off fly-in fly-out roster out of Perth, servicing operations in the Western Australia. Boart Longyear offers ongoing training and developmental opportunities as well as competitive salary and bonus scheme.

Safety and a zero harm culture is a core part of our business. To ensure the safety of all employees, successful candidates will need to meet the essential requirements of a pre-employment medical.

About the Role:

  • Provide safety leadership and assisting team members with the development of thorough risk assessments, critical control verifications and job safety analysis.
  • Provide ongoing coaching to develop your offsider(s); including addressing performance and conduct issues.
  • Coordinate and allocate work as required to meet drilling plans and run rates in the most cost effective/efficient way while meeting safety compliance requirements, including the co-ordination of relief team members as required.
  • Ensuring mechanical availability of assets through basic maintenance, reporting process, and effective prestart and preventative maintenance schedules.
  • Liaise with the Project Leader regarding the progress of the drilling program.
  • Conduct reviews of employee performance in line with overall organisational strategy and development.
  • Participate in drilling Contractor toolbox meetings and Geology safety meetings to ensure that all relevant successes and opportunities for improvement are effectively communicated, and that feedback from the Contractor is registered and actioned upon where necessary.
  • Lead investigations of all incidents / hazard management issues that occur in the work area and on shift and ensure effective corrective actions are identified, implemented and monitored in a timely and productive manner.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Relevant mining water bore production experience
  • Cert III in Drilling Operations - Essential
  • Waterwell license (Mud Rotary/ Air Rotary) Class 2 (Essential) or Class 3 (Desirable)
  • Truck Licence - HR license - (Essential) or MC licence - (Desirable)
  • C2Crane (Desirable)
  • DogmanorRigger (Essential)
  • WeldingCode,) - (Desirable)
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to provide an Australian National Police Clearance (within the last six months).
  • Ability to pass a Boart Longyear Pre-Employment Medical, including a Drug and Alcohol Screen.

In return, you will receive:

  • Competitive shift rates, bonus eligibility, annual/sick/personal leave entitlements
  • Flights (from Perth), site accommodation with gym, and all meals provided
  • Working for one of the world's leading providers of drilling products and services in their extensive SA operations
  • Excellent ongoing training and developmental opportunities



Boart Longyear is an equal opportunity employer and we recognise that we are strengthened by a diverse workforce. A person from a diverse background brings with them a different set of experiences, talent and perspective that could potentially provide a new answer to an old problem. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We all have something to contribute and it's this contribution that makes for a great organisation and fulfilling career.

Driller - Water well

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