Company: Terracon Skills: Driller, Drilling Foreman / Drilling Supervisor, Geoscientist Experience: 4 + Years Education: High School/Secondary Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee Location: Wichita, Kansas, United States Status: Active
In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume
does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.Authorized to work in: US
~~There are many reasons why you should consider beginning a career with Terracon. As an employee-owned company and over 50 years strong, Terracon provides stability through continued company growth, and a deep commitment to employees’ development and wellbeing.
Terracon offers you a rewarding career of delivering success and helping build communities.
We also offer great benefits such as 3 weeks personal time off, 401K match, medical/vision and dental coverage. To help with your professional development, we will also cover the cost for additional training and certifications.
Being an exploration team member at Terracon is special. Terracon has a great support for our exploration members. We have a wide network to draw from and will have your back. We have a strong safety culture and protocol because you going home safely at the end of the day is our top priority. This is proven by making sure our rigs are well maintained, people are trained, and adherence to DOT compliance. You are empowered to call out any safety concerns as they arise and stop work when necessary.
What you will do:
Operate drill rig in support of geotechnical exploration services. Some of our drilling methods are performing split- spoon and Shelby tube sampling techniques. We need someone who is a self starter, energetic, and can lead their exploration team. Some overnight travel may be required.
Perform subsurface exploration duties 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 tools 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. Report required maintenance to supervisor and perform maintenance tasks as required.
Essential Role and Responsibilities:
•Operate drill rigs and capable of performing auger, mud rotary and rock coring drilling methods
•In charge of two or three-person crews on projects requiring borings ranging to depths of approximately 100 feet.
•Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
•Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
•Meets with utility companies to verify that boring locations are clear of underground utilities.
•Responsible for the safety of the exploration crew and for ensuring that the assigned safety gear is being utilized during the execution of the project.
•Drives all company vehicles and operates all combination auger and mud rotary drill rigs.
•High school diploma or equivalent.
•Minimum 4 years of relevant experience or the equivalent in training and related experience.
•Class A CDL license with Medical Card
•Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.
•Valid Class A or B commercial driver’s license with acceptable violation history.
•Driller/well installation licensure
•CPR/First Aid Trained
•OSHA 40-Hour Course