Drillers, Helpers, and Drillers in Training



Kelowna, BC, Canada
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2023

Mud Bay Drilling is hiring Drillers, Helpers and Drillers in Training.

*Candidates must live within commuting distance of Lake Country / Greater Kelowna*

We are an industry-leading geotechnical and environmental drilling contractor operating throughout the Americas. We keep a staff of safety-focused, long-term, dedicated employees, that like to work hard and enjoy the adventure. (www.mudbaydrilling.com or www.conetec.com)

The available positions are local to our Kelowna / Lake Country office. Approximately 1/2 of the work is local to the Greater Kelowna area and the other 1/2 requires travel.

Drillers and helpers operate specialized equipment to collect data and samples for engineers, scientists, and geologists. They operate in a variety of industries and environments including mining, oil and gas, urban, and infrastructure. Employees are often away from home for long periods of time on field assignments. Work hours and shifts vary greatly. Hours generally exceed 10-12 hrs/day, and shifts vary between 5 to 21 days straight followed by 2 to 7 days off.

The position requires significant physical labour. Duties include:

  • operating drilling and support equipment
  • driving and transporting materials in light and medium-duty vehicles
  • general labour; lifting, carrying, and organizing materials and consumables
  • transporting water and maintaining water supply
  • assisting with drilling operations; handling heavy drill steel
  • cleaning and maintaining equipment and work sites

Position requirements:

  • Experience related to geotechnical or environmental drilling is an asset, but not required
  • Ability to work in mining and oil & gas environments including the ability to pass pre-access, post-incident, and annual drug and alcohol screening
  • A full and valid driver's license with a reasonable driver's abstract, and commercial DL is an asset. A driver's abstract will be required with your application.
  • Willingness to work long hours outdoors in all conditions
  • Willingness to work hard, and travel for work
  • Positive attitude in the workplace

Position offers:

  • Hourly pay including daily overtime, weekly overtime, and double time
  • Paid travel and training
  • Paid out-of-town accommodations
  • Out-of-town living allowance
  • Additional bonuses and perks
  • Excellent benefits
  • Lots of overtime
  • 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.