Field Technician – Crawler Mounted Drill Rig Operator

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ABC is recruiting a proficient Drilling Rig Operator to operate a Terrier rig for site investigations on construction projects. Duties include setup, maintenance, and ensuring safe drilling operations to contribute to project success in a welcoming work environment.

Job title
Field Technician – Crawler Mounted Drill Rig Operator
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Tauranga Central, Bay of Plenty
Science & Technology
Full time


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ABC are a leading provider of civil engineering materials testing services both in the laboratory and field. We're looking for a skilled and motivated individual to join our site investigation team as a Drilling Rig Operator for our crawler mounted rig.

The Terrier Drilling Rig Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the rig on construction, environmental, and engineering projects. This role involves operating the machinery, maintaining the machinery and associated equipment, and ensuring adherence to safety protocols. You will be supported but responsible for identifying and targeting opportunities and securing work.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
As the Terrier Drilling Rig Operator, you'll play a vital role in ensuring our drilling projects run smoothly and efficiently. You'll be responsible for the safe setup, operation, and maintenance of our Terrier drilling rig. This includes:

- Set up, operate, and maintenance of the rig and associated equipment.
- Operate the drill safely and efficiently to create boreholes according to project specifications.
- Monitor and adjust drilling parameters based on ground conditions.
- Have a sound understanding of the limitations and abilities of a Terrier rig and apply this knowledge to ensure successful project outcomes.
- Maintain accurate logs of drilling activity, including footage drilled, encountered materials, and equipment used.
- Perform pre-drilling inspections to ensure the safe operation of the rig.
- Assist with minor repairs and adjustments to the drilling equipment.
- Communicate effectively with stakeholders, customers and other staff
- Follow all safety protocols and procedures on the job site.
- Collection and handling of soil, rock or water samples when as required during the drilling process.
- Stocking, monitoring, and re-ordering of parts and associated consumables.
- Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications.
- Physically fit to perform the duties of the job, including lifting heavy objects, and working in all weather conditions.
Safety: You'll prioritize safety on the job site, following all company safety protocols and procedures.
Recordkeeping: You'll maintain accurate logs of drilling activity, including depths, formations encountered, and any issues encountered.

You're the Ideal Candidate if You Have:
Minimum of 2 years of experience operating drilling rigs, preferably with Percussion and Rotary rig experience.
A strong understanding of drilling principles and procedures.
Excellent mechanical aptitude and the ability to perform basic rig maintenance.
A valid driver's license.
A strong commitment to safety
The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
The ability to work long hours and in various weather conditions.
The drive and ability to win work.

About us
ABC is a specialist materials testing company providing laboratory- and field-testing services to the geotechnical, civil and environmental engineering industries. We have offices in Auckland, Pukekohe, Hamilton, Napier, Tauranga, Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch.

Why join ABC
At ABC we believe you should love your job and the environment you work in. Our teams are an outgoing, sporty bunch, who enjoy team events and activities. Our company culture has been integral to our growth and development - we offer a social club, family events, team competitions, a $750 annual well-being allowance, and a highly competitive nationwide weekly quiz. We have a great reputation within the marketplace through our belief in our core values of Care, Empowerment, Ingenuity, Integrity, Fun and Futurity.

We actively promote an open culture where innovation and continuous improvement is encouraged. We offer ongoing training, continued educational support, internal mentoring, and professional memberships. ABC is a company where you can feel comfortable asking others for advice and where people are equally willing to listen to your ideas. This is a great opportunity to join a friendly, though professional team who focus on delivering first-class, efficient solutions.

How to Apply
Apply online by clicking the Apply Now button. We are proud to be an Immigration New Zealand Accredited Employer, a member of Diversity Works, and Partners of TupuToa and Pūhoro STEM Academy. We particularly encourage speakers of Te Reo Māori or Pasifika languages to apply.

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