Geotechnical Mud Rotary Driller



Calgary, AB, Canada
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2023

Mud Bay Drilling is hiring Geotechnical Mud Rotary Drillers and Drillers in Training!

Mud Bay Drilling has built a reputation based on trust and experience. Since 1972, we’ve delivered information through drilling, sampling and in-situ testing on geotechnical, environmental and exploration projects. We continue to offer the highest quality services in a safe, reliable and cost-effective manner. We operate a large fleet including geotechnical mud rotary and multi-drills, sonic drills, auger drills and specialty geotechnical drills and equipment. Driven by our dedication to safety and innovation, we’re a team connected by a culture of hard work and respect for one another. We commit to all employees that we will provide a respectful, positive, and enriching work environment. We want you to look forward to going to work every day. We reward and recognize staff for exceptional contributions to the company. Our success is a direct result of the people who work here.

We operate a large fleet including:

  • Geotechnical Mud Rotary & Multi-Drills
  • Sonic Drills
  • Auger Drills
  • Specialty Geotechnical Drills & Equipment

This position is for Geotechnical Mud Rotary Drillers, or:

  • Mud Rotary Drillers willing to learn more about Geotechnical Drilling
  • Drillers in training looking to progress to lead driller

Mud Bay Drilling offers a comprehensive benefits package for all regular full-time employees including extended health, dental, long-term disability and life insurance, wellness program, RRSP matching, corporate stock incentives, a referral bonus, professional development and more.


Equipment Operation

  • Set up and operate geotechnical mud rotary drilling equipment, sampling systems, geophysical instruments and other in-situ testing equipment following Mud Bay Drilling’s procedures in a safe and productive manner.
  • Provide timely assistance to Engineers and Technicians as required.
  • Assist with the mobilization and demobilization of equipment in hard-to-access environments.
  • Perform routine maintenance on various pieces of equipment to ensure optimal performance.

Health & Safety

  • Identify with and respect Mud Bay Drilling's safety culture, first and foremost.
  • Ensure proper preparation and knowledge of all necessary safe operating procedures before beginning any job.
  • Report any safety-related incidents, infractions, or near misses to the Project Manager and the HSE Officer, immediately.
  • Know and follow the incident reporting protocol at all times.

Other General Responsibilities

  • Communicate with the Supervisor or Project Manager as to any equipment problems or needs, as well as any field observations that might be of use.
  • Seek ways to improve operating procedures/processes.
  • Perform other shop functions as required.


Position requirements:

  • Driller or driller’s helper experience related to geotechnical or mud rotary drilling
  • Ability to work in mining and oil & gas environments including the ability to pass pre-access, post incident, and annual drug and alcohol screening
  • Class 5 or better drivers license with reasonable drivers abstract (commercial DL is an asset)
  • Willingness to work with a wide variety of equipment
  • Willingness to work long hours outdoors in all conditions
  • Willingness to work hard, and travel for work
  • Willingness to perform both shop based and field based work
  • Willing to learn new advanced geotechnical testing techniques involving sophisticated electronic testing equipment
  • Positive attitude in the work place

Position offers:

  • Hourly pay including daily overtime, weekly overtime, and double time
  • Paid travel and paid training
  • Additional perks and bonuses
  • Out of town living allowance
  • Excellent benefits
  • Year-round work

As part of our dedicated focus on the health and safety of all employees, and due to the requirement that employees be able to safely complete the tasks associated with this job position, a successful candidate may be required to take a pre-employment fit for duty test, including a drug and alcohol testing, and complete a satisfactory criminal record check.

Mud Bay Drilling is an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other status protected by applicable law.